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Early Career Committee

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

Josie Dallam (Secretary), Sales Assistant, Little Bee Books

Jena Groshek (CBC Liaison), Marketing Coordinator, Children’s Book Council

Gabriella Abbate, Editorial Associate, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Book for Young Readers

Savannah Breckenridge, Marketing Assistant, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Katie Gould, Associate Editor, Andrews McMeel

Savannah Kennelly, Digital Marketing Associate, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Cassandra Martinez, Commercial Operations Assistant, Candlewick

Gaby Paez, Marketing and Publicity Assistant, Abrams Books

Mimi Rankin, School and Library Marketing Manager, HarperCollings Children’s Books

Alison Romig, Editorial Assistant, Delacorte Press, Random House Children’s Books

Jon Simeon, Design Assistant, Charlesbridge

Victoria Velez, Publicity and Marketing Assistant, Scholastic

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.


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