Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogues beauty director since 2012, was promoted to a team of 3 that will now lead the magazine in place of the traditional role of Editor-in-Chief. She joins Digital Editorial Director Phillip Picardi and Creative Director Marie Suter to round out the team.
“Elaine, Marie and Phil are fearlessly at the forefront, inspiring young trendsetters with their sophisticated take on emerging fashion, beauty and pop culture, and they will lead Teen Vogue to the next phase of its success,” Condé Nast Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine said in a statement. This team has thoroughly embraced the endless potential of social media and new platforms, and their understanding of the most effective way to use them to connect with audiences, embodies what it means to be an editor today.”
The second African American editor at large at Conde Nast (Keija Minor was the first before accepting a position the editor-in-chief position at Brides magazine in 2012), which publishes Teen Vogue, Welteroth has held several other noteworthy positions including beauty writer and senior beauty editor at Glamour magazine from 2011 to 2012; and beauty and style editor of Ebony magazine from 2008 to 2011.
The 29-year old Welteroth majored in Mass Communications/Media Studies at California State University-Sacramento.