Stephen Orr

Content Chief, Better Homes & Gardens, House and Garden and Magnolia Journal
VP/Group Editor, Family Circle and Core Content Media

Stephen Orr serves as Content Chief for Better Homes & Gardens, House and Garden Magazine, and Magnolia Journal, as well as the VP/Group Editor, Family Circle, Core Content Media.

With more than 25 years of experience in content creation and design leadership, Orr has worked inside many of the media industry’s most recognizable brands, developing content across multiple channels. Prior to joining Meredith, Orr most recently held the position of Executive Editor of Condé Nast Traveler and a VP/Editorial Director for Martha Stewart Living, where he created multi-channel content with a special focus on style, food, and gardening, as well as licensed product development.

Orr has also held senior content creation leadership positions at multi-platform brands such as House & Garden, Domino, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Epicurious.  Early in his career he held senior design positions at The New York Times Magazine, W, and WWD. Orr is also the author of several books, including, most recently, The New American Herbal, an A-to-Z survey showing the full spectrum of useful plants with both recipes and projects.

Orr currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

Instagram: @steporr