On Monday, after a months-long search, Glamour announced Samantha Barry, previous CNN social media executive producer, as their new editor-in-chief.
From CNN to Condé Nast, Irish-born Barry will be taking her digital skills to Glamour as the magazine’s first digital-native editor. Barry will lead the 78-year-old magazine, with a focused vision on content development production.
Previously, Barry’s background in digital media has led her to be executive producer of social and emerging medias at CNN Worldwide. Without experience in print or women’s media, Barry still displays an art of storytelling and reporting. She’s led various kinds of news coverage, such as the 2016 Presidential election, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and the love story voicemails.
“Sam is fearless like so many leaders of the moment and has both a reverence for Glamour’s history and a crystal clear view of its future in the digital environment,” said Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour.
The 36-year-old will be in charge of the magazine’s consumer experiences across digital, social, video and print platforms as an expert in content.
The publishing group’s unfortunate declined revenues over the last few years had resulted in a reduction of print frequencies. Barry’s understanding of media to engage with society represents the magazine’s future within the digital world under her leadership.
“I am as humbled by Glamour’s past as I am excited about Glamour’s future,” Barry said in an official statement. I look forward to building on the brand’s success, and sharing Glamour with audiences everywhere.”