Evening Standard editor steps down

Emily Sheffield, who was appointed editor in June 2020, has stepped down from the position, with immediate effect.

Evening Standard editor steps down
Emily Sheffield.

Charles Yardley, CEO of the Evening Standard, said: “Emily Sheffield is stepping down as Editor at the Evening Standard by mutual agreement.

“We would like to thank Emily for her valuable contribution to the Evening Standard during this challenging time over the past 15 months and her role in turning the Evening Standard digital first. We wish her the very best with her future plans and look forward to her new column in the Evening Standard.”

“Charlotte Ross will assume the role of Acting Editor with immediate effect.”

Emily Sheffield said: “I would like to thank the proprietor, the CEO and the wonderful staff at the Evening Standard for their support during my tenure as editor in this incredibly challenging period of history. Immense steps have been taken going digital first and I am excited for the Standard’s future and all we have achieved. I look forward to writing a column again.”

Emily began her career as a graduate news trainee at the Guardian newspaper, before spending five years at The Evening Standard for Editor Max Hastings. She became the Deputy Editor of British Vogue in 2005. In 2018, returning to the Standard as a columnist, she also launched the female led digital news brand ThisMuchIKnow.

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