Mary Morgan, the vp, publisher and chief revenue officer of Hearst’s Redbook, is packing up after spending a decade at the women's service title. Today, Hearst Magazines announced that Morgan would be leaving Redbook and plans to retire to her home in Cape Cod.
Replacing Morgan is Jayne Jamison, who was vp, publisher and chief revenue officer of Seventeen. Jamison, who was Redbook’s publisher from 1997 until she moved to Seventeen in 2003, will now oversee both magazines under the new title of vp, publishing director of Seventeen and Redbook. She begins in her new role immediately and will report to Hearst Magazines president, marketing and publishing director Michael Clinton.
Seventeen has been strong on the advertising side, with ad pages rising 11 percent in the first half of 2013, according to Hearst. Redbook, which recently underwent a redesign, fell about 10 percent in ad pages in the first quarter, and according to Clinton, remained soft in the second quarter due to weakness in the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical categories.