Vice intern from 2009 made global editor-in-chief as UK editor Alex Miller becomes global head of content

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Ellis Jones has been named global editor-in-chief of Vice as UK editor Alex Miller moves to become global head of content.

Jones, who started on the magazine as an intern in 2009 and was made managing editor in 2012, is the 20-year-old title’s first female editor-in-chief.

Miller has been overseeing Vice’s content online and on its digital channels since October.

In a statement he said: “Over my time here Vice has grown dramatically, but our ambition remains thrillingly unhinged. I’m very proud of what I achieved with the UK team but I’m excited to move to the centre of the perpetual motion machine that is Vice.”

Jones said: “I feel lucky to be able to say that I love my job. Our editorial team is made up of some of the most creative and intelligent – and fun – people I know. As Vice Media has matured, so has the magazine, and I'd like to capture the attention of readers who may have a preconceived notion of what a 'Vice story' is and surprise them by our candid stories.

“Under my leadership, the magazine will continue to do what it's always done best – publish cutting-edge cultural coverage, sharp humour, and hard-hitting news investigations – and also increase its seriousness and ambition by enlisting the best writers, photographers, and artists in the industry and sending them across the globe. Expect writing by even more female correspondents; expect new fiction and photojournalism and columns by big-name writers; and expect even more in-depth reports from global hot spots.”

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