Radhika Jones

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Radhika Jones
Born 1972/1973 (age 44–45)[1]
New York, United States
  • Magazine editor
  • Columnist

Radhika Jones is an American magazine editor and the fifth editor-in-chief of the Vanity Fair magazine. She succeeded Graydon Carter who retired after 25 years in the role.[2][3]

She has formerly served as the editorial director for the books department at The New York Times, deputy managing editor of Time and the managing editor of The Paris Review.[4]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in New York to an American father (Robert L. Jones) and an Indian mother. She grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She has a brother and a sister (Nalini). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.[5][1]


Jones has a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia, where she has also taught courses in writing and literature.[5] She began her career in Moscow as the arts editor of the English-language Moscow Times. She was the managing editor of The Paris Review before moving to Time in 2008. During her employment at Time she oversaw its yearly listing of the 100 most influential people and Person of the Year. In 2016 she joined The New York Times as the editorial director of the books department.[5][6][1]

Appointment at Vanity Fair[edit]

On 13 November 2017, Condé Nast formally announced Jones's appointment to the post of Vanity Fair editor-in-chief. Her role began on 11 December 2017, at a salary of about $500,000 (in contrast to Graydon Carter's salary of $2 million). According to The Guardian, Jones was nominated and championed by David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker.[3][7]


  1. ^ a b c Ember, Sydney (13 November 2017). "Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair's Surprise Choice, Is Ready to Go". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Pompeo, Joe. "Meet Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair's Next Editor-in-Chief". The Hive. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  3. ^ a b "Radhika Jones Is Named New Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair". Time. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  4. ^ Lartey, Jamiles; Helmore, Edward (13 November 2017). "Vanity Fair: Radhika Jones confirms she will succeed Graydon Carter as editor". The Guardian.
  5. ^ a b c "Meet Radhika Jones. She just made history!". Rediff. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  6. ^ "Vanity Fair editor with roots in India". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  7. ^ Pilkington, Ed (2017-11-17). "Radhika Jones: Vanity Fair's bright, bookish new editor with big shoes to fill". The Guardian.

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