Penguin Young Readers Group has two promotions. Gillian Levinson has been promoted to associate editor at Razorbill; she was previously assistant editor. Authors she has worked with include Beth Revis and Aprilynne Pike. Rebecca Kilman has been promoted to assistant editor at Razorbill; she was previously editorial assistant. She edited Robert Paul Weston's forthcoming The Creature Department and the Ultra Violets series by Sophie Bell.
At Simon & Schuster, Michael Strother has been promoted to assistant editor of Simon Pulse; he was previously editorial assistant.
Nikki Garcia has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as an editorial assistant.
Random House Children's Books has one promotion and one new hire. Melissa Zar has been promoted to marketing coordinator; she was formerly marketing assistant. Alissa Nigro has joined the company as marketing assistant.
Agent Emily van Beek has been named senior v-p at Folio Jr., the children's division of Folio Literary Management. Her clients include Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead, Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, Susane Colasanti, and R.W. and Zoë B. Alley, among others.
Random House Children's Books has one new hire and one promotion. Alison Impey will join Knopf Delacorte Dell Books for Young Readers as art director, reporting to Isabel Warren-Lynch, effective June 2. She was previously an associate art director at Little, Brown; covers she has worked on include Etiquette & Espionage, I Hunt Killers, Ash and Huntress, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, and ghostgirl. Stephanie Moss has been promoted to associate art director, also reporting to Isabel Warren-Lynch. She was previously senior designer, and will lead the newly formed Technical and Interiors team.
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has three promotions. Matt Adamec has been promoted to senior designer, from designer. Christina Pulles has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Spotlight; she was previously editorial assistant. And Emma Ledbetter has been promoted to assistant editor at Atheneum Books for Young Readers; she was previously editorial assistant.
Ammi-Joan Paquette has been promoted to senior agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency; she was formerly agent, and has been with the company for four years. Among the authors and author-illustrators she represents are Jennifer Nielsen, Trent Reedy, Mark Crilley, and J. Anderson Coats.