Cosmopolitan announced today that they will start covering hard news, politics, and women’s rights issues on their website. Jill Filipovic has been hired as a senior writer to cover the hard news beat. She is currently a weekly columnist for The Guardian and edits the website Feministe. She has also written for Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera America, the Nation, New York magazine, and Salon, among other outlets. Filipovic will be based out of Cosmo’s offices in New York and will report to work May 1st.