Vanity Fair has just announced their pick for editor-in-chief, Radhika Jones.
Jones will replace Graydon Carter who has been editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair since 1992. Carter announced his departure back in September and will remain with Vanity Fair until Jones takes over in December. Jones comes to Vanity Fair from the New York Times where she was the editorial director of their books department. Her background is mostly in the literary sphere, so it will be interesting to see how she handles the Hollywood glamour that comes with a publication like Vanity Fair.
In a statement she said:
“There is nothing else out there quite like Vanity Fair, it doesn’t just reflect our culture—it drives our understanding of it. It can mix high and low, wit and gravitas, powerful narrative and irresistible photography. It has a legacy of influential reporting, unmatchable style and, above all, dedication to its readers.”
We can’t wait to see how the glossy develops under her leadership. Stay tuned!