Condé Nast named Elaine Welteroth editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, replacing Amy Astley after she joined Architectural Digest as EIC last May. Welteroth joined the glossy in 2012 as beauty and health director, and worked alongside creative director Marie Suter and digital editorial director Phillip Picardi. Prior to joining Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and before that, she served as the beauty and style editor at Ebony. According to Condé Nast, Welteroth will be in charge of “representing the brand’s editorial vision,” as well as “expanding Teen Vogue’s presence through new consumer experiences and products.” While she will focus on Teen Vogue, Suter and Picardi have expanded their responsibilities to also oversee Allure. Picardi will lead Allure’s digital report and Suter will work on the brand’s creative vision under Raul Martinez and his new team.
“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,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, in a statement. “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.”