Medina Steps Up at Random House

Kate Medina, executive v-p and executive editor of the Random House imprints, has been promoted to executive editorial director.

Harper Hires and Promotes

Ellen Stamper, previously publisher of Paint Chip Productions, has joined the HarperFestival group as editorial director. She has also worked for Scholastic, Putnam and Nickelodeon Books.... David Roth-Ey, formerly editorial director of Harper Perennial and Harper trade paperbacks, has been named a v-p.

New Agent at ZSH Agency

Jennifer Gates, who joined Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as a literary agent in 1997, has been promoted to partner.

H-M Promotes Publicist

Whitney Peeling, formerly a publicist, has been promoted to assistant director of publicity.

Time Warner

Maja Thomas, currently v-p, publisher of Time Warner Audio Books, will also act as an editor-at-large in the Time Warner Book Group, with a focus on acquiring books with a West Coast focus.

Huisman Moves to Sheedy Agency

Violaine Huisman, formerly sub rights director at Seven Stories Press, has been named foreign rights director at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Huisman also started the VO Literary Agency and represents French publishers as well as American writers.

Digital Hire at Rodale

Michael Silberman, previously deputy editor at, has been named v-p, editorial director of Rodale Interactive.