Vanity Fair magazine appoints new editor

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Radhika Jones has been named as Vanity Fair’s next editor-in-chief.

Jones – currently the editorial director of the New York Times book department – which will take place on Graydon Carter, the 11th of December.

She is the first woman to be editor for the magazine since Tina Brown, who was in charge of the Conde Nast title from 1984 to 1992.

Carter, 68, announced in September he was stepping down from his post after 25 years at the helm.

Jones previously managed the Time magazine’s arts and entertainment coverage. Before that she was director of The Paris Review.

The New York resident said she was “honored to succeed Graydon Carter as editor, and excited to get to work.”

Dame Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Conde Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, called Jones a “courageous and brilliant”.

Jones has also got the approval from Tina Brown, who described her on Twitter as “intelligent, literary, and elegant, the new broom”.

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