TRADE TALKS: Joanna Coles and Anne Fulenwider are spending their first months at their new magazines playing a game of swap-the-editor. Coles is grabbing three staffers from her old team at Marie Claire for Cosmopolitan: site director Abby Gardner, executive editor Joyce Chang and entertainment director Dana Stern-Schwartz. Coles must have taken a quick liking to Chang — the former deputy editor at People StyleWatch had only been at MC for a little more than a year.
Meanwhile, Fulenwider is taking Tracy Shaffer, who booked many of Cosmo’s celebrity covers, to replace Schwartz as entertainment director. And Riza Cruz, a senior editor at Vogue, is the magazine’s new executive editor. Lea Goldman, who’d been MC’s features director, will now also oversee the ad-boosting quarterly supplement @Work, which added 20 pages of ads to its September issue. Both EICs will make their debut atop their new mastheads in December.
This story first appeared in the October 15, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.