Redbook editor in chief Stacy Morrison left the position earlier this month amidst widespread shuffling at Hearst, citing “family issues.” Now, sources close to the company say that Hearst president Cathie Black will be announcing Morrison’s replacement within a week.
According to the Post‘s Keith Kelly, the top two contenders for the role are Condé Nast’s Jill Herzig (Glamour‘s executive editor) and Redbook‘s No. 2 editor under Morrison, Alison Brower.
And it seems that the scales are tipping in Herzig’s favor, especially given Rebook‘s drop in circulation under Morrison and Brower’s watch. Writes Kelly:
Sources say that Herzig has been working harder than ever at Glamour following last year’s downsizing and could be looking to land her own gig. Insiders at Condé Nast report she’s been involved in a lot of closed-door phone conversations in recent weeks.
Reached yesterday, Herzig said, “I have nothing that I can tell you.”