Nikki Ogunnaike, a renowned Nigerian-American editor and writer, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, a women’s magazine that covers fashion, beauty, culture and politics. Ogunnaike will start her new role on August 8, 2023, and will report to Hillary Kerr, the chief content officer of Who What Wear and Marie Claire.
Ogunnaike has a wealth of experience in the media industry, having worked at Harper’s Bazaar as the senior digital director since 2020. She has also held director and editor positions at GQ, Elle, Glamour and InStyle. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in Media Studies and Sociology.
As the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, Ogunnaike will be responsible for leading the editorial strategy for print, digital, experiential and social platforms. She will also work on expanding fashion and luxury coverage, attracting a diversified audience and improving content strategy.
Ogunnaike said in a statement that she is thrilled to join the Marie Claire team and lead the brand into a new era. “For nearly 30 years, Marie Claire has been the go-to source for women who seek to lead a life of purpose and power,” she said. “Women who are passionate about their careers, personal style and the world around them will find a new destination that speaks to their entire identity. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter!”