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#AskAMogulAnything:Hi,I'mJaneFrancisco.I'mtheeditorinchiefofGoodHousekeepingandtheEditorialDirectoroftheHearstLifestyleGroup.Askmeanything!Pleasestaytunedforthedateandtime.

Jane Francisco
Jane Francisco Editor in Chief of Good Housekeeping & Editorial Director of Hearst Lifestyle Group

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Hi! I'm Jane Francisco. I'm the editor in chief of Good Housekeeping and the Editorial Director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group where I oversee and develop content that caters to the modern woman across multiple platforms for Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day.

Under my leadership, Good Housekeeping was named to Adweek’s Hot List as the Hottest Women’s Magazine in 2016 and one of Advertising Age’s Hottest Magazines of the Year for 2016. I'm proud that I was honored as a Director-Level Doer for the 2016 FOLIO 100.

Before Good Housekeeping, I was the editor in chief of CHATELAINE, the leading women’s lifestyle media brand in Canada, where I transformed the magazine into a business that includes print, online, television, mobile and radio.

I've also been the editor in chief of Style at Home, the founding editor-in-chief of St. Joseph’s Media’s Wish from 2004 to 2008 where I was appointed editorial director of the company’s Lifestyle Group in 2006, and the editor-in-chief of the beauty and health-focused Glow. Earlier in my career, I was marketing director at Fashion magazine and worked with Futurebrand creating the image and strategy for new brands in the U.S. and Canada. 

Some fun facts about me are that I co-created the acclaimed national arts and culture magazine Venue, and that I live with my husband and ten-year-old son in New Jersey!

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on a date to be determined shortly.

21 comments

  • Gabriela Motroc
    Gabriela Motroc Mogul Influencer | Editor @JAXenterCOM & JAX Magazine
    9d ago

    Hi Jane! So you said that you develop content that caters to the modern woman across multiple platforms. I'm really curious to find out what the modern woman wants — What is she interested in?

    Hi Jane! So you said that you develop content that caters to the modern woman across multiple platforms. I'm really curious to find out what the modern woman wants — What is she interested in?

    • Jan Johnston Osburn
      Jan Johnston Osburn Mogul Influencer | Career & Life Coach | Helping People Turn Dreams into Realities
      9d ago

      My question was similar to Gabriela's so I'll just add a comment.... Who is this "modern woman”? How do you define that? The recent surge in woman's issues / rights have caused a rise in the term “feminism” once again. While I really detest labels, I’d consider myself a feminist but that that term in itself sparks controversy and at times pushes women to align with one side or another. Frankly, when it comes to the “modern woman” or “feminist”, I believe that’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin and does what she wants / when she wants without fear of repercussion from fitting in or not fitting in to any one ideal. I’m anxious to hear your response. Thank you for being here and I look forward to your answers.

      My question was similar to Gabriela's so I'll just add a comment.... Who is this "modern woman”? How do you define that? The recent surge in woman's issues / rights have caused a rise in the term “feminism” once again. While I really detest labels, I’d consider myself a feminist but that that term in itself sparks controversy and at times pushes women to align with one side or another. Frankly, when it comes to the “modern woman” or “feminist”, I believe that’s a woman who is comfortable in her own skin and does what she wants / when she wants without fear of repercussion from fitting in or not fitting in to any one ideal. I’m anxious to hear your response. Thank you for being here and I look forward to your answers.

  • Taylor Willimon
    10d ago

    Hi Jane! What a dream career you have. Did you always know you wanted to be an editor at a magazine?

    Hi Jane! What a dream career you have. Did you always know you wanted to be an editor at a magazine?

  • ahc328
    9d ago

    What is your favorite part about working at Good Housekeeping? I visited the office once and it looks like a wonderland of kitchen sets!

    What is your favorite part about working at Good Housekeeping? I visited the office once and it looks like a wonderland of kitchen sets!

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    5d ago

    What are your hobbies? Do you like to cook?

    What are your hobbies? Do you like to cook?

