Judy Cogan, former Lifestyle Editor for Friday magazine, has joined ShortList in the UAE as Deputy Editor. Judy has 10 years of writing experience, as well as a BA Hons in Journalism. As Deputy Editor, she will be supporting ShortList Editor-in-Chief, Eddie Taylor to produce the mass circulation weekly title ShortList in the UAE which is published by Arab Publishing Partners, part of ITP Publishing.
Judy Cogan has been appointed as Lifestyle Editor of Gulf News Magazines’ flagship title, Friday. Having been in the position of Acting Lifestyle Editor since April of this year, Judy takes over from Tabitha Barda and will be in charge of Friday’s fashion, beauty, health, travel, food and review pages.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the number one magazine in the UAE,” says Judy. “Food, health, fashion and travel are all incredibly popular pages within Friday and I hope to make them even more compelling. I’m more than ready for this new and unique challenge and I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with you all!”
Karen Pasquali Jones, Editor of Friday magazine adds, “Tabitha was a hard act to follow but I found the perfect replacement in Judy. She is a lifestyle expert with myriad ideas and an amazing energy – she is great at finding stories, networking and giving the readers exactly what they want.”
James Hewes, Publishing Director of Gulf News Magazines and Gulf News Publishing concludes “Judy is a fantastic addition to the team. Friday is going from strength to strength, and with Judy as part of the editorial team it will only get stronger.”
Judy Cogan has joined the Friday magazine team as Acting Lifestyle Editor. Judy previously worked freelance for publications including MailOnline, Grazia UK and Middle East, LOOK magazine, Closer, Fabulous and Woman’s Own; prior to this she was Features Editor for the newspaper supplement of The Sunday People, as well as Senior Writer for Sun Woman, the women’s section of The Sun newspaper and The Sun online in the UK. In her new position as Acting Lifestyle Editor, which extends to September 2014, Judy will edit and commission features across health, fashion, food, books, well-being, entertainment and travel, as well as in-house reviews and tried and tested features.
“To be given this opportunity to work as Acting Lifestyle Editor for Friday and in a vibrant, ever changing city like Dubai is extremely exciting,” says Judy. “I’m keen to embrace my new role and the city whole heartedly and fill Friday’s lifestyle pages with innovative, interesting, never read before features. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all!”