Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
19 April 2021

Melissa Denes to join the New Statesman as Features Editor

The award-winning editor of Guardian Weekend will join the New Statesman in June.

By New Statesman

Melissa Denes, the award-winning editor of Guardian Weekend, is joining the New Statesman as Features Editor

Melissa was editor of Guardian Weekend magazine for eight years and won the British Society of Magazine Editors’ prestigious Editors’ Editor of the Year award in 2019. 

Melissa Denes said: “I am thrilled to be joining the New Statesman’s brilliant team of editors and writers in June. As Features Editor, I’m excited to build on what is already a beautifully written, smart and surprising magazine, bringing more narrative long form, deep reporting and new voices to its existing slate.” 

Jason Cowley, Editor-in-chief of the New Statesman, said: “I am delighted Melissa is joining the team. She’s a hugely talented journalist and widely admired for her great work as editor of Guardian Weekend. As part of our commitment to publishing the finest writers on the defining subjects, she will oversee our long reads as we continue the expansion of the New Statesman across multiple platforms.” 

Melissa Denes was editor of Guardian Weekend from 2013 until 2021, in which time the magazine won seven BSME and two Press Awards. She was also launch editor of the Guardian’s Feast magazine. Before that, Melissa was the Guardian’s arts editor. She will join the New Statesman in June. 

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. A handy, three-minute glance at the week ahead in companies, markets, regulation and investment, landing in your inbox every Monday morning. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.

Content from our partners
How materials innovation can help achieve net zero and level-up the UK
Fantastic mental well-being strategies and where to find them
Accelerating the take-up of electric vehicles