Rice joined Hachette in January and has been working within the new product development division on Psychologies. Before joining Hachette, Rice was working as a freelance editor, writer and editorial consultant. She worked on the pre-launch development of InStyle and Eve and wrote for The Mail on Sunday's You and The Observer magazine. Rice was also the editor-in-chief of new product development at IPC Media from 1996 to 1998.
Maureen Rice has been named editor of Hachette Filipacchi's new magazine Psychologies, which launches in September 2005.