At Scholastic, Cassandra Pelham Fulton has been promoted to editorial director of Graphix, from executive editor.
Kathy Ishizuka has been promoted to editor-in-chief of School Library Journal, and will take on the additional title of partnerships and innovation director at Library Journal and School Library Journal. She was formerly executive editor of SLJ.
Noa Wheeler has joined Bloomsbury Publishing as executive editor, responsible for the Sarah J. Maas publishing program, and will continue her freelance editorial work. Alexa Higbee will join Bloomsbury Children's Books as publicist on January 8. She was previously associate publicist at Holiday House.
Jalissa Corrie has been promoted to marketing and publicity manager at Lee & Low Books, from marketing associate.
Penguin Young Readers has a new hire and four promotions. Zareen Jaffery will join the Kokila imprint as executive editor on January 13, and will acquire and edit books across age groups. She was previously executive editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and co-founder of the Salaam Reads imprint. Draga Malesevic has been promoted to associate director, subsidiary rights for Penguin Young Readers and World of Eric Carle, from senior manager. Siaurui Goh has been promoted to senior manager, subsidiary rights, Penguin Young Readers, from manager. Peter Facente has been promoted to assistant director, business management, from business manager. Jasmin Rubero has been promoted to art director at Kokila; she was previously associate art director at Kokila and Dial.
Christina Quintero has joined Odd Dot as creative director; previously she was executive art director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Nancy Brennan is joining Candlewick as executive art director later this month; she has worked at Viking Children's Books for the past 18 years, most recently as art director.
Random House Children's Books has one promotion and one new hire. Emily Duval has been promoted to manager, library marketing, from assistant manager. Natalie Capogrossi has joined as assistant manager, school marketing; she was formerly a teacher and intern at Writers House.
Abrams has two new hires in the children's department. Megan Carlson has joined as associate managing editor; she was previously assistant editor in the higher education division at Oxford University Press. Megan Kelchner has joined as junior designer; most recently she worked at Carrot New York, designing and illustrating educational materials.
Lisa Donovan, v-p and executive managing editor at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, will retire on March 20, after 20 years with the company.
Jennifer Baker has joined Random House Children's Books as managing editor; previously she was production editor at Teachers College Press.
HarperCollins Children's Books has one new hire and one promotion. Audrey Steuerwald will join the company on January 13 as art director for the ad/promo design group; most recently she was at assistant art director for marketing at Random House Children's Books. Xander Hollenbeck has been promoted to senior designer, from designer.
At Penguin Young Readers, Vanessa DeJesús has been promoted to senior publicist, from publicist.
At Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Savannah Kennelly has been promoted to digital marketing associate, from digital marketing assistant.
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has two promotions. Jessi Smith has been promoted to associate editor for Simon Pulse and Aladdin, from assistant editor. Anna Parsons has been promoted to assistant editor for Aladdin, from editorial assistant.
Dinah Stevenson, editor-at-large at Clarion Books, has retired after 30 years with the company, effective January 10. She can be contacted here.
Random House Children's Books has one new hire and several promotions. Jennifer Baker has joined as managing editor; previously she was production editor at Teachers College Press. Alison Kolani has been promoted to executive director, copyediting, from director, copyediting. Tracy Tyler has been promoted to senior executive art director, from executive art director. Roberta Ludlow has been promoted to executive art director, from senior art director. April Ward has been promoted to senior art director, from art director. Nicole de las Heras has been promoted to senior art director, from art director. Jinna Shin has been promoted to assistant art director, from design manager. Bob Bianchini has been promoted to senior designer, from designer.
Scholastic has several new promotions and new hires. Shannon Pender has been promoted to marketing associate, young adult, from marketing coordinator. Caroline Noll has been promoted to sales coordinator, national accounts, from sales assistant. Mary Kate Garmire has joined as production editor; she was previously a development editor at Oxford University Press. Jake Snyder has joined as production editor; he previously worked at SaveAround. Sydney Niegos has joined as field sales assistant; she was previously an intern in Scholastic’s publicity department. Melanie Wann has joined as sales assistant; she was previously a bookseller at Barnes & Noble. Carlee Maurier has joined as sales assistant, educational sales; she was previously a bookseller at Barnes & Noble.
Little Bee Books has two new hires. Terence Campo has joined as production manager; previously he was production manager at Sterling. Elizabeth Peskin has joined as production manager; she was previously production coordinator at Random House Children’s Books.
Rakeem Nelson has joined Pippin Properties as agency assistant. Previously he was an intern at Celadon Books.
Beth Clark has been named v-p and senior creative director, FSG Books for Young Readers, Roaring Brook Press, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Feiwel and Friends, Swoon Reads, and Square Fish. Previously, she was creative director at Roaring Brook Press and FSG Books for Young Readers.