Not every editor in chief gets to handpick their successor, but then, how often does an editor lure Oprah to their parent company to start a hugely profitable joint venture?

Good Housekeeping editor in chief Ellen Levine , who helped launch O and is still listed as editorial consultant on the O masthead, is ascending to the role of editorial director at Hearst Magazines, with Rosemary Ellis, the editorial director of Prevention magazine, being named as her replacement, Hearst is expected to announce.

As WWD reported last month, Levine will be Hearst’s first ever editorial director. She has been at Good Housekeeping since 1994, and has also helped develop several of the company’s launches in recent years, including Weekend, Quick & Simple and the shuttered Lifetime.

For complete coverage, see tomorrow’s WWD.