When Joanna Coles left Marie Claire to take over the reins at Cosmo, she started a round of editorial musical chairs. Anne Fulenwider subsequently left Brides to take Coles’ vacated Marie Claire job, which left Brides without anyone at the helm–until now. Keija Minor has just been named Brides‘ new Editor-in-Chief, and shockingly, Minor will be the very first African-American to ever head up any of the 18 titles at Conde Nast.
According to HuffPo, Minor’s been executive editor at the mag for a few years already, and was previously EIC of Uptown Magazine–a luxe lifestyle magazine for African American women. Her extensive CV also includes an EIC position at Gotham Magazine, and managing editor positions at Los Angeles Confidential and Aspen Peak.
“I am tremendously excited by this opportunity,” Minor said in a statement. “It’s an honor to take the reins of such an iconic brand and to lead this extraordinarily talented team in bringing inspiring, innovative ideas to women at this pivotal and joyous moment in their lives.” We’ve reached out to Conde and Minor for further comment about her historic appointment and will update as appropriate.
We applaud Brides and hope this marks a step in the right direction for diversity in the mainstream media. Congrats to Keija Minor!