Wendy Wilson was named managing editor of Jet magazine. Before this, she served as news editor at Essence. At Essence she was responsible for assigning and editing in-depth feature stories, profiles, special reports and commentaries for the news section. In her new role, Wilson will be responsible for generating and writing original stories, developing content ideas for the magazine and its website, and generally assisting in the growth of the Jet brand.
“I am beyond thrilled to welcome Wendy to the JET magazine team and to the Johnson Publishing Company family,” said JET magazine Editor-in-Chief, Mitzi Miller. “She has been an esteemed industry colleague for many years. I am confident that her impressive journalistic background will only continue to strengthen the JET brand. My entire team looks forward to working with her as we continue to expand our presence in this increasingly competitive media landscape.”
Wilson is the recipient of the 2013 New York Association of Black Journalists award for Best Investigative Report for Essence’s Special Election series; the 2012 New York Association of Black Journalists award in the International Coverage category for editing a story on child slavery in Ghana and the 2010 New York Association of Black Journalists award in the Magazine Public Affairs category and in the Online/New Media category for Public Affairs. In 2012, she was appointed Chair of Diversity on the Skidmore College Alumni Association Board of Directors and Member-at-Large of the New York Association of Black Journalists Executive Board.