Lindsay Sagnette will join Putnam at VP and editor-in-chief, effective July 15. She will report to Ivan Held, president and publisher of Putnam, Dutton, and Berkley. Her appointment fills out Putnam's executive ranks following the departure of Putnam SVP and publisher Sally Kim for Little, Brown earlier this year.

Sagnette joins Putnam from Atria, where most recently served as VP and editorial director. At Atria, she helped the imprint achieve unprecedented commercial success and edited such authors as Jamie Ford, Lisa Jewell, Jennifer Weiner, and Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl. Sagnette had also been named to oversee the relaunch of S&S' Washington Square Press.

Prior to her time at Atria, Sagnette served as editorial director for fiction at Crown, Hogarth, and SJP for Hogarth imprints, where she edited and acquired such titles as Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan, and A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. She has also held roles at Grove/Atlantic and Riverhead.

Newly reporting to Sagnette at Putnam are executive editors Tara Singh Carlson, Michelle Howry, and Daphne Ming Durham, and senior editor Kate Dresser.

“It is a huge honor to join the Putnam team and to work with its formidable list and phenomenal group of editors," said Sagnette in a statement. "Together we will determine the imprint’s future, where and how we want to grow, with the goal of bringing the best books, and the best authors, to a very wide range of readers.”