RAZZ Pride Icons: Phillip Picardi

Phillip Picardi, if not already, will be a publishing legend. After completing his degree from NYU in 2012, Picardi began his career working at Racked and Teen Vogue. Two years later, he became senior beauty editor at Refinery 29 but just seven months into the job, Picardi returned to Teen Vogue as digital editorial director (this is all by the age of 25). He worked closely with editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth and creative director Marie Suter, transforming the publication’s branding and turning towards politics, social issues, and activism. Condé Nast said that during Picardi’s time at Teen Vogue, “traffic to TeenVogue.com has increased to more than 9.2 million unique visitors, up from 2.7 million unique visitors last year, mobile traffic more than doubled with an increase of 109 percent year on year, and video viewers grew 989 percent”.

In March 2017, Picardi then joined beauty publication Allure, alongside his position at Teen Vogue. Later that same year, Condé Nast launched them, the LGBTQ+ publication with a focus on challenging gender norms, the company’s first new brand since 2007 and created by Picardi. In January 2018 he became chief content officer at Teen Vogue, but left Condé Nast later that year to become the editor-in-chief of Out. He has made it onto the Forbes 30 under 30 list and is set to transform the industry.


Find Out More: HOW PHILLIP PICARDI LANDED A MAJOR MAGAZINE GIG BY THE AGE OF 25 – http://coveteur.com/2016/08/18/deskside-phillip-picardi-teen-vogue-digital-editorial-director/ 

Biography – https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/people/phillip-picardi

Condé Nast Launches “them” — the First Project from the Company’s New Incubator – https://www.condenast.com/press/conde-nast-launches-them-the-first-project-from-the-companys-new-incubator/

Phillip Picardi on pitching ‘them’ to Anna Wintour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAoEgaQKP9E

Teen Vogue’s Phillip Picardi On Elevating Diverse Voices | Forbes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSp547j6f0U

Charlotte ‘Fozz’ Forrester

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