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.
Barberich started the company as co-founder 15 years ago and has since then held the post of editor.
Previously, she was deputy editor at The Daily. Before that, she served as an executive editor and as a style editor at City Magazine and Gourmet Magazine, respectively.
Barberich is a B.A. in creative writing and visual arts from State University of New York College at Oswego.