The Cut’s Former Fashion Market Editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner Named Teen Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief
NEW YORK — Condé Nast has named Lindsay Peoples Wagner editor in chief of Teen Vogue, the now online-only fashion and culture vertical for younger readers.
She previously served as fashion market editor of The Cut for more than three years, the fashion vertical of New York Magazine. Peoples Wagner will take up the editor title at Teen Vogue in a week. She will be overseeing all of the outlet’s content as well as its biannual summit event, and top editors generally are also responsible for things like budgets and advertising and marketing plans, among other things.
She is coming in to replace Phillip Picardi, who held the title of chief content officer at Teen Vogue after the departure of Elaine Welteroth, who was editor in chief. At the time, Condé said it was not going to have anyone in the title and Picardi was the top of the masthead. Welteroth’s lead role in turning Teen Vogue into an outlet for the young and “woke”.
Peoples Wagner negotiated the title of editor in chief for herself. Picardi is leaving Condé at the end of November to take up the mantle of editor in chief of Out magazine.
Picardi also launched and oversaw the digital vertical Them, but Peoples Wagner’s title apparently does not include management of it. Condé chief executive Bob Sauerberg made no mention of Them it in an internal memo to staff regarding People Wagner’s appointment, but its thought that a separate announcement regarding that is imminent. Sauerberg did note that Peoples Wagner actually started out in magazine publishing as an intern at Teen Vogue and then working as a fashion assistant. She also worked briefly at the now defunct Style.com, which Condé sold last year to Farfetch for an undisclosed sum.
Anna Wintour, Condé’s artistic director and editor of Vogue, said Peoples Wagner is “a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences.”
“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,” Wintour added in a statement.
“I’m so excited to come full circle and be back at a time when there is nothing more powerful or important than a young person who is passionate about change,” Peoples Wagner said. “I’m looking forward to our coverage whether it be on fashion, politics, celebrities or beauty — being both necessary and dynamic to cultural conversations.”
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