Janice Min is the former co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. She remains as an advisor to the Group and an owner of The Hollywood Reporter. Min took the helm of The Hollywood Reporter in 2010, engineering one of publishing’s biggest and most dazzling media turnarounds in history. In 2014, she was given oversight of Billboard with similar results. During her tenure, the two publications’ combined digital audience nearly quadrupled, and revenue more than doubled with consistent year-over-year double digit growth in areas including luxury, fashion, airlines and automotive. Today, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches nearly 27 million readers a month online per ComScore, with a social footprint of more than 20 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, several branded shows on television, 40 hours of video a month, a robust Facebook Live presence, and glittering live events that most recently featured headline-making appearances by Madonna, Tina Fey, and Megyn Kelly. Recent newsmaking content includes a short documentary about Hollywood’s relationship with the gun industry, the first post-election interview with Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon, and podcast interviews covering Oscar season with an array of top talent, including Denzel Washington, Natalie Portman, and Mel Gibson.
Under Min’s leadership, The Hollywood Reporter won numerous accolades, including two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016, four consecutive years of nominations for General Excellence, and two nominations for Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors. It also won 36 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards, including Best Entertainment Publication and Best Entertainment Website, along with a 2016 Webby Award for Best Online Film and Video in the Entertainment category and a Gerald Loeb award nomination for “Studio Chiefs Unleashed,” a Roundtable of top film executives. Min and her team also won an Emmy in 2014 for executive producing the televised roundtable “Hollywood in Focus: Wolf of Wall Street.”
Min previously served as editor-in-chief of US Weekly, turning it into one of the magazine industry’s “major success stories” according to The New York Times. She was named one of the Post’s Most Powerful Women in New York (2007) and one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 (2006). She regularly appears on Today and Entertainment Tonight and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The New Yorker and on Nightline.