Glamour magazine’s Jo Elvin leaves after 17 years

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Jo Elvin is stepping down as editor of UK Glamour repository after 17 years.

The Australian journalist, who launched the title, is leaving as the repository prepares to go “digital first”.

Elvin announced the news of her depart on Instagram, observant while she had had “so much fun” in the role, it was “time for pastures new”.

Publishers Conde Nast pronounced Elvin was stepping down as editor-in-chief “in light of the ongoing developments with the Glamour brand”.

‘Defined a generation’

The repository had been published every month given it was launched in 2001. It will now only come out twice a year in paper in the form of a “collectable, silken tome”, with the “mobile-first, social-first” strategy focusing on beauty.

Elvin posted an picture of herself with singer Amy Schumer on Instagram – and combined on Twitter that she did not know how to sum up the “amazing job”.

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Conde Nast Britain’s handling executive Albert Read pronounced her achievements had been “immense”.

“Jo Elvin launched a repository that tangible an age and a era of immature women,” he said.

“Glamour sole some-more copies in its zone than any other in Europe, with a new format and its own voice. It combined a indication for other Glamour launches that fast followed around the world.”

The publisher’s authority Nicholas Coleridge called Elvin “one of the all time greats”, observant he knew she was the “perfect Glamour editor” from the moment he met her.

“She is witty, sassy, definitely professional, and penetrable with her readers,” he said. “Anyone who has been a guest at the annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and listened luminary after luminary profitable loyalty to Jo, understands the abyss and extent of her reputation.”

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Writing on Instagram, Elvin pronounced while she had “so much fun” and had “so many implausible experiences”, it was “time for pastures new”.

She said: “I consider the best thing about rising and modifying Glamour has been the conversations I’ve had with readers. You really are the best assembly of women (and we know, a lot of men) we could have ever wished for.”

Elvin combined she was “excited for what’s next”.

Writer and author Dawn O’Porter was among those to compensate reverence to Elvin, essay on the post: “You’re the best. It’s a fact. I’ve never worked for anyone like you and substantially never will again.”

Elvin started work in magazines on teen announcement Dolly in Australia and also worked as a publicist on long-running soap Neighbours before moving to London. She helped launch Sugar and B magazines and then became editor of New Woman in 1998.

Alexandra Shulman stepped down as editor of British Vogue – another Conde Nast pretension – progressing this year, and was transposed by Edward Enninful.

Elvin’s inheritor is nonetheless to be announced.


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