Jemima Khan joins Independent as associate editor

Jemima Khan is building on her success as guest editor for a week at the New Statesman to join The Independent as associate editor.

Khan, who made headlines in April following her interview with Nick Clegg for the Statesman (which like Press Gazette is part of the Progressive Media group), will write interviews, comment pieces and features and will also be involved in commissioning. She has already appeared in a TV advert for the Independent's cut price concise edition i.

Independent editor Simon Kelner said: "Anyone who knows Jemima will know that she is a forceful character with strong views. And anyone who saw her issue of the Statesman will have seen that she has an editorial flair. I am looking forward to her bringing these qualities to the Independent and i."

Khan said: "I am thrilled with the opportunity to be associate editor of The Independent and i. I am a huge fan of both papers and am very excited to be able to work with a talented team of writers and editors."

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