Chris Hemblade has pledged to make Elle “even more of a talking point in the media and fashion industries” after being appointed to the newly created role of executive editor (entertainments director).
Hemblade, Time Out’s deputy editor, will be responsible for Elle’s cover shoot, as well as developing the magazine’s entertainment coverage, running celebrity projects connected with the fashion industry.
Elle’s editor-in-chief, Lorraine Candy, said: “We want to reassess the way glossy magazines deal with celebrities and create amazing visuals as well as intelligent interviews and I know Chris will bring that to Elle.”
Hemblade said: “We are going to do some trailblazing projects with celebrities and fashion designers and it won’t be long before Elle is even more of a talking point in the media and fashion industries.”
Hemblade has been deputy editor at Time Out for five years.
He was also acting editor, during which time he was nominated for an award by the British Society of Magazine Editors.