Workman has three new hires. Karen Edwards has joined as senior editor of curriculum-based trade publishing, and will handle new and bestselling educational series including Brain Quest, The Big Fat Notebooks, and Star Wars Workbooks, and more. Most recently she worked at William H. Sadlier as managing editor. Chris Duffy has joined as senior editor of graphic novels and sequential arts; most recently, he was managing editor of SpongeBob Comics. And Gracie Elliot has joined as editorial assistant.
Jen Klonsky has been named president and publisher of Putnam Books for Young Readers and Razorbill, a newly created position; she was previously v-p and publisher of Penguin Books for Young Readers. Casey McIntyre has been promoted to v-p and publisher of Razorbill; she was previously associate publisher. Razorbill president and publisher Ben Schrank is leaving Penguin to join the adult division of Henry Holt as senior v-p and publisher.
Kids Can Press has several job moves. President Lisa Lyons Johnston has also been named publisher. Lara Caplan has joined the company as associate publisher, operations and business development; most recently she was senior/executive publisher at Nelson Education. Naseem Hrab has been promoted to the new position of associate publisher, creative, from marketing director. Alison Van Ginkel has been promoted to international sales manager and brand manager, KCP Loft, from sales and rights associate. Katie Scott has been promoted to editor, from associate editor. Kathleen Keenan has joined as editor; previously she was an editor at Inhabit Media and Nelson Education.
HarperCollins Children’s Books has several promotions. Karen Chaplin was promoted to executive editor, from senior editor. Tamar Mays has been promoted to executive editor, from senior editor. Kim Silverton has been promoted to assistant manager, sales forecasting and analysis, from senior forecasting and marketing analyst. Mabel Hsu has been promoted to associate editor at Katherine Tegen Books, from assistant editor. Elizabeth Lynch has been promoted to associate editor, from assistant editor. Tiara Kittrell was promoted to assistant editor at Balzer + Bray, from editorial assistant. Bria Ragin was promoted to assistant editor, from editorial assistant.
Jennifer Edwards has been promoted to v-p, children’s sales at Macmillan; most recently she was national account manager, selling Amazon and Scholastic.
Rebecca Kuss has joined Glasstown Entertainment as associate editor and director of acquisitions and recruitment. She was formerly co-director of children’s scouting at Maria B. Campbell Associates,
Cierra Bland has joined Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as school and library marketing assistant.
Sophie Partridge is joining Phoenix International Publications as publisher. She was formerly publisher of Parragon U.S.
Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing has two new hires and several promotions. Devin MacDonald has joined as marketing manager; most recently she was brand manager at Scholastic. Francie Crawford has joined as marketing and publicity assistant. Emily Hutton has been promoted to associate director of sales, from children’s sales manager. Audrey Gibbons has been promoted to publicity manager, from senior publicist. Jill Hacking has been promoted to marketing operations and events associate, from marketing coordinator. Amy Hendricks has been promoted to marketing associate, from marketing coordinator. Samantha Benson has been promoted to associate publicist, from publicity assistant.
Random House Children’s Books has two new hires. Patrick Crotty has joined as designer for Random House Graphic; he was formerly publisher and co-founder of Peow. Bria Alston has joined as publishing assistant at Random House Books for Young Readers; previously she was publicity assistant at Assouline Books.
HarperCollins Children’s Books has four promotions. Jean McGinley has been promoted to v-p, associate publisher; she was previously v-p, subsidiary rights. Nancy Inteli has been promoted to v-p, editorial director; she was previously editorial director. Erica Sussman has been promoted to v-p, publishing director; she was previously editorial director. Nellie Kurtzman has been promoted to v-p, marketing and publicity; she was formerly v-p, marketing.
Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing has five promotions. Jennifer Ung has been promoted to senior editor at Simon Pulse, from editor. Sarah Jane Abbott has been promoted to associate editor for Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books, from assistant editor. Amy Beaudoin has been promoted to associate marketing manager, education and library, from marketing associate. Jessi Smith has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Pulse, from editorial assistant. Sally Hosokawa has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Spotlight, from editorial assistant.
Eliza Swift has joined Sourcebooks as senior editor for Fire and Jabberwocky; previously she was an editor at Albert Whitman and Company.
Katie Quinn has joined Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as marketing manager; previously, she was a publicist at Penguin Young Readers.
Holiday House has two new hires. Jessica Dartnell has joined as sales coordinator; she was previously client relations assistant at Ingram Content Group. Asharee Peters has joined as office manager/receptionist; she previously interned at Tor.
Tessa Meischeid has joined Penguin Young Readers as senior publicist; previously she was associate publicist at Abrams.
Claudia Gabel has been promoted to editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books; she was most recently senior executive editor.