Mark Warren will join Random House as vice president and executive editor starting October 16. He was previously an editor at Esquire for two decades, and co-authored former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s memoir, The Good Fight. Editor-in-chief Andy Ward says: “Mark has the skills and intuition of a great editor, as well as the firsthand experience of an author–perspective and empathy that have earned the respect of the authors with whom he has worked.”
Brian Geffen has joined Holt Children’s as editor. Most recently he was associate editor at Philomel.
Cordelia Calvert has been promoted to senior publicist for Liveright.
Scholastic Trade has announced a number of promotions and new hires. Lisa Sandell has been promoted to editorial director, Scholastic Press; Michael Petranek is executive editor and Lego publishing manager; April Chorba moves up to senior director of product development for Klutz; Armin Bautista is now designer for Klutz; and Natalia Remis has been promoted to associate editor, Scholastic Press/Orchard/The Blue Sky Press.
Additionally, Dan Moser has returned to Scholastic as director of special markets and new business. He was previously at Disney as international brand licensing manager. Heather Daugherty, previously senior designer at Harper Collins, has joined as creative director of licensing and brands. Gina Kim becomes product development manager for Klutz. She previously worked with Crocodile Creek and Alex Toys. Julia Eisler, previously with Grand Communications, has joined as associate manager of marketing and social media. Alexis Kuzma has joined as mass market sales associate. She was previously special markets assistant for Abrams. Orlando Dos Reis, previously assistant editor for Abrams, has joined as editor for Scholastic Press.
Philippa Donovan will scout for Circle of Confusion Television Studios, a new joint venture between ITV Studios America and Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead), “looking to source, develop and produce premium scripted programming.”