Janice Byung Min is an American editor and writer. She is a content executive and part of the leadership team at Quibi, the new mobile video startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. Min grew up in Littleton, before earning a bachelor's in history and a master's in journalism at Columbia University in New York City. After graduating, she worked at The Reporter Dispatch in New York, covering the crime beat and local events. In 1993, she joined People magazine. There she created a weekly fashion feature. A few years she worked at Life Magazine as the assistant managing editor, before working for InStyle with the same job title, she was the Co-President and Chief Creative Officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, overseeing The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. At InStyle Min created the InStyle Weddings and InStyle Makeover publications; as editor-in-chief at Us Weekly from 2002 to 2009, she was influential in creating popular culture trends and an industry for celebrity gossip.
Min created a more celebrity-friendly editorial style and placed more emphasis on reality TV stars. Min was appointed to lead The Hollywood Reporter in 2010 as part of a turnaround effort, as the publication was doing poorly, she re-launched it as a glossy weekly magazine that emphasized in-depth news visuals. Min re-worked the website; these efforts were followed by increased readership and Min's promotion to her current position in 2014. Janice Min, the youngest of three children, was born in Atlanta, to Nungsun Min, an IRS agent, Hong Min, a zoology professor turned businessman, her father taught at the University of Georgia and became an executive for a medical supply company. Min's parents emigrated to the United States from South Korea. Min grew up in Littleton, where her family moved just before she started first grade, she excelled in school, skipping third grade and graduating high school at age 16. As a child, Min was a fan of journalist Connie Chung. Min said her parents were "oddly permissive" of her interest in journalism for Asian-American immigrants.
Min had an interest in fashion since she was a little girl. When Min was 13, she lied about her age. In middle school and at Heritage High School, she contributed to the schools' student newspapers. Min worked at a clothing store in a local mall, became a cashier at Target, sold cosmetics at Foley's during a summer break in college, she interned one summer at MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Min moved to New York City to attend Columbia University when she was 16. There she met her future husband, Peter Sheehy, graduated in 1990 with a degree in history, she obtained a master's degree in journalism from the same university. Min began her journalism career in 1991 as a reporter for The Reporter-Dispatch in Westchester County, New York, she covered the crime beat, as well as local school board and planning committee meetings, among other topics. Min joined People magazine in 1993 as a staff writer, she did not have an interest in celebrity gossip, but was looking for a job and had a friend that worked there.
At first, Min struggled at People. According to one of her former coworkers, she was a "poor writer". Paula Chin, then-senior editor of the magazine, mentored her. Min became better suited for the position, she covered fashion for the "Style Watch" section. Min was promoted to senior editor in 1997. After five years at People, Min left the paper and joined Life Magazine as the assistant managing editor. According to Adweek, she was "bored and miserable" at Life, because of the slower pace of a monthly publication. Min left after less than a year at Life, to work for InStyle under the same job title. There she led the development of InStyle Makeover. In 2001, Min started looking for another position. In 2002, Min applied for the editor-in-chief position at Us Weekly and was instead hired as an executive editor under Bonnie Fuller, who became editor-in-chief; the following July, Fuller resigned and Min was appointed to take her place. According to The New York Times, Min turned Us Weekly into one of the magazine industry's "major success stories".
Public interest in celebrity news was growing. In her role at Us Weekly, Min had a significant impact on popular culture and was influential in creating an industry for celebrity gossip. For example, Us Weekly was responsible for the popularity of the reality TV show about a couple with eight children, Jon & Kate Plus 8, after it featured John and Kate on the cover of eight sequential issues. Min focused much of the publication's editorial on reality TV stars, rather than singers. According to Adweek, Min positioned celebrities as the reader's friend who "can take a little good-natured ribbing" and fostered more cooperative relationships with celebrities. According to Elle, Min depicted celebrities as people that "may make dumb craven, but are never villains". According to The Los Angeles Times, Min "softened the tone and made it much more friendly to stars". Min created a calmer environment in the workplace, dramatic and contentious. Under Min's tenure, the publication's circulation grew from 800,000 copies per week in 2000 to 1.9 million by 2009.
Min had negotiated a contract that tied her compensation to the number of magazines sold. As distribution increased, her salary peaked at $2 million a year, she left in August 2009 as her contract was up for renewal and ad revenues at the publication were decreasing. For her work at Us Wee
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