Teen magazine Teen magazine is the magazine for girls, and it’s got some serious star power.
In a move that was not lost on the young girls at the helm of the Teen magazine, they also have the most popular female editors in the industry.
“The only problem is that they don’t have a girl editor,” says Sarah Lipsky, one of the editors.
In the past, the magazine has focused on girls in a way that was also aimed at boys, but now that there is more diversity, Lipska says the focus is on a diverse range of girls.
“We really have to make sure that we are really doing the best we can with the talent we have.”
And she believes that by focusing on a variety of topics, they can achieve that.
“Girls have a lot of stories to tell, and they are very visual, so I think it’s important to tell stories that are in-your-face and that are very graphic, and I think that is really what is different about Teen magazine,” she says.
There is also the matter of having a female editorial board.
“Our board has a lot more diversity than we have, and we have more women in the board, and that’s really cool,” says Lipski.
She says that as a board, the editors have a strong voice in shaping the direction of the magazine.
Lipskys team also has an online presence, where the editors can answer questions on the Teen news, and can also make a video series for the magazine about their favorite Teen topics.
“I think it is really important to have that platform to give the editors the feedback they need to make the content they want to write better, and also give them the opportunity to talk to other editors and the board,” says the editor.
Teen magazine has also been the recipient of some award nominations, and Lipskaya is happy to have the magazine named one of “The Most Innovative and Influential News Websites of 2014” by The Webby Awards, which honor the websites that are “in the midst of transformative change.”
For now, Lippski is focused on helping the magazine grow, and hopes that the online presence will grow as well.
“That will definitely allow us to grow, because it’s such a new medium, and a whole new audience for Teen magazine that we want to grow with,” she laughs.
She hopes that with that new audience, the magazines content will also expand and the editors will be able to continue to bring in new writers and editors, who she says have all the experience to make that happen.
“It will be a fun time for all of us,” she adds.
And for the editors, it’s a chance to learn about new things they are doing.
“There is a lot that we do on Teen magazine every single day, and if I can make that learning experience a little bit more interesting and fun, I’m all for that,” says a young editor named Amanda.