  • Joyce Short
    Joyce Short Mogul Influencer and Author: Combating Romance Scams, Why Lying to Get Laid Is a Crime!
    4d ago

    The FBI tells us that Romance Scams are the largest form of fraud today, with hundreds of millions of dollars in losses each year. It also states that 82% of these crimes happen to women and 18% happen to men. What is Good Housekeeping doing about this problem? BTW- I'm a subject matter expert on this issue, having written two books on the subject.

    The FBI tells us that Romance Scams are the largest form of fraud today, with hundreds of millions of dollars in losses each year. It also states that 82% of these crimes happen to women and 18% happen to men. What is Good Housekeeping doing about this problem? BTW- I'm a subject matter expert on this issue, having written two books on the subject.

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    3d ago

    Hi Jane! Thank you so much for being a guest. You are an inspiration! How do you see the publishing industry shifting in the next 5 years?

    Hi Jane! Thank you so much for being a guest. You are an inspiration! How do you see the publishing industry shifting in the next 5 years?

  • Lucy Chen
    3d ago

    Are the hours super long when working in publishing?

    Are the hours super long when working in publishing?

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    3d ago

    What are your hopes for what President Trump will do for women over the next four years?

    What are your hopes for what President Trump will do for women over the next four years?

  • Jane Francisco
    Jane Francisco Editor in Chief of Good Housekeeping & Editorial Director of Hearst Lifestyle Group
    3d ago

    Hey there. I'm here! Thanks so much for joining me. I've had a chance to look through some of the questions + I think this is going to be a lot of fun...and interesting! Feel free to jump in anytime with more questions.

    Hey there. I'm here! Thanks so much for joining me. I've had a chance to look through some of the questions + I think this is going to be a lot of fun...and interesting! Feel free to jump in anytime with more questions.

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  • Jane Francisco
    Jane Francisco Editor in Chief of Good Housekeeping & Editorial Director of Hearst Lifestyle Group
    3d ago

    hi there! after some technical difficulties, i'm here. i've had a chance to read through some of the questions + i think this is going to be fun...and interesting! feel free to jump in anytime with more questions.

    hi there! after some technical difficulties, i'm here. i've had a chance to read through some of the questions + i think this is going to be fun...and interesting! feel free to jump in anytime with more questions.

  • Lindsey Benoit 34

    Hi Jane! Do you have a motivational mantra?

    Hi Jane! Do you have a motivational mantra?

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  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    3d ago

    How do you balance work and family?

    How do you balance work and family?

    • Bethany Heinrich
      Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
      3d ago

      And is it something you've had to work on over time?

      And is it something you've had to work on over time?

  • David Pham
    David Pham CTO/CPO of Mogul
    3d ago

    Hi Jane! Thanks so much for answering our questions! You have a lot of impact as editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping - what kind of world do you want to create and how are you doing that at Good Housekeeping? Thanks!

    Hi Jane! Thanks so much for answering our questions! You have a lot of impact as editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping - what kind of world do you want to create and how are you doing that at Good Housekeeping? Thanks!

  • EthanSingh
    3d ago

    How do you research and keep up to date with content that modern women want so well?

    How do you research and keep up to date with content that modern women want so well?

  • Shanna Hawes Goodman
    Shanna Hawes Goodman Mogul Influencer
    3d ago

    When interviewing men, do you often ask them how they balance work and family? What tend to be their answers?

    When interviewing men, do you often ask them how they balance work and family? What tend to be their answers?

  • Claire Shefchik
    Claire Shefchik Writer, Influencer, Content Marketer, Globetrotting It-Girl
    20h ago

    If you could change one thing about the magazine publishing industry, what would it be?

    If you could change one thing about the magazine publishing industry, what would it be?


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Jane Francisco
Editor in Chief of Good Housekeeping & Editorial Director of Hearst Lifestyle Group

Jane Francisco joined Hearst as editor in chief of Good Housekeeping in November 2013. In November 2016, Jane was also named Editorial Director of the Hearst Lifestyle Group where she oversees and develops content that caters to the modern woman across multiple platforms for Good Housekeeping, [...]

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