Constance C.R. White, former style director and brand consultant for eBay, has been tapped as editor in chief of Essence. She succeeds Angela Burt-Murray, who moved to Atlanta in November with her family. In addition to eBay, White served as founding fashion editor for Talk magazine, style reporter for the New York Times and executive fashion editor for Elle. Former Essence editor Marcia Ann Gillespie, who assisted in the editor in chief search, joins the magazine as special project director.