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WaterBrook Multnomah promotes Andrew Stoddard to Editorial Director

WaterBrook Multnomah has announced the following promotions:

LAURA BARKER. Vice President and Publisher, WaterBrook and Multnomah,  announced the promotion of Andrew Stoddard to Editorial Director, WaterBrook and Multnomah, effective immediately.

Since first joining our team in 2014, Andrew has played an integral role in our publishing program, identifying and pursuing opportunities with unflagging enthusiasm. For the past two years, as Lead Acquisitions Editor, he has contributed significantly to our program’s overall growth and success, nurturing strong relationships with authors and agents and shepherding numerous notable projects into the marketplace. His top-level editorial instincts are reflected, most recently, in a multi-book contract with New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson, the upcoming releases of Relationship Goals by Michael Todd and Blaze of Light by Marcus Brotherton, and an impressive launch in October of the timely work The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.

Andrew’s well-honed publishing acumen and forward-thinking approach to acquisitions uniquely position him to lead our editorial team with distinction, expanding on the established strengths of our program.

Barker also announced Kim Von Fange has been promoted to Assistant Editor. Since joining WaterBrook and Multnomah as an editorial assistant in December 2014, Kim has provided exceptional support to the editorial team and to our authors and agents. She has demonstrated a commitment to excellence as well as a keen ability to help authors hone their messages. Kim’s editorial instincts and infectious energy will serve her well in her new role, as she expands her work with nonfiction authors, children’s books, and the creative product line.

In addition Tina Constable,  Executive Vice President & Publishers, Random House Christian Publishing, announced the creation of two new positions within the Random House Content Services Department to better support our Christian publishing program and direct-to-consumer outreach.

Kristopher Orr is moving into a newly created position as a Designer, servicing our Christian books. He will be working within the Random House Creative Services department, which is based in New York. Ericka Weed is moving into the position of Ad Operations Coordinator, reporting to Assistant Director of Ad Operations Rochelle Clark.

WaterBrook & Multnomah are imprints of Penguin Random House.