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
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
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