Contributor Profile

Jess Pels


Jessica Pels is editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the largest young women’s media brand in the world reaching 76 million readers. As editor-in-chief she oversees the content and editorial operations for all of print, web, social, video, and editorial innovation projects for the brand.

Prior to being named editor in chief, Pels served as the digital director of Cosmopolitan, where she led the site to its highest readership of all time. She also served as the digital director at Marie Claire, print features editor at Teen Vogue, and held various editorial positions at Glamour. Her work has also been published in The New Yorker and Vogue.

Pels is an alumna of New York University, where she earned a BFA in film production from Tisch School of the Arts, and resides in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.

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