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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Random House, Crown, Chronicle

This week, Random House is hiring a new project manager, and Random House subsidiary Crown Publishing is looking for an executive editor. Chronicle is seeking a marketing manager of children’s books, and Columbia University Press is on the hunt for an acquisitions editor. Check out these openings and more below, and find addition publishing opportunities on mediabistro.com.

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Crown Teams Up with Chatto & Windus for Hogarth Fiction Imprint

Random House imprints Crown Publishing Group (U.S.) and Chatto & Windus (U.K.) will join forces in a new fiction imprint named Hogarth. U.S. publisher Molly Stern and U.K. publishing director Clara Farmer will helm the imprint.

Some of the titles on Hogarth’s inaugural list in 2012 include: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, The Dead Do Not Improve by Jay Caspian Kang, and The Kissing List by Stephanie Reents. All Hogarth books will be available in both print and digital formats.

Here’s more from the press release: “The new imprint is named in honour of The Hogarth Press, founded by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 from their home … In the U.S., Hogarth will publish between eight and ten fiction titles each year. In the U.K., Hogarth will publish a smaller list of titles annually, comprising books that are also published by Hogarth in the U.S..”

Dana Perino Appointed Editorial Director of Crown Forum

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino (pictured) has been appointed editorial director of Crown Forum, the conservative books imprint at the Crown Publishing Group.

Perino served during George W. Bush‘s presidency. She also worked as communications strategist for Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, and former First Lady Laura Bush‘s book, Spoken From the Heart. She went on to become a contributor for Fox News.

Here’s more from the press release: “Ms. Perino will recommend, initiate, and submit exclusively to Crown Forum six to eight nonfiction book projects each year, to be written by conservative political or media personalities. Ms. Perino will also play an active role in devising and implementing the promotional campaigns for select Crown Forum publications. Ms. Perino will collaborate closely with Tina Constable, Senior Vice President, Crown Forum, and Sean Desmond, who has been promoted to Executive Editor, Crown Forum.”

Random House Will Shutter Tricycle Press

rh23.jpgRandom House will close Tricycle Press, the children’s imprint of Ten Speed Press in the Crown division. The change will take effect at the end of January.

Publishers Weekly reported: “Random House Children’s Books is discontinuing the frontlist publishing program of Berkeley-based Tricycle Press, the 18-year-old children’s book imprint. As part of the change, v-p and publisher Nicole Geiger and her four-person editorial team will leave the company on the 31st as well.”

Tricycle Press’ list includes Moon Child by Nadia Krilanovich, Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman, and What the World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio.

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Wainwright Goes to Crown

PW Daily reports that Katie Wainwright, Executive Director of Publicity and Associate Publisher of Trade Paperbacks at Hyperion for the past seven years, will take up the post of Vice President, Executive Director of Publicity at Crown Publishing Group as of August 1. In a letter sent today to the Crown Publishing Group staff, Jenny Frost, President and Publisher, praised Wainwright’s “great expertise and her upbeat, collaborative work ethic.” Wainwright replaces Tina Constable, who was made Vice President and Publisher for Crown Publishers, Crown Business, and Crown Forum in June.

Constable Succeeds Ross as Crown VP and Publisher

Instead of waiting weeks and weeks for speculation to mount on who would replace Steve Ross, Crown has gone ahead and announced his replacement right away – and they are promoting within. Publishers Marketplace reports that Tina Constable will take over as vp and publisher of Crown and Crown Business and Crown Forum in July 1. She has been executive director of publicity (a successor will be hired for that position.) At the same time, director of marketing Philip Patrick will add responsibilities as vp and publisher of Three Rivers Press and publisher of e-books and digital content for the Crown Publishing Group.