Teen Vogue has named Samhita Mukhopadhyay as the executive editor of the popular world renowned journal. In this role, Mukhopadhyay will manage and oversee Teen Vogue’s editorial team and work closely on brand strategy, reporting to chief content officer Phillip Picardi.
“I have admired Samhita’s work from afar for quite some time. I deeply respect her ability to tackle complex topics and distill them in a sensible way for a young, engaged, and conscientious audience,” says Picardi.“After getting to know Samhita through this process, I am confident that her experience as an editor and a leader is exactly what we need to further propel Teen Vogue into the future. It’s an honor to welcome her as a leader of this incredible team.”
Prior to joining Teen Vogue, Mukhopadhyay was the senior editorial director of culture and identities at Mic, where she led the teams responsible for the site’s groundbreaking coverage on Standing Rock, The Movement for Black Lives, Islamophobia, trans issues, and sexual assault on college campuses. Earlier in her career, she served as executive editor of Feministing.com. She is the coeditor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Drumpf’s America, and the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, New York, Medium, Talking Points Memo, Mic, and Jezebel.
A prominent speaker, Mukhopadhyay has presented at Women in the World, SXSW, California Coalition for Sexual Assault, and at universities including Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, NYU, and Rutgers. Mukhopadhyay graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in women’s studies and sociology, and holds a master’s degree in women and gender studies from San Francisco State University.
“I am deeply impressed with Teen Vogue’s coverage of the most important issues impacting young women’s lives today, as well as with Phill’s leadership,” says Mukhopadhyay. “I am honored and excited to help lead this vibrant and inspired team to expand and deepen their coverage on everything from body positivity, fashion, pop culture, Black Lives Matter, college sexual assault, and more.”
In addition, Teen Vogue has elevated Ella Cerón to the role of deputy editor, reporting to Mukhopadhyay. Cerón first joined Teen Vogue in 2015, and most recently served as digital West Coast & evenings editor. Earlier in her career, she worked as social media editor at The Cut. Cerón graduated from Fordham University where she studied English language and literature.
Teen Vogue is the young person’s guide to saving the world. We aim to educate, enlighten, and empower our audience to create a more inclusive environment—both on- and offline—by amplifying the voices of the unheard, telling stories that normally go untold, and providing resources for teens looking to make a tangible impact in their communities.