At Penguin Young Readers, Jocelyn Schmidt has been promoted to executive v-p, associate publisher; she was formerly senior v-p, associate publisher.
Random House Children's Books has two promotions and one new hire. Jennifer Moreno has been promoted to senior production manager, from production manager. Maggie Gibson has been promoted to production supervisor, from production associate. Lili Feinberg has joined as publicist; previously she was associate publicist at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Chelsea Eberly will join the Greenhouse Literary Agency on September 30 as literary agent. She will represent middle grade, YA and select women’s fiction, as well as authors and illustrators for picture books and graphic novels. Previously, she was senior editor at Random House Children’s Books.
Sarah Yung has joined Publishers Weekly as editorial assistant in the children's department. She was previously an intern at Bloomsbury Children's Books, Tor Teen, HarperCollins Children's Books, and PW.
Penguin Young Readers has several promotions and a new hire. At Viking Books for Young Readers, Tamar Brazis has been promoted to editorial director of the entire Viking list; she was previously editorial director/picture books. Dana Leydig has been promoted to senior editor, from editor. Aneeka Kalia has been promoted to assistant editor, from editorial assistant. At Kokila, Joanna Cárdenas has been promoted to senior editor, from editor. Lauren Festa has been named assistant director, digital marketing; previously she was senior marketing manager, brand and publishing, at Guinness World Records, North America.
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has two new hires. Leslie Mechanic has joined as associate art director for Little Simon and Simon Spotlight; she was most recently a designer at Penguin Random House. Kayla Wasil has joined as associate art director for Little Simon and Simon Spotlight; she was most recently assistant art director at Penguin Workshop.
Page Street Kids has a promotion and two new hires. Courtney Burke has been promoted to editor, from associate editor. Kayla Tostevin, has joined as editorial assistant; she was formerly marketing and publicity assistant at Page Street. Jordan Lurie has joined as editorial assistant.
At Simon & Schuster Children'a Publishing, Justin Chanda has been promoted to senior v-p and publisher for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Salaam Reads, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, and Denene Millner Books; he was formerly v-p and publisher.
Carmela Iaria has been promoted to v-p, executive director of school and library marketing/creative marketing director at Penguin Young Readers. She was previously v-p, executive director of school and library marketing.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has one promotion and two new hires. Karina Granda has been promoted to art director, from associate art director. Jenny Kimurahas been named junior designer; she was formerly design manager at Ooligan Press. Esther Cajahuaringa has been named assistant editor; previously she was an editorial assistant at Disney Hyperion.
Penguin Young Readers has five promotions. Jed Bennett has been promoted to executive director of marketing, preschool and brand, from senior director. Christina Colangelo has been promoted to executive director of marketing, middle grade and young adult, from senior director. Michael Hetrick has been promoted to assistant art director, from senior designer. Kara Brammer has been promoted to senior marketing manager, middle grade and young adult, from marketing manager. Adrienne Vrettos has been promoted to senior marketing manager, brand, from marketing manager.
Melinda Ackell has been named associate director of the copyediting team at Random House Children's Books; previously she was copy chief at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
Mabel Hsu has been promoted to editor at Katherine Tegen Books at HarperCollins Children's Books; she was formerly associate editor.
Scholastic has three new hires. Paul Moore has joined Scholastic as associate director, metadata; he was previously manager, publishing and planning (operations) at Disney Publishing. Michael Moccio has joined as coordinator, licensing and brands; he was previously assistant editor at Boom! Studios. Veronica Mang has joined as junior designer, licensing and brands; she is a former intern at Abrams, Toon Books, and the Society of Illustrators.
Abrams has one promotion and one new hire. Megan Evans has been promoted to marketing coordinator, from marketing and publicity assistant. Gabriella Paez has joined as marketing and publicity assistant.