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BILLBOARD HIRES REBECCA MILZOFF AS SENIOR EDITOR, FEATURES

New York, NY (August 26, 2016) — Rebecca Milzoff has been named senior editor, Features at Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music. In her new role, Milzoff will work with Features Director Nick Catucci on Billboard’s longform storytelling across platforms, including investigative features, profiles of top music stars, and special editorial packages like the magazine’s Women in Music and No. 1s issues.

Prior to Billboard, Milzoff spent 11 years at New York magazine, where she most recently served as a senior editor, working with the culture critics in print, editing for Vulture and overseeing travel coverage for New York’s digital platforms. Milzoff also regularly wrote about music and theater for New York and contributed profiles and news features to The New York Times and other publications.

“Rebecca has extensive experience covering the entertainment industry and has proven her ability to produce stellar content,” said Mike Bruno, SVP Digital Content at Billboard. “Her expertise will enhance our groundbreaking features, our special issues and our unparalleled storytelling as we continue to deliver the industry’s best content across platforms.”

Milzoff’s addition comes on the heels of a major digital expansion at The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard media group. With a massive social media footprint and surging online traffic, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group recently launched its first original weekly series, “Charts Center,” and announced plans to hire a dedicated team tasked with creating additional ongoing series as well as daily, weekly and other special broadcasts for Facebook Live. The entertainment news group plans to create upwards of 250 hours of live video over the next year.

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About Billboard

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 6.1 million engaged actions in Q3 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard has a social media footprint of 11.2 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2015, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Lady Gaga as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience for the first time via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner.

 

 

Date: 
Friday, August 26, 2016