As a product person, Julia Beizer sees light where others may see darkness, taking nascent if not nonexistent technologies to audiences. Her influence—from her Washington Post days where over the course of a decade she had her hand in, and guided, some of the publication’s most transformative moments, to her time at HuffPost, where she led the company’s product and design—can be seen across a bevy of media companies.
Beizer is now the Chief Product Officer at Bloomberg Media, overseeing a team that shapes the company’s digital experiences and cuts through a variety of platforms and services.
“I like working with people and I miss that a lot,” Beizer said during an early April chat. Beizer set up shop by a window in her Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone, putting her in a position to juggle, as many do these days, work and kids. Her 6-year-old and 8-year-old (and Jack, her Weimaraner mutt) romp through the apartment during the conversation. “There are some silver linings. It’s been great getting to spend time with my kids. They’re awesome. We have a lot of fun around here.”
As part of our How I Keep Myself Balanced series, Beizer allowed us into her home—via a Zoom chat—to talk about how she’s managing her team, and herself, during these times. If you’re a media executive and would like to participate, drop us a li