Less than a year after being named editor of Vogue.com, Stuart Emmrich is stepping down from that role, Folio: has confirmed.
The former longtime editor of The New York Times‘ Styles section, Emmrich joined Vogue only six months ago, but will hand the editorial reins over to a successor at the end of the summer, after which point he will continue to write for Vogue.com, according to a source familiar with the situation.
In a statement provided to Folio:, Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director at Condé Nast, said it was Emmrich’s decision to step down.
“I’d like to thank Stuart for the editorial leadership he has brought to Vogue.com; we have all enjoyed working with him,” Wintour said. “This moment is one of self-reflection for so many, and I fully respect and support his decision to pursue a different path.”
Though not explicitly billed as a replacement, news of Emmrich’s arrival at Vogue last December came days after staffers were informed that the magazine’s creative digital director, Sally Singer, was departing after seven years in that role.
Singer and Emmrich had previously overlapped at The New York Times, where Singer edited T: The New York Times Style Magazine from 2010 to 2012, before returning to Vogue. Emmrich joined The New York Times in 2002 and spent 15 years there altogether, running the Styles section from 2010 to 2017. Prior to joining Vogue, he spent about a year at The Los Angeles Times as assistant managing editor, lifestyle.
In an interview with Fashion Week Daily in February, about a month into his new job at Vogue, Emmrich said he was attracted to the challenge of “reinventing” Vogue.com, while admitting he had little experience in digital media and had never used a CMS before joining The Los Angeles Times.
Emmrich’s resignation was first reported by Business of Fashion on Monday morning.