It’s official: Elaine Welteroth is now the editor in chief of Teen Vogue.
According to WWD, Welteroth will now be “charged with expanding Teen Vogue’s presence through new consumer experiences and products.” Previously, she served as the magazine’s beauty and health director and eventually held the title of editor, overseeing “digital director Phillip Picardi and creative director Marie Suter,” says WWD.
For Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, Welteroth was a natural fit for the role of Teen Vogue editor in chief, according to WWD.
“Elaine is incredibly in tune with the Teen Vogue audience and has used that unique insight to engage and connect with her readers on a very personal level,” Wintour said. “Over the last year, she has demonstrated a fearless leadership in her pursuit to make Teen Vogue the voice of a new generation, and we look forward to all she will accomplish in her expanded role as Teen Vogue’s new editor in chief.”
Suter and Picardi also have new roles, WWD reports, with both extending their reach to Allure magazine; Suter will work on the creative brand of the glossy while Picardi will oversee its digital report.
Welteroth replaces previous editor in chief, Amy Astley, who WWD says shifted to the same position at Architectural Digest.