Jamila Robinson, a top editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, will be the next editor in chief of the food magazine Bon Appétit.
Condé Nast, the publisher of Bon Appétit and titles like Vogue and Vanity Fair, announced on Monday that in her new role, Ms. Robinson would be in charge of all content and strategy for the food brand and the recipe website Epicurious.
Ms. Robinson is the assistant managing editor for food and culture at The Inquirer, which she joined in 2020. She was previously an editorial director at Atlantic Media and has also worked at the USA Today Network, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Detroit Free Press. Ms. Robinson recently served as chair of the James Beard Foundation’s Journalism Awards Committee and is a chair for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants annual list.
Anna Wintour, Condé Nast’s chief content officer and global editorial director of Vogue, described Ms. Robinson in a statement as “a community builder and a major editorial talent,” as well as “an absolute star in the kitchen.”
Ms. Robinson said in a statement on Monday that she was thrilled to join Bon Appétit and Epicurious.
“For me, food is an art form that intersects with every part of life and connects communities,” she said. “This role is an exciting new chapter in my commitment to building a longer table and showing the world that food culture is for everyone.”
Ms. Robinson replaces Dawn Davis, a veteran of the book publishing world who in 2020 was tapped to take the reins at Bon Appétit as it grappled with criticisms of the treatment of people of color who worked there. The publication’s longtime editor Adam Rapoport resigned abruptly in June 2020, after an old photo resurfaced online showing him dressed in a racially insensitive costume.
Ms. Davis announced several months ago that she would be leaving Bon Appétit to rejoin Simon & Schuster.
Ms. Robinson will start in the role on Sept. 18.