Chandra Czape Turner, executive editor of CosmoGIRL! magazine, will speak at the West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 4). The event will be in Room 205 of Martin Hall.
Reflecting on her trials and triumphs in the industry, she will talk to students and faculty about how to move up the editorial ladder of a major consumer magazine.
No one knows how to do that better than Turner. Before becoming executive editor of CosmoGIRL!, an 8-year-old publication with a readership of 8 million, she was an editor for several other national magazines, including LadiesHome Journal, Cosmopolitan, YM and Glamour.
A graduate of Indiana University, she started her career as an intern at American Baby and then as an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping.
Turner is also the founder and president of Ed2010.com, a national networking and mentoring organization for young, aspiring editors.
Ed2010 started in 1998 when Turner and a dozen friends began meeting periodically in New York City and exchanging e-mail about job openings and industry gossip. Ed2010 has since grown to more than 20 cities and two dozen college campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and has a daily e-newsletter with a distribution of more than 10,000.
Sundays lecture is sponsored by All Things Magazine: Ed on Campus, the WVU chapter of Ed2010s campus outreach program. The campus organization was founded in August by news-editorial students Karen Snyder and Elaine McMillion.