LONDON — British newspaper The Night Normal’s Friday vogue, tradition and life-style complement ES Journal has appointed Ben Cobb as its new editor.
A veteran of London’s vogue media scene, Cobb will start his function on the weekly title on Oct. 4, succeeding longtime editor Laura Weir, who has gone freelance.
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The publication mentioned Cobb’s imaginative and prescient for ES Journal will see “a sharpening of digital innovation, introducing dynamic new inventive voices and lengthening the journal’s storytelling from the web page into shifting photos and real-life experiences.”
“As a Londoner, ES has all the time been part of my life. It’s a privilege to edit such an iconic London model. I’m excited to work with the ES workforce on capturing the energetic soul of this metropolis and reaching a robust neighborhood in London and past,” he mentioned.
Cobb can also be enthusiastic about this new expertise.
“The workforce there may be actually sturdy. They’ve been doing an unimaginable job prior to now 18 months throughout this difficult time. I’ve to depend on them to get the journal out as soon as every week. I got here from this world of favor bible, biannual publications. This type of tempo and pace is admittedly new for me. I’m trying to entering into that rhythm,” he added.
Emily Sheffield, editor of the Night Normal, described Cobb as “an distinctive type and tradition editor with impeccable vogue credentials.”
“I couldn’t be extra happy that he’s taking the helm of ES Journal. At such an vital and thrilling time for London’s vibrant type and tradition scene, Ben is the right individual to additional strengthen ES Journal’s unimaginable status for uplifting interviews and options, and because the go-to information for all the pieces you could find out about what to put on, see, eat, drink and do. I do know he’ll innovate to take ES Journal to a brand new stage — each digitally and in print.”
Cobb is greatest recognized for spending over a decade at Dazed Group’s British vogue title One other Man, in roles together with editor in chief, earlier than becoming a member of now-defunct Love as co-editor in chief in early 2020. He later helped to launch Excellent Journal alongside former Love colleague, stylist Katie Grand.
He mentioned his focus and dedication shifting ahead can be with ES Journal, because it’s “a full, longtime-consuming chapter,” however he’s open about working along with Grand someday sooner or later when the chance is true. He added that she has been very supportive in serving to him land the brand new function.
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