NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran magazine editor Jill Herzig has been named editor-in-chief of REDBOOK magazine, it was announced today by Cathie Black, president, Hearst Magazines. Herzig assumes her new role on May 3 and will report to Black. She succeeds Stacy Morrison, who left the company due to family illnesses.
Herzig was the executive editor of Glamour since 2003, during which time the magazine won two National Magazine Awards, having been nominated five times. In addition to managing the editorial content and staff of the magazine, Herzig worked on brand extensions, including the development of books and special issues. She also played a leading role in the planning of the magazine's signature events.
"With more than eight million readers, REDBOOK reaches the women of Generation X like no other brand, with advice and insight as they enter the more 'grown-up' phase of their lives, balancing relationships, children and careers," Black said. "Jill's experience in women's magazines dovetails perfectly with REDBOOK's content, and I am confident she will bring exciting new ideas and interesting voices to the mix."
Herzig was features director of Glamour from 2001 to 2003 and served as special projects director of Self from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, she was executive editor of New Woman, senior articles editor of Glamour from 1993 to 1998, and before that, a senior editor at M. Herzig began her career at Cosmopolitan, as associate book and fiction editor.
"The REDBOOK reader may be the busiest woman on the planet — she's pouring energy into her marriage and kids, her home and career, her health and her looks," Herzig said. "REDBOOK inspires and informs her, and I plan to pack the magazine with even more great service to help her get it all done with less stress and more joy."
Black added: "REDBOOK is a storied brand, and Stacy Morrison was an excellent steward. Now, Jill will take the magazine into its next phase of success."
REDBOOK magazine (www.redbookmag.com) is the total-life guide for a generation of women who are redefining the role of the modern wife and mom. Readers can also interact with the digital brand on REDBOOK mobile (m.redbook.com). REDBOOK reaches more than eight million readers each month (MRI, Fall 2009) and is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines publishes nearly 200 editions around the world, including 14 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited.
Through its digital media unit, Hearst Magazines operates 24 Web sites and nine mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as non-magazine brand sites such as Delish.com, a food site in partnership with MSN; TheDailyGreen.com, MisQuinceMag.com and MyPromStyle.com. Hearst Digital has also acquired Q&A platform Answerology.com; teen sites eCRUSH.com and eSPIN.com; social shopping site Kaboodle.com, and consumer health site RealAge.com.
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