|'Redbook' ad pages have suffered steep declines.
"We are thrilled Stacy is coming back to Hearst," a company spokeswoman said. Ms. Morrison left Marie Claire in April and was most recently freelancing at Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing's Family Circle. She formerly edited Fairchild Publications' Bride's as well as the ill-fated shelter start-up One.
Steep ad declines
Ms. Kunes will remain with Hearst to work with its magazine development unit. Redbook has struggled this year, with ad pages falling 17% through June. For the last half of last year, newsstand sales sank 20.3%, making it one of the worst performers in the women's-service niche. Redbook's circulation is 2.4 million.
In 2000, Ms. Kunes had been the founding editor of O, the Oprah Magazine, of which Hearst owns 50%, but resigned after only two issues. She took her current position at Redbook in 2001.