Essence Editorial Director Looks at Her Magazine’s Role in Shaping its Readers

Susan L. Taylor is editorial director of Essence magazine. Taylor is the driving force behind one of the most celebrated Black-owned business success stories of the past three decades. She directs all editorial operations of the magazine and writes the popular In the Spirit column each month. In addition, Taylor oversees the content of all divisions of the multimedia company. She also works with both the chairman and president to develop new businesses and expand the company’s global reach.

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