At Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Anna Jarzab has been named associate publisher of the licensed, novelty, and branded publishing group, beginning January 3. Most recently she was director of digital and social marketing for the division.
Random House Children's Books has one new hire and two promotions. Jennifer Chung-Castillo has joined as managing editor, operations; previously she was manager, metadata at DK. Regina Flath has been promoted to associate art director, from assistant art director. Casey Moseshas been promoted to senior designer, from designer.
Candlewick Press has two new hires. Jamie Ghaffar has joined as v-p, group human resources strategy at Walker Books Group/Candlewick Press; previously she was v-p, human resources manager at W.W. Norton. Juan Botero has joined as editorial assistant.
Camille Kellogg has been promoted to editor at Bloomsbury Children's, from associate editor.
Workman has one promotion and one new hire. Diana Griffin has been promoted to associate director of publicity and marketing, from publicity and marketing manager. Catherine Weening has joined as production editor, focusing primarily on children's books; previously she was production editor at Scholastic.
Jamie Evans has joined Peachtree as production editor; most recently she worked as a freelance editor.
Lex Higbee has promoted to senior publicist at Bloomsbury Children's, from publicist.
Eric Wight has joined Disney Publishing Worldwide as executive editor; previously he was director of original content at Epic!
Julia Sooy has joined Odd Dot as editor; most recently she was children's book editor at Phaidon.
HarperCollins Children's Books has seven promotions. Mariner Brito has been promoted to senior designer, from designer. Shannon Cox has been promoted to marketing associate, from marketing coordinator. Emma Meyer has been promoted to marketing associate, from marketing coordinator. Stephanie Macy has been promoted to marketing associate, from marketing coordinator. Mitch Thorpe has been promoted to publicity manager, from senior publicist. Anna Bernard has been promoted to publicity manager, from senior publicist. Lauren Levite has been promoted to senior publicist, from publicist.
Random House Children's Books has two new hires and a promotion. Cynthia Lliguichuzhca has joined as associate publicist; previously she was publicity assistant at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Melissa Fariello has joined as associate production manager; she was previously a freelancer. Jonathan Morris has been promoted to production supervisor, from production coordinator.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has two new hires. Shivani Annirood has joined as publicist; most recently she was a publicist at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Ann Dwyer has joined as designer; previously she was a designer at Yen Press.
Alexandra Aceves has joined Holiday House as associate editor; previously she was assistant editor at Junior Library Guild.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group has two promotions and two new hires. Kristen Luby has been promoted to senior marketing manager for school and library marketing, from marketing manager. Morgan Kane has been promoted to associate publicity director, from assistant publicity director. Nicole Schaeffer has joined as senior marketing manager; previously, she was assistant marketing manager at Abrams. Megan McDonald has joined as marketing assistant.
Marisa Domenech has joined HarperCollins Children's Books as art director for children's marketing; previously she was creative director at Domenech.
Savannah Breckenridge has joined Abrams Children's Books as marketing associate; previously she was marketing coordinator at Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Tara Gonzalez has been promoted to agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from associate agent.
Levine Querido has two new hires. Madelyn McZeal has joined as editorial assistant, and Irene Vázquez has joined as editorial and marketing assistant. Both were former LQ interns.