After sitting behind the editor’s desk for six years at Marie Claire, Joanna Coles is set to put her hand to the helm at Cosmopolitan when current editor Katie White steps down. White, who has been editor of the women’s magazine for 14 years, told executives at Hearst Magazines earlier this year of her decision to retire. “I’m incredibly excited about the global footprint,” Coles said on Tuesday. “It’s big because it talks about things that are really important to women. It’s such an iconic logo.” Cosmo has continued to build circulation despite an industry downturn in recent years, and had more than 3 million subscribers in early 2012. Marie Claire's former executive editor Anne Fulenwider has been named the magazine's editor-in-chief in Coles's place.
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