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Global Editorial Director


Will Welch is global editorial director of GQ, where he oversees content strategy and vision across global GQ markets and platforms, including video in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment. Welch is also the editor in chief of GQ U.S., a position he has held since 2019, in which he oversees all content creation, production, and consumer experiences across distribution platforms domestically.

Welch joined GQ in 2007 and has held a variety of editorial roles covering fashion, pop culture, and music. In 2015 Welch became the first editor-in-chief of GQ Style, a quarterly fashion publication he helped launch. Previously, Welch spent four years at the music, fashion, and lifestyle magazine The Fader, where he was deputy editor.

Under Welch’s leadership, GQ has been nominated for nine ASME awards, winning for photography and design in 2019 and 2023. In his first year as editor-in-chief, Welch oversaw the launch of GQ Sports, as well as the critically acclaimed New Masculinity issue of GQ. He is included in the BoF500, the annual list of people shaping global fashion by Business of Fashion.

Pronouns: He/Him/His



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