Writer Robert Johnston has crossed enemy lines in the men’s world. He’s been appointed associate editor at British GQ, and most recently was executive style editor at British Esquire. He succeeds Charlie Porter, who recently joined i-D magazine as fashion features editor. “I am very excited to be joining the team at GQ. It is undoubtedly the market leader and…it is the only title I would have considered leaving Esquire for,” Johnston said. “This is a real coup for us,” added Dylan Jones, editor of GQ. “I have been an admirer of his for some time, and the whole team is looking forward to welcoming him to Condé Nast.” In addition, the magazine announced that Jodie Harrison, previously GQ’s style and grooming editor, has been promoted to executive style and grooming editor at the title. Part of Harrison’s new role will be to spearhead the launch of GQ’s grooming awards, set to launch later this month.

This story first appeared in the July 11, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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