Refinery29 announces promotions

    Digital media company Refinery29 today announced the promotion of Gillian Orr to Content Director of the brand’s UK operation. In addition, Sarah Raphael (pictured), previously Editorial Director, is moving to the new role of Editor at Large. Integral members of the editorial team, both Sarah and Gillian have been key to the success of Refinery29’s first international edition, headquartered in London, since its launch in 2015. As the newly appointed Content Director, Gillian will wear many hats, managing the editorial team, writing and reviewing content as well as amplifying the impact of Refinery29’s content outside of the digital media company’s ecosystem. Sarah, in her new role as Editor at Large, will be focusing on features and special projects, while continuing to have a voice in various aspects of the business including art & design, strategy, tentpoles and other editorial initiatives. Both Gillian and Sarah have spearheaded ground-breaking editorial projects over the past year that speak to Refinery29’s engaged, female audience: these include ‘Stop Skirting The Issue’, a campaign pushing for upskirt photography to be classed as a sexual offence, and ‘Rag Week’, an on-site takeover on that addresses the taboos and poor media coverage surrounding periods.

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