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Former British GQ editor-in-chief Dylan Jones has been named as the new editor-in-chief of the London Evening Standard.
The news was first announced by Lord (Evgeny) Lebedev, the Standard’s largest shareholder, on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.
Lebedev said: “I have always had huge respect and admiration for his work and am excited to see his vision for London’s paper come to life as we begin a new and exciting chapter in its 200-year-old history.”
Jones left GQ, the men’s lifestyle magazine, in 2021 after 22 years in the job amid a global merger of editorial teams at publisher Conde Nast.
Jones said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Evening Standard at such an exciting time in its development. It is an iconic title with a brilliant team, and I’m looking forward to helping steer the brand into its next phase.”