Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, "The Bold Type" follows a group of spirited, modern young women who work at "Scarlet," a global women's magazine headed by the high-powered editor-in-chief, Jacqueline (Melora Hardin). Jane (Katie Stevens) has recently been promoted to her dream job as a writer, Kat (Aisha Dee) is the newly appointed social media director, and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) is still toiling away as an assistant. These empowered young friends help each other navigate life's challenges as they strive to achieve their professional goals while searching for love.
Jane isn't comfortable in her post-surgery body, but a visit from her dad may change her outlook. Sutton and Richard make plans for the future. Kat tries to move forward at work with a podcast, but her first episode comes with a price.