Ben Cobb appointed as Editor of ES Magazine

The Evening Standard’s ES Magazine has appointed Ben Cobb as Editor, across the publication’s print and digital platforms. He succeeds long-time Editor, Laura Weir and will officially take up the role in October.  A renowned fashion journalist and tastemaker, Ben has previously worked for British fashion magazine Another Man, influential style publication LOVE, and last year helped to launch Perfect Magazine – a creative community and content platform – alongside former LOVE colleague Katie Grand. 

“As a Londoner, ES has always been a part of my life,” said Cobb. “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.”

Read by 614,000 Londoners every week and with a total digital lifestyle audience of 1.5m, ES Magazine delivers features and interviews on a range of cultural topics including politics, pop culture, fashion, food, and more. to bring alive the city’s vast swell of creative talent. Last year, the publication unveiled a new look site focused on scrollable, clickable content optimised for mobile consumption. 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. 

ES Magazine’s biannual fashion edition will be published tomorrow, 16th September, coinciding with London Fashion Week.


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