Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group has announced a new hire at the publishing group level and a series of promotions across a handful of its imprints.

Kristin Fassler is returning to Penguin Random House in the newly created role of senior v-p and director of integrated marketing strategy for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Fassler was most recently at Simon & Schuster, where she served as v-p and director of integrated marketing strategy for the past two years. Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Random House. Fassler will report to Maya Mavjee, president and publisher of the group.

"By combining marketing expertise and insights across the group, we will strengthen all of our imprint publishing programs," Mavjee said in a statement. "Kristin will develop cohesive and bespoke, large-scale, divisional and title-specific plans with the imprint teams, building the broadest possible audience for all of our authors and their work."

In addition, Chris Gillespie has been promoted to the the position of senior v-p and publishing director at Knopf, reporting to Reagan Arthur, executive v-p and publisher of Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken. Beth Lamb has been promoted to senior v-p and deputy publisher of Vintage Anchor, reporting to Suzanne Herz, executive v-p of Doubleday and publisher, of Vintage & Anchor Books. James Meader, executive director of publicity at Vintage Anchor, will report to Lamb. Angie Venezia has also been promoted to director of publicity for Vintage Anchor, and will continue to report to Meader.