Life at BurdaLuxury – Manit Maneephantakun

Life at BurdaLuxury – Manit Maneephantakun

Manit "Kai" Maneephantakun joins BurdaLuxury as editor-in-chief for Lifestyle Asia Bangkok. In his role, Kai will be in charge of the Lifestyle Asia Bangkok editorial team, developing the brand's editorial strategy and overseeing the launch of new brand campaigns and events. Kai is a veteran fashion, lifestyle, culture, and entertainment editor and contributor who previously worked for Vogue, Elle, Lips, and a number of other well-known Thai publications. 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

After graduating from Chulalongkorn University with a degree in political science, I was hired as a freelance writer for Elle Thailand magazine, specializing in fashion and entertainment. I worked as a contributor for Vogue Thailand and Hamburger Magazine before landing my most recent position as a PR Specialist with Gems Pavilion, a high-end jewelry company, prior to taking writing roles for numerous Thai and international magazines.

How do you feel joining Lifestyle Asia Bangkok and BurdaLuxury?

It's a fantastic opportunity to work in a field that you've always wanted to work in. I feel honored and proud.

What would be your vision to drive Lifestyle Asia Bangkok forward?

I want Lifestyle Asia Bangkok to be a friend who is well-versed in all aspects that readers and customers value, such as lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment.

Can you tell us about your career journey in media/publication?

It all began when I was a writer who could write in any style. Prior to having the opportunity to work in both styling and photography concurrently, with works appearing in every well-known Thai magazine. Working with world-class magazines, such as Elle Thailand and Vogue Thailand, is especially rewarding.

What sort of duties do you have at work?

Maintain a comprehensive overview of LSA content in Thai and English to completely expand the Lifestyle Asia brand.

What’s the most exciting part of your job?

At work, I constantly get to face new and intriguing challenges.

Why BurdaLuxury?

BurdaLuxury is a company with many job opportunities and has a distinct corporate culture that includes both enjoyable and challenging work.

What’s the most interesting project you’re working on right now?

I'm currently developing Thai content for Lifestyle Asia Thailand.

What are the values that drive you?

Achievement in Live, Love and Life.

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

What’s the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career?

Good things take time. 

Maneekan Viratham Poonsawat

Regional Senior Executive - Communications & Corporate Development