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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.

To learn more about the ECC.

See videos of past programs.

2023 Committee Members

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

Jena Groshek (CBC Liaison), Marketing Manager, 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

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

Maggie Salko, Marketing Coordinator, Little Bee Books

Gabriela Taboas Zayas, Associate Editor, Penguin Young Readers

Jon Simeon, Associate Designer, Charlesbridge

Victoria Velez, Publicity Coordinator, 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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