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Bauer Media appoints ex-Famous editor Keshnee Kemp to edit Cosmopolitan

Keshnee Kemp has been named the new editor of Bauer Media’s Cosmopolitan, replacing Claire Askew who announced her departure from the magazine to spend time with her family last month.

Keshnee Kemp is set to start the role on April 10

Kemp is the former editor-in-chief of Famous magazine, editing the Pacific Magazines-owned publication for nearly two years,leaving when the print edition was axed in April last year.

In the interim, she launched a digital and video consultancy K Initiative where she was freelancing to both Bauer Media and Pacific Magazines on audience strategies.

Kemp has worked at Bauer Media in its days as ACP magazines, as a senior writer for NW Magazine between 2009 and 2010, later moving to Channel Nine which was part of the same stable.

Nick Chan, CEO of Bauer Media, said in a statement: “Keshnee’s passion for breaking news, pop culture, fashion, politics and the issues that matter to women, combined with her knowledge of engaging audiences across media channels, make her ideally suited to lead Cosmopolitan.”

Fiona Legdin, general manager of fashion, beauty and health at Bauer Media, said in a statement: “Keshnee has an innate understanding of millennial women and how to create content that connects with them on the channels they choose to engage. She is creative and commercially focused and I am looking forward to seeing her lead cosmopolitan into its next phase.”

Kemp said: “It’s a privilege to be at the helm of Cosmo, a brand notorious for sparking conversation, pushing boundaries and speaking to the bold, modern woman. I look forward to redefining what matters to her today and leading this talented team into the next chapter.”

Kemp will start in the role next Monday April 10.

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