It’s like a game of musical chairs for magazine publishers at Condé Nast.
Chris Mitchell, who has been the vice president and publisher of GQ, is moving over to assume the same title at Vanity Fair, Condé Nast president Robert A. Sauerberg announced today. Mr. Mitchell replaces Edward Menicheschi, who was recently named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast.
“Vanity Fair is one of Condé Nast’s—if not the industry’s—most significant and profitable brands,” Mr. Sauerberg said in the Condé announcement. “With Chris’ killer instincts, his strong digital experience and his deep relationships with the luxury and fashion community, we expect Vanity Fair to surpass our most enthusiastic expectations.”
Mr. Mitchell, who is married to current Condé Nast Traveler editor in chief (and formerMartha Stewart Living editor in chief) Pilar Guzman, was VP and publisher of Condé Nast Traveler before going to GQ.
“It’s thrilling to lead the business of Vanity Fair and a true honor to work with Graydon Carter, who has been a hero of mine since I started in publishing,” Mr. Mitchell said. “I plan to build on the great work Edward has done here, and continue to capitalize on the digital potential of this iconic brand.”
Wired publisher Howard Mittman will take over Mr. Mitchell’s position at GQ, a magazine that Mr. Mittman called “a representation of the best of what it means to be a gentleman” in the announcement of his new position.
Condé has yet to name Mr. Mittman’s successor at Wired.