Condé Nast has named Lindsay Peoples Wagner as the new editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue where she’ll be replacing Phillip Picardi, who is moving to run Out Magazine later this year. Peoples Wagner started her career at the title as an assistant working in the fashion closet under the founding editor-in-chief, Amy Astley. (Picardi revealed on Instagram this morning that he and Peoples Wagner were Teen Vogue assistants at the same time.) She was most recently at New York Magazine’s The Cut as fashion editor. While there, she won the ASME Next award in 2017, honoring outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30. She’s a graduate of Buena Vista University with a bachelor’s degree in art and journalism.
In her new role she’ll be overseeing the brand’s digital, social, and video platforms and managed experiential tentpoles such as the Teen Vogue Summit series.
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Please join me in welcoming your new editor-in-chief of @TeenVogue!!! @lpeopleswagner and I both started our careers at Teen Vogue as assistants, and I’ve been practically chasing her to work here ever since. It’s her incredible, award-winning, culture-changing work bringing substance to style during her time at @thecut that made her the perfect person to steer @TeenVogue into a new, bolder-than-ever future. Lindsay: There’s nobody better for the part, and the team is so lucky to have you. Go follow Lindsay and send her all your love! She starts next week 😱❤️
“Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue said in a statement today. “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.”
Her appointment is effective October 18.