Cosmo editor Joanna Coles named Hearst’s first chief content officer

Cosmopolitan

Hearst has promoted Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles to the position of chief content officer for the publisher.

Moving up into the media company, she will be responsible in the newly created role with overseeing the company’s full stable of magazines globally, looking for new business opportunities and expanding TV and live events.

Hearst president and chief executive Steven Swartz, said: “Joanna has terrific editorial and business acumen and has emerged as a strong leader during her 10 years at Hearst, both within the organisation and the media community. “She is an innovator who operates at every level and an ideal addition to our leadership team.”

Hearst Magazines president David Carey dubbed Coles “a powerhouse modern editor,” adding that she has “established deep relationships with major players in advertising, technology, entertainment and government”.

Hearst is expected to name Coles’ replacement at Cosmopolitan during the course of today (Tuesday).

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