is a journalist who is editor
An editor-in-chief is a publication's primary editor, having final responsibility for the operations and policies. Additionally, the editor-in-chief is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members as well as keeping up with the time it takes them to complete their task...
of British GQ
. Having won the BSME Editor of the Year Award four times during his tenure at GQ, Jones was also recognised for the Brand Building Initiative of the Year 2007 for the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Jones attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. The school has an outstanding international reputation, and is considered one of the world's leading art and design institutions...
in London where he studied graphic design and photography. He began his career in journalism at i-D
i-D is a British magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture. i-D was founded by designer and former Vogue art director Terry Jones in 1980. The first issue was published in the form of a hand-stapled fanzine with text produced on a typewriter...
magazine, becoming Editor in 1984 before moving onto Arena
Arena was a British monthly men's magazine. The magazine was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. British graphic designer Neville Brody, who had designed The Face, designed Arena's launch appearance.The magazine featured...
in 1987 to serve as Editor. At that same time, he was also a contributing editor at The Face
Following that, he worked as associate editor of The Observer
The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays. In the same place on the political spectrum as its daily sister paper The Guardian, which acquired it in 1993, it takes a liberal or social democratic line on most issues. It is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper.-Origins:The first issue,...
magazine and editor-at-large of The Sunday Times
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before taking over at GQ
in 1999. Jones is credited with bringing in a gold-star roster of writers, as well as taking the magazine in a more political (right-wing) direction, recently featuring Conservative party leader David Cameron
David William Donald Cameron is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party. Cameron represents Witney as its Member of Parliament ....
on the front cover.
Jones currently has a weekly column in the magazine supplement of the Mail on Sunday
. Topics of his column have included the decreasing number of men wearing ties and the poor dress sense of the majority of British people. Jones also writes regularly for The Independent
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Jones is Vice President of Hay Festival, and is also co-chair of the 2011 Norman Mailer Benefit Gala Dinner, being held in New York.
Jones has published biographies of Jim Morrison and Paul Smith and two anthologies of journalism. He is the author of the book, iPod Therefore I Am: A Personal Journey Through Music
documenting his musical tastes and how the iPod
iPod is a line of portable media players created and marketed by Apple Inc. The product line-up currently consists of the hard drive-based iPod Classic, the touchscreen iPod Touch, the compact iPod Nano, and the ultra-compact iPod Shuffle...
music player has transformed it. And Mr Jones' Rules for the Modern Man
, is an etiquette guide containing advice on how a modern man should behave, including how to commission a suit, how to behave in a casino and how to tie the laces of boat shoes.
Published in August 2008 by Fourth Estate,Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones
was based on a series of interviews with the Tory leader over the course of a year.
In 2010, Jones collaborated with David Bailey on Heroes
, a celebration of British fighting heroes in Afghanistan, both inside Camp Bastion and outside, with sales benefiting the charity Help for Heroes.
Jones is currently working with U2, writing the text to accompany a volume of photographs from their record-breaking 360° Tour, due from Random House late 2012. The book will also include interviews with U2, Paul McGuiness, Willie Williams, Mark Fisher and others.