Alexis Gargagliano will be joining Atavist Books as executive editor, acquiring literary fiction and nonfiction for print and e-book, as well as innovative digital projects. She was previously at Scribner.

Justin Hargett has joined the Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints at Penguin Random House as a senior publicist. He was previously at Basic Books.

At HMH, Dr. Nicole Melander has been named senior v-p of digital strategy, reporting directly to president and CEO Linda Zecher.

At Macmillan Audio, Robert Allen, editorial director, has added v-p to his title. Brant Janeway, marketing director, has added v-p to his title. Esther Bochner has been promoted to publicity manager. Kristen Golden has been promoted to marketing and design coordinator.