ed_letter_issue34km.inddThe talented Keija Minor has been promoted to the position of Editor-In-Chief of Brides Magazine. To some this may not sound like anything truly special, however her new position makes Keija the first African American to hold such a position at a Condé Nast magazine. Condé Nast has been in existence since 1909 and currently produces over 18 magazines.

Minor, who previously was the Executive Editor at Brides and has Editor-in-Chief experience from her time at Uptown Magazine (2008-2011), is opening the door for what many hope to be a bigger commitment to diversity behind-the-scenes at mainstream magazines. Her move to head up a mainstream magazine is a great landmark in an industry that is still very much plagued by racial division.

“Keija’s contribution to Brides over the past several months has been invaluable and will enable her to step seamlessly into the role of editor-in-chief,” says Condé Nast editorial director Tom Wallace. “She is a gifted editor. Brides will benefit from both her energy and her passion”.

Minor fills the top spot at Brides that was left vacant after the announcement earlier this month that Anne Fulenwider would be leaving the title to become the new editor-in-chief of Marie Claire.