Ms Upcraft brings a depth and breadth of magazine publishing experience to COSMOPOLITAN Singapore having spent 15 years working across prestigious international women’s consumer magazines and newspaper supplements in both the UK and Middle East.
She recently helmed Viva magazine in Dubai, the biggest selling women’s consumer monthly glossy across the UAE. Prior to that, she was the Lifestyle Editor at Fabulous magazine, positioned within The Sun newspaper, and the Senior Commissioning Editor at YOU magazine, a popular weekly supplement for The Mail , both while based in London. She has also held positions and contributed to the UK editions of Glamour, Elle, Red, Grazia, Closer, Heat, and Top Santé magazines.
Bridget Hope, Publishing Director, SPH Magazines, said: “As the biggest selling magazine in the world, COSMOPOLITAN requires a strong Editor-in-Chief and we are thrilled to announce Jo in this role. Her impressive international experience and key managerial skills will go a long way in bringing COSMOPOLITAN Singapore to new heights.”
Jo Upcraft said: “The success and effectiveness of COSMOPOLITAN as the leading women’s magazine title in the world is recognised both in Singapore and internationally. I am looking forward to working on such an iconic brand and developing it further to meet the needs and wants of the Singapore woman.”
COSMOPOLITAN has 62 editions globally and is published in over 100 countries.
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About Cosmopolitan Singapore
COSMOPOLITAN Singapore is the partner of the woman who is fun, fearless and fabulous – and knows it. She works hard and plays even harder. Like the magazine, this reader is exciting and unstoppable in her quest to make the most of her life. Striking an intelligent balance between aspiration and being realistic, COSMOPOLITAN equips women, aged 25 to 34, with the tools to make things happen and be control of their own destinies.
About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com and HardwareZone.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications Luxury-Insider.com, Inluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.
Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.