Celebrity newsweekly vet Janice Min was named editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter in the latest top-level hire at the 80-year-old trade title following its recent acquisition by e5 Global Media.
e5 is a private-equity-backed firm that was formed with the purchase from the Nielsen Co. of THR and seven other brands including AdweekMedia, to which Adweek belongs.
Min served as editor-in-chief of Wenner Media’s Us Weekly from 2003-09, where she oversaw a sharp rise in circulation and won multiple industry awards, including Adweek’s Editor of the Year. Before that, she held positions at Time Inc.’s InStyle and People.
“Janice dramatically transformed the landscape of entertainment journalism,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of e5. “And she is perfectly suited to lead The Hollywood Reporter’s business-to-influencer coverage of the global entertainment industry.”
“The Hollywood Reporter is one of the most iconic brands in the entertainment industry,” Min said. “It's well-positioned to be a powerful voice across all media platforms.”