Will Welch has been named editor-in-chief of GQ Style. The announcement comes amid plans to expand GQ Style from a bi-annual print edition to a quarterly magazine, as well as expanding its digital footprint.
“Will has shaped and edited the fashion pages of GQ for years, and he’s uniquely qualified for this exciting opportunity,” says GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “We want GQ Style to showcase a luxurious sense of style and a sophisticated, worldly way of life—GQ with a gold passport. And Will Welch is the man for the job.”
Welch joined GQ in May 2007 as an associate editor covering fashion, pop culture, and music. He was promoted to senior editor in 2012 and style editor in 2014. In nearly nine years on the fashion beat for GQ, Welch spearheaded the publication’s annual April "Style Bible” issue, its list of “The 20 Most Stylish Men Alive,” as well its new franchise “The GQ 100”—a ranking of the 100 best men’s stores in America.
Prior to joining GQ, Welch spent four years at the music, fashion, and lifestyle magazine The FADER, where he was deputy editor. Welch graduated from Columbia University and now lives in New York City.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
O, the Oprah Magazine managing editor Adam Bell has been named managing editor and director of editorial partnerships. The announcement was made by the magazine’s editor in chief, Lucy Kaylin, and is effective immediately.
Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) has announced that Hilda García has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, Digital Local Media. Before joining Univision Digital, García was VP of Multimedia Content and Community Development for Entravision Communications Corporation.
The Cut editorial director Stella Bugbee has announced that Rebecca Ramsey has been named style director at The Cut, and will coordinate fashion efforts both online and in The Cut section of New York magazine. Prior to joining New York, she worked at W magazine for five years, and on the design team at clothing retailer Gap.
Laura McMullen is now a writer at NerdWallet. She was previously careers editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she managed the publication’s On Careers blog. Laura also wrote articles with career advice and managed social media. Prior to that, she was health reporter and project manager where she wrote hundreds of articles for the Health & Wellness section.
Mashable has named Isabelle Chapman its new associate tech editor, focusing on Snapchat Discover. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, she most recently served as associate editor at AOL. Chapman also previously worked as editorial fellow at AOL, senior editor at NKD Magazine and reporter at The Aspen Times.
Peter Celauro has been named brand journalist at Group Delphi. He had been editor at Pond Trade Magazine.
Josh Ellis has been named editor-in-chief at Success. He had been features editor there.