Melissa Mills

Melissa Mills
Title: Associate Editorial Director
Education: New York University
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Journalism, Parenting, Digital Media

Melissa Mills is the Associate Editorial Director of Parents. She's been with the team since January 2020, previously acting as a writer and copy/research editor.


Melissa has over a decade of experience in digital media and publishing. Before Parents, she was the senior manager of editorial operations at Bustle Digital Group where she helped launch the Bustle app and worked with teams across editorial, social media, video, and branded. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Romper, Glamour, and Reader's Digest. 


Melissa graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in media, culture, and communication.

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