At Doubleday, Melissa Danaczko has been promoted to senior editor, reporting to Bill Thomas. She has been at Doubleday since 2006.
Penguin Random House announced senior management for their unified publishing operations group. Sue Malone-Barber is svp, director, publishing operations; Kirk Bleemer is vp, director, production strategy, operations, and vendor management; Patty King is vp, director, production for the Berkley Publishing Group and vp, director, strategic production spend management for Penguin Random House; Sue Driskill is vp, director, inventory management, Penguin Random House; and Chelsea Vaughn is vp, director, publishing operations business process and support.
In other PRH news, the company has reported to the NY State Department of Labor that the closing of Penguin’s Kirkwood, NY warehouse next year — starting in January — will result in the elimination of 286 jobs. When the company announced the closing plan in February, they declined to provide a number of jobs that would lost, saying “we don’t yet have a precise number of the jobs attrition because there will be relocation opportunities for some of the positions, and we are hoping our people take us up on this offer.” The facility is expected to close by September 30, 2015.
Sarah Murphy will join Harper Wave on January 5as editor. She was previously an associate editor at Little, Brown.
President of consumer direct for Wolverine Worldwide Jodi Watson is joining F+W’s board of directors.
At Dreamscape Media, Tammy Faxel has been promoted to publisher. In addition, Brad Rose has been named vp, content at hoopla digital, responsible for publishing partnerships, while continuing as vp, content of Dreamscape Media.
Steve Bevis has been named the new director of information technology at Bookmasters. Previously he was the owner and chief consultant for Almond Group Technologies, and before then worked in supervisory, project management, consulting, and computer programming capacities for companies including Vitamix, Barnes Distribution, Lorain County Printing and Publishing Company, Digital Bezalel, and National City.