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

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.