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The Vogue editor in chief is taking on the additional role of artistic director of Condé Nast, a newly created position at the company. She will continue her current duties at Vogue and Teen Vogue but will now also be "advising other editors on ideas or directions they might take with their brands," the New York Times reports. "It is something I do a lot anyway in my role at Vogue," Wintour told NYT reporter Eric Wilson in an interview. "I advise all sorts of people in the outside world, and really, I see this as an extension of what I am doing, but on a broader scale."
Regarding those Ambassadorship rumors, those were all "purely in the press," according to Wintour.
Condé CEO Charles Townsend told Wilson that "without even having to think twice" Wintour was the most qualified person to take over the editorial duties Chairman Si Newhouse, 85, has quietly relinquished over the past year, as he eased into a less hands-on roll at the company.
Conde's non-Vogue titles include Glamour, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and The New Yorker, among others. New Yorker editor David Remnick is, at least officially, very open to Wintour's new role. "I don't expect Anna to be picking the cartoons or directing our war coverage," he told Wilson, "but I have asked her advice numerous times and always been grateful for it. She's a great editor. Period."
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