Vogue Entertainment Director Jill Demling is exiting the magazine after two decades with the publication. A spokesperson from Condé Nast declined to provide additional comment as to whether Demling may continue to work for the company in a contributor or freelance capacity.
In a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news on Wednesday, Condé Nast Artistic Director and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour described Demling as "an invaluable part of my Vogue team for the past 20 years, starting her career as my assistant and moving on to being a highly valued co-director of Condé Nast's Talent Group."
Demling got her start as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency, and was hired at Vogue in 1998, where she worked her way up from the assistant level to entertainment director. In her role as entertainment director, Demling was responsible for booking the glossy's celebrity covers, Met Gala hosts and performers, as well as the many celebrities, athletes, musicians and activists regularly featured in the magazine's pages. She also secured talent for Vogue's popular "73 Questions" video series.
"We will miss her enthusiasm, her extraordinary network of contacts and her amazing sixth sense of knowing exactly what makes a Vogue story," said Wintour of Demling.
Demling is the latest in a chain of high profile departures from Vogue; in June, it was reported that veteran editors Tonne Goodman and Phyllis Posnick would be stepping down from their official positions; in September, Selby Drummond announced she too would be taking a role at Snapchat, shortly followed by the departure of veteran features director Eve MacSweeney.