Early Career Committee
Helping you take the next step up in your career in children’s publishing!
The Children’s Book Council’s Early Career Committee (ECC) is dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first five years in the children’s publishing industry, contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole, and fostering literacy. Through dynamic programming created by the industry’s young professionals, the ECC offers career development, a friendly social community, and networking and volunteer opportunities.
2020 Committee Members
Arik Hardin (Chair), Managing Editorial Assistant, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Rosie Ahmed (Secretary), Editorial Assistant, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers
Jena Groshek (CBC Liaison), Marketing Coordinator, Children’s Book Council
Savannah Breckenridge, Marketing Assistant, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Josie Dallam, Sales Assistant, Little Bee Books
Marla Koenigsknecht, Associate Publicist, Magination Press
Jordana Kulak, Publicity Assistant, Scholastic
Cassandra Martinez, Commercial Operations Assistant, Candlewick
Hannah Milton, Assistant Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Gaby Paez, Marketing & Publicity Assistant, Abrams Books
Alison Romig, Editorial Assistant, Delacorte Press, Random House Children’s Books
Jon Simeon, Design Assistant, Charlesbridge
Claire Stetzer, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Melissa Zahorsky, Associate Editor, Andrews McMeel
Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? Email Shaina.Birkhead@cbcbooks.org.