Children's book editor of the New York Times Book Review Julie Just will join Janklow & Nesbit as an agent in November.
Phaidon Press, which recently hired Amanda Ridout as managing director, has now appointed David Davies as chief executive officer, starting November 29 and based in London. He is currently managing director at Bauer Media, running a portfolio of magazines.
Also in the UK, at Atlantic Books, Margaret Stead has been promoted to publishing director, reporting to Toby Mundy.
Mary Choteborsky has been promoted to editor, publishing manager, for Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum and Harmony Books; and Heather Lazare has been promoted to editor, publishing manager, Crown Trade Paperbacks.
Sourcebooks has hired Deirdre Quinn Burgess as an associate editor focusing on gift books and calendars and Jeffrey Benson as a project editor, overseeing project-management and manuscript development aspects of their college guide, study aids, and reference titles. He was most recently an editor at Wiley working on college textbooks.
Karen Thompson has been promoted to editor at the Simon & Schuster adult trade imprint, both acquiring her own list as well as looking to "maximize and revitalize parts of the backlist.