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The Jewcy Retirement Program

Jewcy’s former editor and the current Editor in Chief of The Gloss , Lilit Marcus, appeared in today’s New York Times in, of all places, the Fashion & Style section. Typically home to acclaimed photographer Bill Cunningham and a multitude of design talents, Marcus … Read More

By / April 1, 2010

Jewcy’s former editor and the current Editor in Chief of The Gloss , Lilit Marcus, appeared in today’s New York Times in, of all places, the Fashion & Style section. Typically home to acclaimed photographer Bill Cunningham and a multitude of design talents, Marcus finds herself as part of the  Thursday Styles lead story, named one of the publication’s "Rising Stars of Gossip Blogs." Lilit has joined New York Magazine fashion writer, Amy Odell, and Racked.com editor, Izzy Grinspan, in what we like to call the Jewcy Retirement Program. The Program, oddly not based in Florida, is simple – after leaving the Jewcy life, editors become proper yentes and go on to write and edit funny, style conscious and breaking news bites. 

 Raised in North Carolina, Lilit moved to New York City with big dreams, only to find herself stifled in a cubicle, working for a boss who gave her more personal errands to run than professional tasks to accomplish. "He insisted on calling me his secretary," Lilit explained, "it was his way of devaluing me." Her real title was assistant, complete with an email account formatted "boss’assistant@nameofcompany.com," in order to compensate for the quick turnover of assistants the company underwent.

After leaving the land of coffee runs and copy rooms, Lilit was inspired to pen Save The Assistants, her blog and now, her book (in stores in September) which serves as "a guide for surviving your first job after college, reminding [readers] to have fun, learn a lot and stay true to who they are." 

After a long and successful stint as Jewcy’s editor, Lilit has certainly found her footing in the workplace, as Editor in Chief of The Gloss, a fashion and beauty site from the founder of Gawker.com and a challenge to others of its kin, i.e. Jezebel. The site differs from Jezebel in its use of humor and Lilit, after leaving The Jewcy Staff, is no stranger to sarcastic, possibly biting journalism. Recently known for bringing light to the delicious gossip tidbit about the tension between socialites and ex-sister in laws Minnie and Tinsley Mortimer, The Gloss has quickly established itself as a fashion/gossip force in the blogosphere. Soon after news broke that Minnie had cracked under the pressure of The Gloss’ tough questions, Page Six picked up the story, quoting Lilit as an expert on the socialite controversy. After only a couple of short months working on The Gloss, which launched only a few weeks ago, Lilit has clearly made Jewish suburban mothers proud with the amount of gossip and style she’s been talking – and The New York Times thinks so too. Although we’ve known it for a while, the blogosphere higher-ups are catching on – Lilit Marcus is fit to print.