NEW YORK (AP) — Women's magazine Cosmopolitan is naming former Marie Claire chief Joanna Coles as editor-in-chief of its U.S. edition, as Kate White steps down from the post after 14 years with the company.
White, who will remain with Hearst Magazines as an adviser, has decided to concentrate more on her writing and speaking career, Hearst Magazines President David Carey said Tuesday.
The 50-year-old Coles had served as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, also a Hearst publication, since April 2006.
Coles begins her new role on Monday. She will report to Carey.
Cosmopolitan was still the top-selling magazine at newsstands during the first half of 2012, even though its sales fell nearly 16 percent to 1.4 million. Its long-serving editor, Helen Gurley Brown, died at age 90 last month.