Rachel Bressler has been hired as editorial director at Penguin Random House's paperback imprint, Plume. Bressler, who will start at Plume on July 14, is replacing Phil Budnick, who was recently named director of field and wholesaler sales at Penguin's adult hardcover division.

Most recently, Bressler was director of corporate communications and publisher relations at the Park Literary Group. Before Park Literary, she was associate publisher at HarperCollins's Ecco imprint.

Speaking to Bressler's hire, Clare Ferraro, president of Plume, said: "We are happy to have Rachel join Plume as our new editorial director. Her extensive experience in sales and marketing as well as editorial will help us to carry out our mission to continue publishing strong paperbacks in a supportive environment for authors."