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THR‘s Janice Min: Never Tell a Hiring Manager You Want to Be EIC

This powerhouse editor has five successful mag stints under her belt, and The Hollywood Reporter marks a successful number six. So what does Janice Min believe is the key to success?

Making yourself indispensable and being willing to work your way up.

“I remember when I would interview people, even for an editorial assistant job, and you would ask them, ‘What do you want to do?’ And when they say ‘I want to be an editor-in-chief one day,’ it’s such a turn off,” she told us. “Immediately in your mind you’re like, ‘OK. This is someone who feels entitled who is not going to want to work very hard.’ People who are so obvious at wanting the glory usually don’t want to put in the work for it.”

Read more in So What Do You Do, Janice Min, Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter? and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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