David Pomerico has been promoted to editorial director for Harper’s Voyager imprint.
Alexis Gargagliano has left her position as executive editor at Regan Arts to work independently — “ghostwriting, book doctoring, developing editorial strategy for websites, and helping organizations tell their stories through compelling narratives.”
At Clarkson Potter, Jennifer Sit will join as senior editor, effective May 8. Previously, she was the cookbook editor at Blue Apron. Sara Neville has joined as associate editor; she was the book and stationery buyer at Urban Outfitters. Jenni Zellner has moved from Crown Archetype to Clarkson Potter as associate editor.
Sonia Sanchez has joined Open Road as email marketing manager. She was email marketing strategist for Hillary For America. Jeff Freiert has joined as copywriter. Previously, he worked in the Penguin copy department.
Harper Christian will expand its efforts in Spanish Bible publishing, with David Coyotl promoted to associate publisher to lead the effort.
At Trident Media Group, Don Fehr has been promoted to senior vice president.
Taylor Noel has been promoted to publicist at Scribner.
In the UK, Joel Rickett will move to Ebury this summer as deputy publisher, leading the Virgin and WH Allen imprints and taking on management responsibility for Vermilion.
WH Smith’s business director for books Lucy Menendez is leaving after 18 months in that job to join Fortnum & Mason. She will be replaced by Frankie Adams, who was most recently trading director at hardware, homeware and garden products company Wilko.
Mary Anne Thompson Associates has been appointed US book scout for Bookie Publishing House in Korea.
The James Beard Foundation presented their annual cookbook awards in 13 categories on Monday night, with Ronni Lundy‘s Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes named book of the year. Judith Jones was inducted into their cookbook hall of fame.