HODINKEE Radio: Episode 81: Will Welch

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This week’s visitor is somebody I’ve wished to take a seat down with and speak to for a very long time. Will Welch was named the editor-in-chief of GQ within the fall of 2018, and he formally took the steering wheel in early 2019. He’d already been with the long-lasting journal and media model for greater than a decade at that time, however he is somebody who got here to GQ from the world of music journalism – and he is far out of your typical style editor. I have been studying his work endlessly and have adopted alongside as he rose to change into editor-in-chief of GQ Fashion and inventive director of GQ earlier than lastly incomes that gig on the high of the masthead. 

In his first yr as editor-in-chief, he is centered on reorienting the journal in a path that he thinks matches the here-and-now whereas additionally constructing one thing that may final. He is completely candid about this, and we spoke overtly in regards to the issues that he thinks are now not “very GQ” and why he thinks it is vital to consider the model as a “style journal” and never a “males’s journal.” Yeah, we did lots of air-quotes whereas we spoke – good for a podcast, proper?


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