Fun, Fearless, Future: Joanna Coles Named New Editor of Cosmo

The Fall Fashion Season began with a complex game of editorial musical chairs at Hearst this morning. Current Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles has been named editor of famed women’s title Cosmopolitan, replacing a retiring Kate White. Brides editor Anne Fulenwider will replace Coles at Marie Claire. As of this publication time, no one has been engaged for the Brides editorship yet.

In case you’ve ever wanted to see what life as a women’s magazine editor-in-chief entails, Cosmo released a behind-the-scene video where Coles practices her new editorial focuses, answering questions about the 365 sex positions a day iPhone app (order the “Linguine”!) and unintentionally displaying her multitasking ability to respond to questions while staring intently at her iPhone.