At Random House, Avideh Bashirrad has assumed the newly created position of v-p, associate publisher for the Random House/Dial Press fiction list, reporting to Susan Kamil. Also at Random House, Leigh Marchant is now director of marketing for Random House, Spiegel & Grau, Dial Press, and the Modern Library. She joined the company in 2010.
Amanda Ridout will leave her position as managing director at Phaidon Press to pursue personal projects. She has been with the company for two years.