Cosmo's Audience Is Exploding. Meet the Digital Director Who Knows What Resonates With Readers

Jessica Pels has only been in the post for six months

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Jessica Pels, digital director of Cosmopolitan, first moved to New York as a 14-year-old to study ballet at the American Ballet Theatre. Her parents had only one condition: Pels, coming from Atlanta, had to stay at a nunnery in Chelsea.

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This story first appeared in the July 9, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.