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Indian American Samhita Mukhopadhyay named executive editor of ‘Teen Vogue’

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Samhita Mukhopadhyay; image via Facebook

 Samhita Mukhopadhyay, who was the senior editorial director at Mic, has been named the new executive editor of Teen Vogue, a sister publication of Vogue.

Confirming the news about her new position Mukhopadhyay posted on Facebook on February 5, “Starting today, I’m the new executive editor at Teen Vogue. To say I’m excited is an understatement – if you know me, you know the intersection of fashion and social justice is basically my tag line. Thanks to everyone who helped me get through the last few months and get ready for today. It was no joke: I had a job interview with Anna Wintour.”

Chief content officer of Teen Vogue Phillip Picardi said to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) said: “After getting to know Samhita through this process, I am confident that her experience as an editor and a leader is exactly what we need to further propel Teen Vogue into the future.”

Over the years, the Teen Vogue has cultivated a set of loyal readership with the Generation Z. During the 2016 presidential election, the magazine had created a buzz by being a mouth piece of the new generation.

Mukhopadhyay, who has written on Standing Rock, The Movement for Black Lives, Islamophobia, trans issues, and sexual assault on college campuses, is a great for the Teen Vogue.

At Mic, she was a senior editorial director for culture and identities. She has also worked for Feministing.com and Center for Media Justice.

Publishers of the Teen Vogue, Conde Nast, announced last November that the magazine will soon become a digital-only one. In January, Elaine Welteroth quit as editor in chief, and Phillip Picardi was named chief content officer of the brand.

“I am deeply impressed with Teen Vogue’s coverage of the most important issues impacting young women’s lives today, as well as with Phill’s leadership,” Mukhopadhyay said. “I am honored and excited to help lead this vibrant and inspired team to expand and deepen their coverage on everything from body positivity, fashion, pop culture, Black Lives Matter, college sexual assault, and more.”