Senior appointments at PRH Children's

Senior appointments at PRH Children's

Penguin Random House Children’s UK - the new PRH childrens division incorporating both Penguin Children's and Random House Children's Publishing - has appointed five senior roles.

Zosia Knopp (pictured), previously rights director at Penguin Children’s, is now Penguin Random House Children’s rights director. Knopp, who last month won a Bookseller Industry Award for Rights Professional of the Year, will report to Chantal Noel, rights director at Penguin.

Meanwhile Anna Billson has been promoted to art director for Penguin Random House Children’s, while Emily Cox is now head of marketing.

Penguin Random House Children’s has also appointed Lauren Hyett as acting head of PR and Sally Rideout as publishing manager.

Francesca Dow, m.d. at Penguin Random House Children’s UK, said: “I am very excited to announce these new roles today, as we continue to create a vibrant and successful Penguin Random House Children's Division.  These roles demonstrate our commitment to developing and trusting our experts and recognise the crucial part played by design, rights, marketing, publicity and good support systems in growing a successful children’s business.”

Penguin Random House UK announced the creation of its single childrens division in January. In April, staff at RHCP were told that 18 roles were up for redundancy across the marketing, publicity, design, editorial and rights teams. That consultancy period is now at an end and all planned redundancies have been made, said a spokesperson.

Clare Hall-Craggs, former publicity director at RHCP, was made redundant last month.