Faber appoints John Murray's Kim amid raft of promotions

Faber appoints John Murray's Kim amid raft of promotions

Faber has appointed Jess Kim, formerly of John Murray Press, as its deputy marketing director and announced several promotions in its communications team.

Kim, who was marketing director at John Murray, has also worked at Thames & Hudson and Penguin. She will report to marketing director Katie Hall at Faber.

She said: “I’ve had an amazing time and learnt so much at John Murray Press, working with some wonderful authors and such a brilliant team. Faber has long been a real source of both professional and personal admiration and enjoyment for me – a publisher that continually feels vital and leading the way. It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the company and I can’t wait to get started and to meet the team.”

Elsewhere, Hannah Marshall has been promoted to senior marketing manager while Phoebe Williams becomes marketing executive. 

In publicity, Josh Smith, formerly senior press officer, has been promoted to publicity manager. There are also promotions for Connor Hutchinson and Marie-Louise Patton to publicity executives.

Hall said: “It’s fantastic to be in a position to grow the marketing team here at Faber and we're thrilled to be bringing Jess on board. We had hugely admired the brilliant work she has been doing leading the marketing at John Murray Press, and are excited to bring her ambitious campaigning and strategic insight to the team here. With marketing playing an ever-important role in getting books into the hands of readers, this growth in the team will ensure we’re doing this as creatively and effectively as possible.”

Rachel Alexander, communications director, added: “We are delighted about Jess’ appointment and the expert and dynamic and award-winning communications team we are developing. This is an exciting time to be at Faber and to be driving our excellent publishing programme with creative and successful campaign work which sets the standard.”