Jemima Khan Joins New Statesman As Associate Editor

Jemima Khan will be joining the New Statesman as Associate Editor next month, it has been announced.

She will be commissioning and writing for the magazine and working on specially curated issues from November 14.

Khan said: “I loved working on the guest edit at the beginning of the year and I am delighted to become a permanent part of the exceptional team at the New Statesman.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Independent but the challenge of a wider role at the New Statesman was too tempting.”

Her appointment follows the success of her guest edit in April – a Free Speech special issue in which she is credited with breaking two agenda-setting stories.

In her own interview with Nick Clegg he spoke candidly about the trials of being a hate figure, and also Hugh Grant’s undercover exposé of hacking at News of the World.

It also featured contributions from Oliver Stone, Tim Robbins, Russell Brand, Simon Pegg, Rory Stewart, Alain de Botton and Jarvis Cocker.

The New Statesman’s editor, Jason Cowley, said: “I’m delighted that Jemima is joining us and that I have tempted her away from the Independent. She worked brilliantly with the whole team on her guest-edited issue of the New Statesman.

“She is a first-rate journalist who has strong campaigning instincts and a powerful interest in international affairs and human rights issues. She’s very popular among the staff.”