Farrah Storr becomes new Cosmopolitan editor as Hearst Magazines UK makes changes to senior editorial team

Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Good Housekeeping, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, has made a number of changes to its senior editorial team.

Editor of Women’s Health magazine, Farrah Storr, has been appointed as the new editor of Cosmopolitan. Under Storr’s leadership Woman’s Health has become the UK’s best-selling health and lifestyle publication.

Storr said she was “thrilled to be taking on the role of editor of Cosmopolitan and adding my name to the list of brilliant, fearless, women who have created an iconic magazine brand which has such a positive impact on women’s lives”.

In her new role Storr said that she intended to “build on the trust that women have in Cosmopolitan, and to continue to develop the brand for our confident, successful and growing audience”.

Another of the major appointments involves Louise Court who will leave her position as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan to fill the newly created position of director of editorial strategy and content across Hearst Magazines UK. The role will see her take responsibility for editorial content innovation, new products and Hearst Empowering Women.

Court said that she was looking forward to building on the 44 million strong readership “through the innovation and creativity of some of the most powerful brands in publishing."

CEO of Hearst Magazines UK, Anna Jones, said she was looking forward to the development of Cosmopolitan, describing Storr as “smart, creative and has a brilliant instinct for what makes women tick.”

Jones also praised Court’s creativity and “strong understanding of what audiences want” while predicating that she will be “be brilliant at leading”.

Hearst Magazines UK will also be announcing the new editor of Women’s Health in the near future.

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