In other news, kudos one more time to Ann Shoket
, who starts her
new job as EIC at 17 Magazine today.Hung out with her
and some of her
CosmoGirl buddies at Thor on Friday night, discussing everything from the latest in hair care, which boy band currently sports the best abs, and of course, whether the International Monetary Fund
is prepared for the massive growth in the Yen coming from the aging of Asia's population.
...Ann Shoket Named Editor of 17 - AND I CALLED IT ON NOVEMBER 8!!
On November 8, I posted how I believed that Ann Shoket
was going to wind up as the next editor of 17.
Sometimes, I'm so good, I scare myself.
From: Hearstlink Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 11:45:55 -0500To: Hearstlink Conversation: ANN SHOKET NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SEVENTEEN Subject: ANN SHOKET NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SEVENTEEN Dear Colleague:I am delighted to announce that Ann Shoket, currently the executive editor of CosmoGIRL!, has just been named editor-in- chief of Seventeen.Ann will assume her new responsibilities immediately.After spending seven years at CosmoGIRL!, no one knows the teen market better than Ann.Her enthusiasm for this audience and her commitment to helping young girls as they move through their teenage years is a great asset that she brings to Seventeen.Please join me in congratulating Ann and wishing her much success at Seventeen.
...ANN SHOKET NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SEVENTEEN NEW YORK, January 3, 2007 - Hearst Magazines President Cathleen P. Black today announced that Ann Shoket, executive editor of CosmoGIRL!, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Seventeen, America's largest teen magazine reaching more than 13 million readers per month.
...Shoket begins her new role immediately and will report to Black.
..."Ann has extensive experience and a proven track record in both teen magazines and in the digital world, an important area of growth for Seventeen," says Black.
...Shoket, 34, has been executive editor of CosmoGIRL! since October 2003.She has been with CosmoGIRL! since its launch in 1999 in positions of increasing responsibility, developing some of the most popular sections in the magazine on celebrities, health and fitness, and leadership.As the editor in charge of CosmoGIRL!'s leadership campaign, Project 2024, she secured high-profile interviews with leaders such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, ABC News' Barbara Walters, and designer Vera Wang.In addition, Shoket spearheaded a summer internship program for readers with some of New York's most prestigious organizations in government, sports, politics and business.Shoket is also experienced in translating a print magazine for the online space.In 2000, she was tapped as Web editorial director of Cosmogirl.com.Under her supervision, the site's page views doubled.With Seventeen.com and Teenmag.com, Cosmogirl.com is part of Hearst's teen internet group, which attracts more than 1.5 million unique visitors a month and has grown 60% in revenues over the last two years."I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this iconic category leader that has helped generations of girls grow up to be confident young women," said Shoket."By combining the power of the magazine with the interactivity of the Web site and mobile, the Seventeen brand is the ultimate platform to reach millions of girls in high school and college to help them look good, feel good, and have fun at such a crucial and exciting time in their young lives."Prior to working at CosmoGIRL!, Shoket was senior editor with Parade's teen news magazine, React.She began her career at Steven Brill's The American Lawyer.Shoket has B.A., cum laude, from New York University and a certificate in Media Management from The New School.She lives in New York City.
...BREAKING - Ann Shoket - Next Editor of 17?I'm going out on a limb here ...I think it's gonna be Ann Shoket.
...WWD reports that CosmoGIRL!'s executive editor, Ann Shoket, who was on the CG! launch team with Atoosa, is on the short list--and in fact has been meeting with Hearst higher ups.
...In the photo below, Ann is the nine-foot-tall one, plotting how to eat the little children's heads.