Radhika Jones | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Saturday, 31st October
Born/Date of Birth: 1973
Place of Birth: New York, New York, United States
Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia University
Occupation: Magazine editor
Title: Editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair
Spouse: Max Petersen
Parents: Marguerite Jones, Robert L. Jones
Siblings: Nalini Jones
Radhika Jones is an American magazine editor and the fifth editor-in-chief of the Vanity Fair magazine. She succeeded Graydon Carter who retired in 2017 after 25 years in the role.
She formerly served as the editorial director for the books department at The New York Times, deputy managing editor of Time and the managing editor of The Paris Review.
Jones was born in New York to an American father, Robert L. Jones, and an Indian mother, Marguerite Jones. She grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She has a brother, and a sister named Nalini. Jones has a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia, where she has also taught courses in writing and literature.
Jones began her career in Moscow as the arts editor of the English-language Moscow Times. She was the managing editor of The Paris Review before moving to Time as culture editor in 2008. During her employment at Time she oversaw its yearly listing of the 100 most influential people and Person of the Year. In 2016 she joined The New York Times as the editorial director of the books department.
Appointment at Vanity Fair
On 13 November 2017, Condé Nast formally announced Jones's appointment to the post of Vanity Fair editor-in-chief. She began working on 11 December 2017, at a salary of about $500,000 (in contrast to Graydon Carter's salary of $2 million). According to The Guardian, Jones was nominated and championed by David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.