Radhika Jones has been named editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, the fifth person to hold this distinction since its modern revival in 1983.In her new role, Jones will oversee all content development, production and consumer experiences for Vanity Fair’s digital, social, video, print and experiential platforms. Jones will lead 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 and the title’s newest brand launch.
Jones succeeds Graydon Carter, who is stepping down after 25 successful years at the helm. Her appointment takes effect on December 11th.
She has a distinguished career in journalism, and previously held senior editorial roles at The New York Times, Time and The Paris Review. She joins Vanity Fair from the Times, where since November 2016 she was Editorial Director.
“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 CEO 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.”
“There is nothing else out there quite like Vanity Fair,” said Jones. “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. I am honored to succeed Graydon Carter as editor and excited to get to work.”