Doris Cooper was named VP, editor in chief in 2021. Prior to joining Simon Element, she was editor in chief of Clarkson Potter, where she oversaw a lifestyle list that included bestselling authors such as Chrissy Teigen, Gina Homolka, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin (The Home Edit), Michiko Kakutani, Melissa Clark, James Beard Award winners Toni Tipton-Martin and Carla Lalli Music, and Martha Stewart, whom she edited. As a senior editor at William Morrow and later at Touchstone/Fireside, Doris worked with Nikki Giovanni, the New York City Ballet, Queen Latifah, and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. Her very first job was as an intern at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Throughout her career she has sought books that not only inform and entertain but also spark curiosity and engagement.