At ICM Partners, Alexandra Machinist has joined the agency’s publications department led by Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg. Machinist was previously a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

Sasha Tropp joins The Experiment as editor. She was previously at Sterling.

Laura Duane will be joining Diversion Books as senior acquisitions editor on April 7. She is currently senior acquisitions editor, Penguin Random House Audio. Hannah Black will be joining the company as marketing coordinator on March 3. She was previously marketing and promotions coordinator for Dorchester Publishing.

At Kensington, Vida Engstrand has been promoted to associate director, marketing and communications. Alex Nicolajsen has been promoted to associate director of social media and digital sales. Sakina Williams has been promoted to marketing manager, advertising and promotion. Ellen Chan has joined as communications and marketing manager for Lyrical Press.