Keija Minor tells us how she went from corporate law to editor in chief of a Conde Nast magazine.
Earlier this week, Brides announced that former executive editor Keija Minor had been promoted to Editor in Chief, making her the first ever black EIC in Condé Nast's history. Despite being only six days into her new, headline-making position and probably very busy, Minor was nice enough to chat with us about her exciting new role, the reactions she's gotten, her thoughts on diversity in publishing as a whole and her plans for Brides. Read on for our interview.
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.