Phillip Picardi is the Editor-in-Chief of OUT Magazine. Picardi is the youngest person to hold the role in the magazine’s history. He was formerly the Chief Content Officer and founding editor of the newly-launched them, Condé Nast’s first-ever platform devoted to the queer community. He was also the Chief Content Officer of Teen Vogue, where he was previously an intern and an assistant. When Picardi re-joined the brand in 2015, he launched the website’s politics and wellness coverage, shifting the brand’s focus from fashion and celebrity to themes of gender equality and social justice. In turn, TeenVogue.com traffic skyrocketed from 2 to 12 million monthly unique visitors in just two years, nabbing two Webby Awards, a GLAAD Award, and Adweek nods along the way. Most recently, Picardi was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2017 and Out Magazine’s OUT100. He was also named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, and one of the 50 Most Influential LGBTQ People in Media by The Advocate. In August 2018, it was announced that Picardi will lead a relaunch of OUT across print and digital platforms. His debut issue hit newsstands in late January.
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