Teen Vogue Names New Editor-In-Chief
Condé Nast has named a former intern and assistant at Teen Vogue it’s new Editor-In-Chief. Lindsay Peoples Wagner is currently the Fashion Editor at New York Magazine and the Cut, and will take the reins of Teen Vogue on October 18th. The 28-year-old assumes the role last held by Elaine Welteroth, who left Condé Nast in January shortly after Teen Vogue ceased its print activities. In her new role, Peoples Wagner will oversee digital, social, video, and events including the Teen Vogue Summit. The talented writer is known for tackling race, culture, and politics through the lens of fashion and beauty in her work, highlighting the lack of diversity on the runway and in street style coverage, and covering fashion and style for a wide range of body types. Business of Fashion points out that her September 2018 article “Everywhere and Nowhere: What it’s really like to be black and work in fashion” was widely read in the industry and beyond. The 2012 Buena Vista University graduate began her career in the fashion closet at Amy Astley’s Teen Vogue, where she later returned as a fashion market assistant before working at Style.com. She later became a fashion freelancer for O Magazine. Peoples Wagner joins the publisher as it navigates the transition to digital media, which has put a serious dent in print advertising revenue. They suffered steep losses last year. The company hopes to return to profitability by 2020. Teen Vogue now attracts more than 5 million unique visitors per month. Last year, audiences were as high as 12.4 million. “Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor-In-Chief of Vogue, in a statement. “She brings a sophistication and fresh perspective to the cultural moments and social themes that activate our Teen Vogue readers and we are very excited to have her back at Condé Nast.” More here.