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Jeremy Langmead leaves Esquire for Mr Porter

The Esquire editor, Jeremy Langmead, is to leave after three-and-a-half years to take a new role at the online menswear website Mr Porter.

Langmead, who has edited the National Magazine Company-owned monthly since March 2007, will be replaced on an interim basis by deputy editor Dan Davies.

He has been hired by Net-a-Porter Group to take the new position of editor-in-chief of online retail site Mr Porter.

Esquire was one of the shining lights of NatMag’s mixed bag of circulation figures in the most recent Audit Bureau of Circulation report, with sales up 10.3% year-on-year in the first six months of 2010.

“I’ve loved working at Esquire for the past three years and have felt extremely proud to be at the helm of such an exciting, creative and innovative brand,” said Langmead. “I am sad to go but I leave Esquire knowing that it is in the capable hands of a passionate, brilliant and hard-working team. I am confident that it has a great future and will grow from strength to strength.”

Davies will take on the role of acting editor from 8 October until a replacement for Langmead is found.

Source: The Guardian