Picador senior communications manager Paul Martinovic has been appointed to the new role of associate editor for backlist and popular non-fiction at the imprint. He will also start his own pop culture list.
Martinovic will work with Picador's editorial, communications and UK and international sales teams to develop a rolling backlist strategy for the list. He will also support the Picador editorial team in bringing existing non-fiction books to market as well as developing his own list focusing on pop culture.
Taking on the role immediately, he reports to Picador publishing director George Morley, allowing for a period of transition as he hands over his current responsibilities to colleagues.
Morley said: "The Picador backlist is full of riches and we have a big anniversary coming up in 2022. Having Paul join us with a brief to explore and develop our backlist publishing and to bring his passion for and knowledge of popular non-fiction to the team is a very exciting prospect."
Martinovic joined the Picador communications department in October 2016 from Pan Macmillan’s non-fiction team. He has delivered campaigns and chart success for books including The Secret Barrister, Wilding by Isabella Tree and Crudo by Olivia Laing, also working on major sports books such as Eddie Jones’ 2019 autobiography My Life and Rugby. Outside Pan Mac, he also hosts, edits and produces a podcast about 90s movies called "The 90s Movie Pod".
He said: "I couldn't be more excited about this new role at Picador. It's a true honour to be afforded the opportunity to work on the rich and diverse backlist of one of the most respected literary imprints in the world. I've also always been passionate about discovering new writing and new voices, and as a lifetime pop culture obsessive I can't wait to work with authors and publish dynamic new titles in this space for Picador."
In more promotion news, Grace Harrison has been appointed to communications and events manager while Gaby Quattromini has been made senior communications executive. In addition to her communications campaigns for Picador, Harrison will be working with communications director Emma Bravo on author events across all divisions. Quattromini will be taking on the marketing for lead titles including The Secret Barrister and communications campaigns for titles including the paperback publication of War Doctor by David Nott.
Bravo said: "The promotions within the Picador communications team recognise the experience, sophistication and depth of knowledge that Grace and Gaby bring to both events and campaigns and are well deserved. I am also delighted that Picador shall continue to benefit from Paul’s creative and strategic thinking as he moves across to his new role in Picador’s award-winning editorial team, where his focus on such a critical part of Picador's business will be of immense value."
Pan Macmillan will be recruiting a new communications executive for Picador and an events assistant.