Ebony magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as head of the magazine to delve into more business ventures within the television and film industry.
“I’ve always subscribed to the principle of living in the present and remaining open to all of life’s opportunities,” Miller said in a news release. “So I believe that now is an exciting time to start a new chapter in my life. It will always be an honor to have been a part of the Johnson Publishing Company legacy. Having served as the editor-in-chief for two of the oldest and most successful African American publications, I take pride in the issues the team was able to explore and expose to the readers.”
Last April, Johnson Publishing announced that Miller would fulfill the role of editor-in-chief of Ebony following Amy DuBois Barnett’s departure. Prior to her role at Ebony, the award-winning journalist and bestselling author spent three years as editor-in-chief of Jet magazine. While at Jet, Miller revamped the iconic 63-year-old brand with a cover-to-cover redesign, relaunched the publication’s website and increased its social media presence.
In addition to a successful career in editorial, Miller has co-authored five popular books including The Vow, which recently was turned into the successful Lifetime movie With this Ring.
Miller’s exit from the company, after a successful four-year run, makes her the only individual to hold an editor-in-chief position at both publications since the company’s founder John H. Johnson.