It’s been almost a year since Elaine Welteroth was named editor at Teen Vogue, replacing the publication’s founding editor-in-chief, Amy Astley. Just yesterday, Condé Nast announced that they were giving Welteroth yet another promotion – this time as Editor-In-Chief for the entire Teen Vogue publication.
According to Condé Nast, after Welteroth became an editor, the traffic to TeenVogue.com has increased to more than 9.2 million unique visitors, up from 2.7 million unique visitors last year. Even the subscriptions for Teen Vogue have reportedly increased 535 percent.
In addition to making Teen Vogue even better, Welteroth will be tasked with “representing the brand’s editorial vision,” as well as “expanding Teen Vogue‘s presence through new consumer experiences and products.”
Welteroth is definitely #goals, and exudes #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackExcellence. Here are 4 fun facts about her that you should know.
1.She is a trailblazer
-The 30 year old wasTeen Vogue’s first African-American beauty director
-The second Black editor at large in the history of Condé Nast
-She is the youngest EIC in Condé Nast history
2.She is working in the same field she majored in
-Welteroth graduated from California State University-Sacramento, majoring in mass communication/media studies with a minor in journalism.
3.She started from the bottom, and now she’s here
– When Welteroth was given her chance to break into the media industry, she accepted her first gig at Ebony magazine as an unpaid intern.
4. Fitness is important to her
Welteroth regularly sweats her way through circuits and spin classes, and is known to participate in half marathons too.