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New York Magazine took a deep dive into Joanna Coles's day-to-day role of steering Cosmopolitan towards a big, bright, feminist future. Ever since she left Marie Claire for the top role at Cosmo, the magazine has been gaining fans and industry recognition left and right—so much so that there's speculation that Coles may eventually become the Anna Wintour of Hearst. Just as Condé Nast promoted the Vogue EIC to the company-wide role of artistic director nearly two years ago, NY Mag reports that Coles could move into a bigger, overarching role at Hearst in the future.
Coles's success has opened other doors, too. "A friend of Coles's told me that she's been approached for several television-executive jobs," reporter Noreen Malone writes. "For her part, Coles said she hopes someday, in the distant future, to get back into writing; she chronicles her life in a journal, so perhaps a memoir is in the offing." Basically, the possibilities are endless.