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More Magazine Departures: Cosmo Announces New EIC

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Joanna Coles, via Getty

Last season it was the designers who were doing the Fashion Week shuffle; this season, it's the editors. After the surprise announcement last week that Sally Singer is leaving her post at T magazine, today comes the equally surprising news that Kate White is stepping down after 14 years as EIC of Cosmopolitan magazine, and will be replaced by Joanna Coles, the current editor of Marie Claire.

As the New York Times' Media Decoder blog tactfully puts it, "there are probably more prestigious magazine franchises to edit," but Coles seems to be embracing the, er, raunchier side of women's interest. "I have a lot of learning to do," she told the Times. "There are 365 sex positions of the day here and one of them is called the linguine."
· New Editor at Cosmopolitan: Joanna Coles Replaces Kate White [NYT]