Ben will commence in this role on 4 October and the appointment marks a new era for the publication, which celebrates London’s thriving culture, art, fashion, beauty, food, film and theatre scenes, say the publishers.
Ben spent over a decade at British fashion magazine Another Man, in roles including Editor-in-Chief, before joining influential style publication LOVE as Co-Editor-In-Chief in early 2020. Last year, he helped to launch Perfect Magazine, a creative community and content platform, alongside his former LOVE colleague Katie Grand.
Ben’s vision for ES will see a sharpening of digital innovation, introducing dynamic new creative voices and extending the magazine’s storytelling from the page into moving image and real life experiences. Ben succeeds long-time Editor Laura Weir.
Ben Cobb, Editor of ES Magazine, commented: “As a Londoner, ES has always been a part of my life. It’s a privilege to edit such an iconic London brand. I’m excited to work with the ES team on capturing the energetic soul of this city and reaching a powerful community in London and beyond.”
Emily Sheffield, Editor of the Evening Standard, added: “Ben is an exceptional style and culture editor with impeccable fashion credentials, and I couldn’t be more pleased that he is taking the helm of ES Magazine. At such an important and exciting time for London’s vibrant style and culture scene, Ben is the perfect person to further strengthen ES Magazine’s incredible reputation for inspiring interviews and features, and as the go-to guide for everything you need to know about what to wear, see, eat, drink and do. I know he will innovate to take ES Magazine to a new level – both digitally and in print.”
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