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Executives from CBS to ‘Cosmo’ Endorse the Treadmill Desk

treadmill deskBy now we’ve probably all heard about the treadmill desk but we may not have heard that people actually use it regularly and give it the thumbs up.

According to a segment on CBS Sunday Morning, CBS news producer Mark Sturchio says there have been a lot of double takes from people walking by his treadmill desk adorned office. He admits, “I don’t know if it’s catching on at CBS, but I know its catching on.” Read more

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Joanna Coles Receives Matrix Award & Outlines Four Stages of an Editor’s Career

At the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Awards luncheon, Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles was among the honorees receiving an award. (The annual luncheon honors women for their outstanding achievements in media and communications.)

During Coles’ speech today, she jokingly highlighted the four stages of an editor’s career:

1. Who is Joanna Coles?

2. Get me Joanna Coles!

3. Get me the new Joanna Coles.

4. Who the f*@# is Joanna Coles?

As for a magazine, she commented on its four stages as well:

1. What is a magazine?

2. Get me a magazine!

3. Get me a new digital magazine.

4. What the f*@# is a magazine?

Speaking of magazines, Coles mentioned whether it’s a brick and mortar magazine or online publication, the medium isn’t as important as the content itself.

She indicated, “I still believe content is king.” Coles added that people want to read good stories: “What they want is good media.”

For Coles, good stories actually stem back to her childhood. Her speech also recalled her youth as a nine year-old girl growing up in northern England. Well, the young Coles created her own publication and handed it out to neighbors.

If she could talk to her childhood self, Coles would tell that little girl to dream big. As in, really big. “Then get ready because your life is going to exceed those dreams.”

Joanna Coles Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘Cosmopolitan’

As Kate White steps down as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the magazine made famous by the late Helen Gurley Brown will have a new editor in charge.

Joanna Coles was named the new editor at the top of the masthead; she’ll be leaving her job running the ship as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, another Hearst title.

As per The New York Post, the change is happening pretty quickly. The November issue of Cosmo will close this week and then White will work on consulting projects for Hearst. On Monday Coles will begin her new job.

According to the newspaper, White’s departure is voluntary. The author of eight novels said, “I went to David Carey in January and told him I wanted to step down by the end of the year.”

“I wrote the book aware that I was going to be leaving,” she added. White’s latest book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, will be released on September 18.