David Granger is out as editor in chief of Esquire magazine after 19 years on the job, Hearst announced Friday.
Town + Country editor Jay Fielden will succeed Granger at Esquire while also assuming the title of editorial director at the monthly lifestyle magazine. His replacement as editor of T + C will be named later.
“The last 19 years have been the best time ever to be a creative professional. The explosion of new forms of expression has been breathtaking,” Granger said in a statement.
He is expected to remain with the company through the end of March.
“Turns out that a print magazine has been the perfect hub from which to experiment with just about all of them,” Granger added. “I’m in awe of my staff and writers for their genius and their commitment to Esquire and I can’t wait to see what new opportunities await me.”
“David’s time at Esquire has been epic and innovative, and includes so many accolades and milestones, from the first-ever digital magazine cover to a complete, online archive, as well as the brand’s 75thand 80th anniversaries and its 1,000th issue,” president of Hearst magazines David Carey said in a statement. “His influence has been substantial, and we are grateful for his many contributions to Esquire, and to Hearst.”