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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.

RESOURCES to learn more about the ECC.

CBC MEMBERS can watch exclusive videos of previous programs.

2024 Committee Members

Josie Dallam (Chairperson), School and Library Marketing Coordinator, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Maggie Salko (Secretary), Marketing and Publicity Associate, Little Bee Books

Paulina Ramirez (CBC Liaison), Associate Program Coordinator, Children’s Book Council

Chelsea Abdullah, Marketing Associate, Astra Books for Young Readers

Lois Evans, Editor, Make Me a World, Random House Children’s Books

Amanda Gaglione, Editorial Assistant, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Amy Jackson, Senior Marketing & Publicity Associate, Sourcebooks Kids

Hayley O’Brion, Assistant Managing Editor, Macmillan

Nicole Turner, Production Associate, Charlesbridge

Meredith Wardell, School & Library Marketing Assistant, Scholastic

Flannery Wiest, Associate Editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Claire Young, Design Assistant, Penguin Young Readers

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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