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Robert Sauerberg lined up as next Condé Nast CEO


By John McCarthy | Media editor

September 15, 2015 | 3 min read

Condé Nast has selected Robert Sauerberg to become its next chief executive and president as of January 2016.

Condé Nast, the media stable that handles titles such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker and more, will see Sauerberg replace Charles Townsend who has been in the position since 2004.

Townsend moves to the position of chairman of Condé Nast US. On his replacement, he said: “In five years of working closely with Bob [Sauerberg], I saw first-hand how committed he was to deepening Condé Nast’s fundamental mission of quality publishing and, at the same time, to taking advantage of the latest in technology and its possibilities.”

On his appointment, Sauerberg added: “Audiences and advertisers have always come to us for the quality of our content- each brand has its distinctive personality and particular brilliance - but we also want to make sure those audiences are able to access our brands on all possible platforms.

“It's my job to make sure we remain true to our sense of quality and, at the same time, deliver it efficiently and beautifully, as only Condé Nast can.”

Condé Nast claims to have a digital audience of 87.3m unique monthly visitors and a reach of 111m followers across social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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