Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping
Running global media brands, appealing to new audiences and telling the stories of ordinary women who do extraordinary things.
Jane Francisco is the Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping, one of the world’s leading women’s magazines. Founded in 1885, Good Housekeeping has counted Virginia Woolf and Evelyn Waugh among its former contributors, and is widely known and respected for its iconic Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. After her appointment in 2014, Jane grew the magazine’s reach to 60 million, and was recently named Editorial Director at Hearst Lifestyle Group. In this in-depth interview, she discusses the segmentation of the magazine’s readership, and how she appeals to an audience that cuts across generational divides; explains why she introduced the Good Housekeeping audience to the ‘slow living’ movement; and reveals what inspired her to set up the Awesome Women Awards with award-winning TV producer Shonda Rhimes.
Tom Newton Dunn
Political Editor, The Sun
18th January 2018
Thriving in a Westminster obsessed with Brexit, battling to interview Jeremy Corbyn, and championing Sun readers as ‘the backbone of the nation’.
Business Presenter, Sky News
11th January 2018
Grilling the country’s top CEOs and breaking financial scandals – live on air
28th December 2017
Relaunching a music icon, the difficult balance of pleasing long-standing and new readers, and causing an election furore with Corbyn.
Editor-in-Chief, USA Today
21st December 2017
Leading an iconic American media brand, the journey to the Editor’s chair; the low number of women in media leadership roles – and her personal commitment to help solve the problem.
Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan UK
14th December 2017
Reinventing Britain’s most widely-read women’s magazine – including how they write about sex; the media’s responsibility on body image issues …and who today’s ‘Cosmo woman’ actually is.