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Rebecca Michelle Smith

VP, Editorial Operations & Strategy, Refinery29


United States

Rebecca is a digital editor, writer, strategist, and people-first leader. She focuses on creating content, teams, strategies, and systems that help beautiful, well-reported stories take over the internet. She is currently VP, Editorial Operations & Strategy at Refinery29, where she leads a 50+ person team. She’s been at Refinery29 since 2012, and previously served as Director of Content Strategy and Managing Editor. She also spent five years of her life recapping the insane antics on Pretty Little Liars and Scandal (and has zero regrets about it).

Rebecca graduated from Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in 2019, has volunteered with New York Care’s Early Morning Reading program since 2013, and serves on the New York committee for Elon University’s “Elon Leads” campaign. She also enjoys reviewing YA fiction, finding the perfect Tex-Mex taco and bowl of queso wherever she is, and tap dancing.