Lesley Jane Seymour

Editor-in-Chief, MORE, Executive Director, Meredith Corporation Beauty Center of Excellence

Lesley Jane Seymour

Editor-in-Chief, MORE, Executive Director, Meredith Corporation Beauty Center of Excellence

Biography

Lesley Jane Seymour was named Editor-in-Chief of MORE in January 2008, and has led the magazine to a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination for personal service for an investigative piece titled “The Endangered Uterus” and to nominations for General Excellence in 2010 and 2012. Most recently, MORE received a 2015 Deadline Club award in the Magazine Personal Service category for the piece “How to Command a Room.”

Seymour also spearheaded a significant redesign of the magazine, which now offers a more luxurious look and feel that reflects the sophistication of its readers, in February 2015. Under her guidance, MORE made history with its July/August 2015 issue, which was guest edited by First Lady Michelle Obama—the first time MORE has welcomed a guest editor, and the first time that a First Lady of the United States has guest edited an entire issue of a magazine.

Seymour serves as the Executive Director of Meredith Corporation’s Beauty Center of Excellence, which helps luxury beauty brands reach Meredith’s audience of more than 100 million women through multi-platform content sharing partnerships.

Before joining Meredith, Seymour served as the Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, Editor-in-Chief of Redbook, Editor-in- Chief of YM, Beauty Director of Glamour and Senior Editor of Vogue.

Additionally, Seymour is the author of two books, On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood. She is the chair of Duke Magazine’s editorial advisory board and a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices.