At Simon & Schuster, Valerie Steiker joins Scribner as Executive Editor on April 17. She had been the longtime culture editor at Vogue.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Lauren Hoffman will join on March 27 as VP, Marketing and Publicity. She was most recently VP, Brand Marketing, at MK Creative/Media/Marketing. Nicole Russo returns as Senior Director of Publicity, having most recently worked as Director, Children’s Publicity and Marketing, at Abrams.
As part of a restructuring at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Laurie Brown, SVP, Associate Trade Group Publisher and Business Development, has left the company and may be reached at [email protected].
Melanie Chang is joining Abrams as VP, Children’s Marketing and Publicity. She was previously VP, Integrated Marketing at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Liz Fithian joins as Director, Franchise Marketing. She was previously Director of Marketing at Macmillan Children’s.
Rebecca Marsh joins Viking/Penguin Books as Publicity Manager, having been Senior Publicist at the Crown Publishing Group for Crown Archetype, Harmony, and Three Rivers Press. Parisa Ebrahimi joins Crown and Hogarth as Editor, moving over from Chatto & Windus in London.
John Donovan has joined VitalSource as Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. He was previously Director of Global Sales and Business Development for Epigeum, an online courseware provider.
Meredith Barnes has joined the general fiction publicity department at Harlequin as Publicity Manager; she previously led publicity, library presence, and digital marketing strategy and campaigns at Soho Press.
At agencies…Sarah Bowlin and Ariel Foxman have both joined Aevitas Creative Management as Affiliate Agent. Bowlin was previously Senior Editor at Holt and will work from her home in Los Angeles; Foxman was previously Editorial Director at InStyle and StyleWatch. Sam Morgan has joined Foundry Literary + Media as Literary Agent, having previously been Literary Agent at Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. Alanna Feldman has left Mary Anne Thompson Associates in order to start Alanna Feldman Scouting. She has been appointed US Scout for the Orion Publishing Group, her first client.
At Amazon’s Little A imprint, Laura Van der Veer has joined as Editor. She was previously Associate Editor at Spiegel & Grau.
Paul Muldoon is stepping down as Poetry Editor of the New Yorker after a decade, and Kevin Young will take his place. Young is currently Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
At Northwestern University Press, Jill Petty is joining as Acquisitions Editor. She was previously Senior Editor at Beacon Press.
Marie-Claire Antoine has joined Lynne Rienner Publishers as Senior Acquisitions Editor for political science and international relations. She was previously Senior Acquisitions Editor at Rowman & Littlefield.
Hannah Wood has left Harper and is relocating to San Francisco to work as a freelance editor.