Troy Young is president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 25 U.S. titles and close to 300 international editions. He is also a senior vice president of Hearst.
Young joined Hearst in 2013 as president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, where he built a continuously growing division that creates and manages the content, technology, operations, product and business development strategies for 20 digital brands in the U.S. The portfolio includes Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR and Delish, as well as Sweet, a collaboration with Snapchat on its Discover platform.
In 2015, Young was named Adweek’s Magazine Executive of the Year, an honor that recognized him for unifying Hearst’s “print and digital brands into a single, well-oiled machine whose traffic has surged,” leading to a 75 percent increase in revenue, and for his development of MediaOS, "a combined CMS, ad sales and data strategy tool for all Hearst properties.” In 2014, Young was inducted to MIN’s Digital Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was named to the FOLIO 100, a list of the most influential and impactful media professionals of the year. Young was also one of MIN’s Most Intriguing People the same year.
A media executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in digital publishing and advertising, Young was previously president of Say Media. Prior to Say, Young held several executive positions at Omnicom’s digital agency Organic, including the role of chief experience officer, where he advised on strategy and created award-winning work for clients including American Express, Virgin Mobile, Sirius XM, Chrysler and Bank of America. He has held numerous advisory roles with digital media, mobile and commerce companies and currently serves on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Digital Content Next (DCN).