Deborah Futter has been appointed v-p, executive editor at Doubleday, effective today, March 15. Futter had been executive editor of the Random House trade group for the last three years. Prior to joining RH, she spent four years at Doubleday and 10 at Bantam. Futter will report to Doubleday v-p and editor-in-chief William Thomas.

In her new position, Futter will acquire fiction and nonfiction titles. Thomas noted that the "core of her mandate will be to bring in the kind of wonderful storytellers she has published throughout her career." Among the authors Futter has worked with are Jimmy Buffett, Susan Cheever, Jane Hamilton, Peggy Orenstein, Peter Straub and Deborah Tannen.