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Leadership Changes at Seventeen

Michelle Tan won’t take over as editor of Seventeen until next week, but there are already major changes at the magazine. According to WWD, Seventeen has cut managing editor Jo Ann Liguori; fashion market editor Jasmine Snow; beauty director Yesenia Almonte; and fashion assistant Rachel Lowe.

Joanna Coles, who was named editorial director of Seventeen in addition to her role as editor of Cosmo, has filled some of those holes with Cosmo staffers.

Leah Wyar, Cosmo‘s beauty director, has been promoted to group beauty director, and will add Seventeen oversight to her role. Likewise, Cosmo fashion director Aya Kanai has been upped to group fashion director for both Seventeen and Cosmo.

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Cosmo Adds Two

Cosmopolitan has added two editors. See below for the highlights.

    • Sarah Conly has been named senior market editor. Conly comes to the magazine from InStyle, where she most recently served as market editor. Prior to that she was associate market editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Conly starts September 5 and will report to fashion director Aya Kanai and fashion market director, Shiona Turini.
    • Kathy Lee joins Cosmo as a senior accessories editor. Lee most recently served as associate accessories editor for Town & Country. She previously held the same role at W. Lee’s appointment is effective immediately. She also reports to Kanai and Turini.

Cosmo Taps Aya Kanai as Fashion Director

Aya Kanai has been named the fashion director of Cosmopolitan. Kanai comes to Cosmo from Shopbop.com, where she handled the site’s branding and fashion editorials. Previously she was a senior fashion editor at Teen Vogue.

Kanai has also styled celebrities for magazine covers. She has worked with Jennifer Lawrence, Ashley Olsen, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Sienna Miller and more.

Kanai begins at Cosmo April 1.