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In September 2018, Condé Nast named Will Welch as successor to Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief of GQ. In his new role, Welch oversees all content creation, production and consumer experiences for each of GQ’s distribution platforms. Welch most recently served as creative director for GQ, as well as editor-in-chief of biannual fashion outlet, GQ Style which he launched to critical acclaim in December 2015 and will continue to lead. Welch becomes the fifth editor-in-chief of GQ.
Welch joined GQ in May 2007 as an associate editor covering fashion, pop culture and music. He was promoted to senior editor in 2012, style editor in 2014, and creative director earlier this
year. Over the course of his career at GQ and GQ Style, he has interviewed Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Kanye West, overseen acclaimed cover shoots with Brad Pitt and Beyoncé, and has been nominated for four ASME awards in three years of GQ Style, winning for photography and design in 2019.