GQ Names Christopher Cox Executive Editor

He starts Monday.

Before joining GQ magazine as a senior editor in 1997, EIC Jim Nelson worked at Harper’s. Today, it is Nelson’s turn to herald a similar transition.

Joining the magazine Monday as executive editor will be Christopher Cox (pictured), previously a senior editor and, briefly, editor in chief at Harper’s. From today’s announcement:

“Chris is that rare magazine talent: a deeply experienced editor who knows how to marry big ideas and high ambitions with the best and freshest writers in journalism,” says Nelson. “I was always a little jealous when I read his award-winning work in Harper’s, and now I’m just glad I don’t have to be jealous anymore.”

Cox started at Harper’s in 2010. The Atlanta native was previously a senior editor at The Paris Review and remains an editor at large for Orion magazine.

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