NYT books editorial director to be named editor of Vanity Fair: report

NYT books editorial director to be named editor of Vanity Fair: report
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New York Times editorial director of books Radhika Jones is expected to be named Monday as the next editor of Vanity Fair, according to The New York Times. 

Jones will take the place of longtime editor Graydon Carter, who will step down in December. The 68-year-old Carter had been the magazine's editor since 1992.

The 44-year-old Jones was also a deputy editor at Time magazine, where her responsibilities included the publication's "Time 100" issue. She has also worked at the Paris Review, Grand Street, Artforum and The Moscow Times.

The magazine has enjoyed a considerable subscription bounce since Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's victory last year. 

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Last December, it advertised itself as the magazine “Trump doesn’t want you to read” after the then-president-elect slammed it on Twitter. 

Trump was angered by Vanity Fair’s scathing review of Trump Grill, ripping Carter, a frequent sparring partner who once needled the businessman for having small hands.

 

Within 24 hours of Trump's response, Vanity Fair had racked up 13,000 new subscribers.

“This is the highest number of subscriptions ever sold in a single day at Condé Nast, Vanity Fair's parent company,” a spokesperson said at the time.

Vanity Fair is published by Condé Nast and is based in New York City.