In the newly-created role, Wilson will help define the voice and tone for the Web site’s fashion and beauty coverage. She will also assign, edit and develop stories across platforms, including social media.
Wilson comes to Essence from The Huffington Post where she held various jobs, including most recently as senior fashion editor. Wilson’s arrival to Essence is a sort of homecoming for the editor, who worked as a fashion editor at Time Inc.’s Real Simple.
Wilson will report to Essence editor in chief Vanessa De Luca.