Condé Nast has announced two new senior roles in its global communications leadership team, appointing Monica Lee as Senior Vice President, Communications and Nina Joyce as Vice President, Communications, UK.
“During this pivotal moment of growth and transformation at Condé Nast I’m thrilled to have such industry-leading talent join our communications team. With established track records in launching and shaping new media ventures, both Monica and Nina are innovative thinkers that will amplify the agenda-setting work of our world-class brands,” said Danielle Carrig, Chief Communications Officer.
Lee, who oversees the US-based communications team, will help lead strategic brand and corporate communications across Condé Nast’s large portfolio and business divisions. Serving as a key leader in the team and company-at-large, she will work closely with business leaders, editorial talent and market communications teams around the world to create a unified communications vision that will advance and strengthen the company’s global narrative and growth priorities.
For the last five years, Lee served as Arianna Huffington’s Chief Communications Officer at Thrive Global, where she was a founding executive of the company leading all internal and external communications strategy. Prior to joining Thrive, she was Head of Global Communications at The Huffington Post where she led strategic communications for the global media company across 16 international markets, with oversight of all corporate and content communications. Prior to joining HuffPost, Lee spent eight years at NBCUniversal managing the communications and publicity strategy for the network’s top talent and signature programmes including TODAY, Dateline and NBC News Primetime Specials.
Lee will be based in New York and reports to Carrig.
The company has also named Nina Joyce as Vice President Communications, UK. In this newly-created leadership position, Joyce will oversee the U.K’s corporate communications narrative as well as develop and execute PR strategy for its breadth of world-class editorial brands including British Vogue, GQ, Wired, Condé Nast Traveller, Glamour, Tatler and World of Interiors. Her role will be instrumental to Condé Nast’s exponential global growth, at the heart of which is its new borderless editorial strategy combining an increase in innovative video content, digital-first storytelling and a rapidly expanding events offerings.
Joyce joins from VICE Media Group (VMG) where she spent a decade launching and leading the communications strategy for multiple award-winning brands as well as leading its digital, commercial and corporate operations across EMEA. During her tenure, she also led VMG’s global communications approach for its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and spearheaded PR for culture-defining media launches including the digital relaunch of i-D and women’s channel Broadly.
Prior, Joyce established European communications for renowned women’s brand Refinery29 across multiple markets and forged innovative communications strategies for the company’s award-winning editorial campaigns including work to decriminalise abortion and limit harmful advertising targeting women’s sexual and physical health.
Joyce will be based in London and reports to Meera Pattni, SVP Communications, Condé Nast.