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Radhika Jones to Be Vanity Fair's Editor-in-Chief

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 12:31 PM

Radhika Jones will become Vanity Fair's new editor-in-chief, succeeding Graydon Carter who left the post after 25 years, Conde Nast announced on Monday.

Jones was the former editor and deputy managing editor of Time magazine, along with serving as the editorial director of the books department at the New York Times since November 2016. Conde Nast said she will take her new position Dec. 11.

"Radhika is an exceptionally talented editor who has the experience and insight to drive the cultural conversation — balancing distinctive journalism with culture and humor," said Bob Sauerberg, president and chief executive officer of Condé Nast.

"Her experience covering news and entertainment has given her a thorough understanding of the importance of chronicling and celebrating the moments that matter. With her expansive worldview, I know she will guide Vanity Fair's history of provocative and enduring storytelling well into its future."

Conde Nast said Jones will oversee content development, production, and consumer experiences for Vanity Fair's digital, social, video, print, and experiential platforms. She also will guide Vanity Fair through its 24th annual Oscar Party in March, the fifth annual New Establishment Summit, the brand's 105th anniversary and the continued digital expansion of The Hive, the title's newest brand launch.

"Vanity Fair holds this very unique place in the culture," Jones said in an interview with the magazine. "There's no title that compares. I've worked at a number of different places, and the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I could draw on different parts of my experience in a way that would be meaningful. But I always thought I was a long shot, so maybe that took a bit of the pressure off."

The New York Post said Jones beat out internal candidate Jim Nelson, of GQ magazine; Janice Min, the former editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, and one-time EIC of Us Weekly; New York Times financial correspondent Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly.

The Post said Jones comes to Vanity Fair as Conde Nast is cutting up to 75 jobs as part of a mandate to trim $100 million from expenses.

The Post said Jones was asking for $500,000 in salary, down from a reported $2 million Carter made annually.

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