22 August 2012

Harper’s Bazaar appoints editor-in-chief & creative director

Hearst Magazines UK has announced the appointments of Justine Picardie (pictured above) as editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Marissa Bourke to creative director. Justine, who replaces acting editor Jenny Dickinson, is a renowned editor, writer and author with experience in the fashion and literary worlds. She joins Harper’s Bazaar on September 10. Marissa joins the magazine next month from ELLE where she has been creative director for the past eight years.

In their new roles, they will work with deputy editor Sarah Bailey and art director Tom Usher. Jenny Dickinson will remain at Harper’s Bazaar as consultant editor until the end of the year. Hearst Magazine UK’s COO, Anna Jones, will continue to publish the brand until a new group publishing director is appointed. In the meantime, ELLE has announced it is close to appointing a replacement creative director for Marissa. The appointment is in line with new editorial developments at ELLE to be unveiled in due course.

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