MEDIA: Conde Nast net arm gets editor

Conde Nast has promoted Abigail Chisman to editor of its online business, overseeing all the Conde Nast magazines’ web sites, which include Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Tatler and Conde Nast Traveller.

Conde Nast has promoted Abigail Chisman to editor of its online

business, overseeing all the Conde Nast magazines’ web sites, which

include Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Tatler and Conde Nast Traveller.



Chisman will be joined at Conde Nast Online by Susan Douglas, former

deputy editor of the Sunday Times and former editor of the Sunday

Express, who will work as a director of the service on a part time

consultancy basis. Douglas is also a senior executive of the Barclay

Brothers’ publishing empire, which includes the Scotsman, Scotland on

Sunday and Sunday Business newspapers.



The new appointments at Conde Nast Online follow an expansion of remit

for Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of the UK operation of Conde

Nast. In February this year he was appointed vice-president of Conde

Nast International, which saw him taking on responsibility for all

international internet activities for the company.



Chisman joined Vogue Online four years ago, straight from St Martin’s

School of Art and Cambridge University, and has been editor of the Vogue

web site since June 1996. She was responsible for the conception and

setting up of Vogue Daily, which is updated by 9am every morning, and

has become the most visited part of the site, breaking fashion news

stories regularly.



Chisman is planning to recruit a replacement for the editor’s role at

Vogue Online and is also looking for writers for the GQ and Traveller

sites.



Douglas’ brief is to work on project development, including helping to

negotiate e-commerce deals.



GQ was the first site to launch, in 1995, followed by Vogue in 1996 and

Traveller when the magazine launched in 1997. GQ is updated daily, and

reviewed weekly.



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