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Lynette Nylander, former deputy editor of i-D magazine in the UK, is appointed deputy editor of Teen Vogue in New York

NEW ROLE: Lynette Nylander

LYNETTE NYLANDER has been appointed deputy editor at Teen Vogue.

In the newly created role, Lynette, the former deputy editor of i-D in the UK, will work under history-making editor, Elaine Welteroth.

Announcing the news on Twitter, she wrote: “Kind of a #latergram as it was from a couple of days ago BUT here’s me from my brand new home of #NYC and my brand new job as Deputy Editor of @teenvogue!

“As you can tell by the cheesy smile on my face, I’m elated and supremely lucky to be working for one of the most progressive media brands on the planet 💯”

Most recently she’s been working for the likes of American Vogue, The Fader, ELLE and AnOther as well as being a creative consultant for brands including Nike and Disney.

Teen Vogue Editor Elaine, the second African-American to be in this position at publishers Condé Nast, has played a vital role in re-energising “the brand with a content strategy focused on the political, social, and cultural issues its audience cares most about both in print and online,” they said in a press release.

Teen Vogue has been including more content on current events and political issues than in previous years. Welteroth has also been pushing for more representation of diverse faces in the publication.

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