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Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Update: 2020-01-01
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Things I bet you didn’t know about Cosmo: The first issue was released in 1886; It’s now the largest media brand for young women in the world, reaching 81 million readers; The current editor in chief, Jessica Pels, is a Virgo who loves to cut her own hair!


Jessica didn’t always envision herself working in magazines, but she has always loved a great story. Growing up she would watch a movie, then immediately afterwards watch the full director’s cut. For a time she considered a career in film, but it was ultimately the culture of female leadership that led her to choose the path of women’s media.


Now as the editor in chief, Jessica is working with her team to make Cosmo a space in print and online where readers can look not only for sex tips, but also for political, financial and career advice, seeing themselves reflected in the full spectrum of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Plus horoscopes!


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Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Rebecca Minkoff