NEWS: Burley joins Cosmo as ad director and Cotterill goes to Zest

The National Magazine Company has ended its search for an advertising director for its flagship title, Cosmopolitan.

The National Magazine Company has ended its search for an advertising

director for its flagship title, Cosmopolitan.



Jessica Burley, formerly the ad director of Company, replaces Vivien

Cotterill who takes over as the full-time publisher of Zest, Cosmo’s

health spin-off. Cotterill had previously split her time between the two

roles.



Simon Kippin, the publishing director of Cosmo, said: ‘To fill the top

job, I needed an exceptional candidate. I saw several candidates both

internally and externally but in the end the decision was an easy one.’



Burley began her career in advertising sales with Bristol United Press

in 1987, before moving to Mirror Group Newspapers in 1990.



After a spell at IPC Magazines as deputy advertising director of NME and

Melody Maker, she joined Express Newspapers as group head in 1992. She

joined Company as its ad director in March this year. NatMags is

currently looking for her replacement.



The appointment of Burley is the latest change at Cosmo since Mandi

Norwood joined as its editor in July. Last month, the former assistant

editor of the Daily Mail’s Femail section, Louise Atkinson, joined as

assistant editor for news, while Sarah Kennedy, former assistant editor

of Company, also joined as assistant editor.



Under Cotterill’s direction, Zest will increase its publication

frequency from quarterly to monthly from next April.



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