Refinery29 names Lansom associate editor

Refinery29 has appointed Alicia Lansom associate editor to cover fashion, lifestyle, work and money. Previously, Lansom was an editorial assistant. Lansom interned at Marie Claire, Stylist Magazine, HELLO! Magazine and Bauer Media. She was an entertainment writer at LeftLion Magazine Nottingham and a freelance commercial writer at The Telegraph. Lansom has a B.A. in journalism […]

Refinery29 is looking for writers

Refinery29 is looking for any pitches on the new season of Netflix’s Bling Empire. ABOUT THE COMPANY Refinery29 is a global media company focused on young women. It aims to inspire, entertain, and empower its audience through optimistic and diverse storytelling, experiences, and points of view. It is a lifestyle destination that delivers inspiration to […]

Refinery29 top editor Fortune departs

Carley Fortune, executive editor of Refinery29 Canada, has left to pursue her career in fiction writing. In her role as executive editor, she led the Canadian launch of Refinery29 in October 2018 and oversaw all editorial planning, strategy, and execution for the brand, including digital content, social media, newsletters, audience growth among other tasks. She […]

Egonu joins Refinery29 as an associate newsletter editor

Ugochi Egonu is now an associate newsletter editor at Refinery29. Previously, she was a writer at Audible. She was also a youth ambassador at Instagram and Vice Media. She has also contributed to Rookie Magazine. Egonu graduated from New York University.

Morgan set to depart Refinery29 UK

Jessica Noah Morgan, a staff writer at Refinery29 UK, is leaving the company. She has also freelanced for Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar, Stylist, Evening Standard, Red Magazine, Black Ballad, Refinery29, and The Times, among others. She has also worked at Yahoo and was a reporter at The Independent. She was also a news reporter at the […]

Refinery29 appoints Oliver as global editor-in-chief

Simone Oliver, who leads partnerships with magazines and lifestyle brands at Facebook and Instagram, will be joining Refinery29 as its new global editor-in-chief, starting September 30, reports The New York Times. In her new role, she will oversee the company’s articles, videos, audience engagement efforts, and partnerships with clothing companies and other brands. The “global” […]

Refinery29 editor resigns after backlash from employees

Christene Barberich, editor and co-founder of women’s lifestyle publication Refinery29, announced on Monday that she will be stepping down from her post after some employees complained on social media about discrimination they experienced at work, reports New York Times. Barberich will resign from her post, effective immediately, but will stay on as adviser until fall. […]

Vice Media and Refinery29 restructure following deal


Vice Media has appointed a president and promoted one of its existing executives to become chief operating officer. The move comes following its deal with Refinery29. Additionally, Refinery29 co-founders and co-CEOs Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano are stepping down to move into advisory roles following the deal which was valued at $400m, according to […]

Vice Media acquires Refinery29


Vice Media has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. The deal is the second significant merger among digital publishers in recent days. Last week, Vox Media acquired New York Media, the company behind New York magazine and its online offshoots. The acquisition is valued at approximately $400 million and includes stock with some cash, report […]

Vice Media in talks to acquire Refinery29

Vice Media is currently in talks to purchase woman-focused publisher Refinery29 according to the Wall Street Journal. If the companies were to merge, it would be the unification of two of the largest venture-based companies in the United States. Vice has been struggling and recently laid off 10% of its global workforce earlier this year. The […]