Hearst Magazines Digital Chief Troy Young Discusses Finding Great Editors

Specs Who Troy Young Age 45 New gig President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Old gig President, Say Media What’s it been like coming from pure-play digital companies like Say Media to Hearst, which has had a print mind-set? It was different at first, for sure. There were a lot more steps between A and B. At Say, we started with five people, so you just did what you needed to do. I think that’s changing here a lot, but I would say there are more stakeholders in every decision. What was your first big task when you got here? Making our guiding light the user. What was the guiding light before? The business. But there was a lot done before I arrived. I want to be clear: I’m just writing a second chapter. Two of your biggest hires—Amy Odell and Leah Chernikoff—had digital backgrounds. Do you make an effort to hire people who are digital natives? First, it’s about finding great people. I think there are wonderfully talented people in print, but you’ve got to be able to live in the moment. The young, modern digital editor doesn’t just think about content, they think about content and distribution. When you sit with a group of young editors, you’ll hear them say, “Oh yeah, that worked, that was cool; that didn’t work at all.” When you sit with other editors, it’s like, “That’s a good idea.” The difference between those two things is massive. Everyone’s trying to find the key to successful native advertising. What’s Hearst’s approach? We write content around a thesis and a... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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