Elaine Welteroth becomes Teen Vogue’s new Beauty & Health director

GlamourBeauty Editor Elaine Welteroth attends Beauty Editors Day at Saks Fifth Avenue on August 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue)

GlamourBeauty Editor Elaine Welteroth attends Beauty Editors Day at Saks Fifth Avenue on August 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue)

Just a couple weeks after the historic hiring of Keija Minor as the editor in chief of Conde Nast’s Brides magazine, the major publishing company has announced another African-American hire in an important leadership role. Elaine Welterorth, a veteran of Glamour magazine, will become Teen Vogue‘s Beauty & Health director this month. Fashionista has more:

We were pretty shocked when we heard that Teen Vogue‘s beloved beauty and health director Eva Chen would be leaving the magazine. Not to mention curious as to who would take over what is probably considered by many to be the dream job of dream jobs. And we just found out!

Elaine Welteroth, who’s now finishing up at Glamour, where she was Senior Beauty Editor, will officially begin her new position as Teen Vogue’s new Beauty & Health director on October 15.

It’s exciting news not just for Teen Vogue, but also for Conde Nast, who, following Keija Minor‘s appointment as EIC of Brides, will see yet another African-American editor rise up the editorial ranks.

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