• Kate  Lewis

    Kate Lewis

    Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines

Kate Lewis is the Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines. Tasked with marrying print and digital, she is obsessed with (in her own words)  “producing the best version of these storied brands on whatever platform we’re publishing on.” Ahem, no small job in a media landscape that changes at lightning speed! With 25 years of experience under her belt working in a variety  of positions at powerhouse publishers including Condé Nast and Hearst, Lewis has something other people don’t: creativity merged with institutional knowledge of this highly eccentric industry. Kate has first-hand witnessed and now manages the evolution of journalism from print to digital and thoughtfully strategizes ways to secure content’s footing and relevance. Nothing short of fascinating!

What will I get from this course?

In this course you will learn about the editorial and journalism process and the evolution of digital, print, and social media. Kate will share her career path and how it has shaped into her current role..a lesson in advancement in this highly competitive industry. You will learn all about what makes good content and the steps taken to keep a brand current and “fresh,” in a constantly changing media landscape. The course will encourage you to push the envelope of your own creativity and help you to become a great storyteller. The lessons will encourage you to be creative in your work and collaborate through teamwork. Kate’s wisdom will set you up for success in landing the job of your dreams and rising to the top. You will learn about the qualities that are most important for brands and influencers to connect with their audiences. 

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone currently working in, or interested in, a career in communications and media. 

  • Those looking to enhance their creativity and become better storytellers. 

  • People interested in advancements in technology and the digital age. 

  • Women looking to collaborate with others and climb the corporate ladder. 

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: Career Path
    • Lesson 1: A Passion for Magazines
    • Lesson 2: Mentors Who Shaped My Career
    • Lesson 3: The Power of Female Friends and Support
    • Lesson 4: Healthy Competition and Creativity
    • Lesson 5: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 2
    Chapter 2: Content, Collaboration and Creativity
    • Lesson 1: Keeping a Brand Fresh
    • Lesson 2: Ambition and Collaboration
    • Lesson 3: Content: The Holy Grail
    • Lesson 4: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 3
    Chapter 3: The “New” Magazine Business
    • Lesson 1: Data Drives It All - Part 1
    • Lesson 2: Data Drives It All - Part 2
    • Lesson 3: Digital, Print & Social: a Giant Stew!
    • Lesson 4: Brands as Influencers
    • Lesson 5: Social Media as a Synergy to Your Career
    • Lesson 6: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 4
    Chapter 4: Work Life Advice & Balance
    • Lesson 1: Laughter: The Secret Sauce
    • Lesson 2: Resetting Your Creativity
    • Lesson 3: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 5
    Chapter 5: Advice That Can Change Your Career: Part 1
    • Lesson 1: Mentorship Vs Sponsorship
    • Lesson 2: Inspiring Creativity Through Teamwork
    • Lesson 3: Career Advice for Young Women
    • Lesson 4: Standing out at Work
    • Lesson 5: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 6
    Chapter 6: Advice That Can Change Your Career: Part 2
    • Lesson 1: Finding Your Passion
    • Lesson 2: What Kate Looks for in a New Job Applicant
    • Lesson 3: Training Women to Rise to the Top
    • Lesson 4: Networking That Opens Doors
    • Lesson 5: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 7
    Chapter 7: Owning It & Great Storytelling
    • Lesson 1: You Deserve It!
    • Lesson 2: The Jewels of Successful Content Creation
    • Lesson 3: Appreciating the Audience
    • Lesson 4: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF
  • 8
    Chapter 8: Jobs In Journalism
    • Lesson 1: Challenges in Journalism Today
    • Lesson 2: Finding the Right Job in Journalism
    • Lesson 3: Literary Writing Still Matters
    • Lesson 4: Finding a Career in Both Digital and Print
    • Lesson 5: Dressing for Success
    • Lesson 6: Kate’s Love of Her Job
    • Lesson 7: Worksheet - Downloadable PDF