Jenny Hughes joined Dotdash as Editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts in 2021. As Editor, Jenny assigns, edits, and publishes content written by a team of experts. With a background in audience growth, she works on a variety of projects to help The Spruce be a resource and inspiration for even more people.
- 4+ years of digital content experience
- Spent more than 3 years editing and growing a lifestyle site
- Pro at crafting & DIY
Jenny joined the Dotdash team in February 2021 for a position that combines her personal passions of crafting, home & DIY with her professional passions. Prior to working at The Spruce, she was a content manager at Belvoir Media Group and the editor of Frenchly, a lifestyle website for people interested in all things France. While at Frenchly, she led the brand through a period of unprecedented growth in readership. Jenny has also worked as a content & SEO manager for small businesses across the U.S. and had her writing published on The Daily Beast, MessyNessyChic, and more.
From woodworking with her dad at a young age to working in a boutique craft store in Brooklyn to spending a summer working as a professional organizer, crafting, home & DIY have always been a part of Jenny's life.
Jenny received a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Maine. Her studies focused primarily on French, education, and writing.
5 Questions with Jenny
What is your zodiac sign?
Taurus—and I identify strongly with being one.
Describe your home style in a few words or phrases
Eclectic, mid-century modern, full of plants.
What is your favorite thing you own and why?.
Of my sentimental possessions, it would be a ring I got from my grandma when I turned 18. It's two organic-shaped mother of pearl stones in a thick, gold band.
In my home, I love my vintage letterpress typeset drawer. I picked it up at a flea market in Bridgeport, CT and it holds all my tiniest souvenirs and knick-knacks
What's your most dreaded chore?
Cleaning the stove. It gets dirty so easily, and it's always messier to clean than I think it's going to be.
What is your favorite season and why?
The middle months of fall. It's chilly enough to wear jeans and a favorite jacket, and it's the right time in New England for the best fall foliage. Additionally, mid-fall is prime time for apple cider and apple cider donuts, and it's the beginning of pomegranate season, and I cannot get enough of any of those.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.