Zonderkidz hires acquisition editors, marketing director Print
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 19 October 2015 10:51 AM America/New_York

zonderkidz-logoZonderkidz, the children’s division at Zondervan, announced Friday the hiring of two acquisition editors and a senior marketing director.

Sara Bierling has been named acquisition editor overseeing Zonderkidz Bibles. Bierling joined Zondervan in November 2013, most recently serving as assistant editor for Zonderkidz. Her projects included Angels: A 90-Day Devotional About God’s Messengers and Prayers That Changed History. Bierling holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis from Hope College.

Robyn Burwell joined Zonderkidz this month as the new acquisition editor championing book titles geared for readers ages 9 and up. Her portfolio includes owning Creative Word Editing, a coaching and editing agency geared at authors and graduate students, and working with several authors published by Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Publishers. Additionally, Burwell was an adjunct English professor at William Jessup University and a graduate of Sierra College, Abilene Christian University and the University of California-San Diego with degrees in English literature, Christian ministry and biblical text, respectively.

Kevin Traub comes to the company this month as senior marketing director for Kidz Bibles and storybook Bibles. Traub is a veteran in the Christian retailing industry, with more than 20 years of experience working with children’s products. In his most recent position, he was the children’s product buyer at Family Christian Stores, where he worked with notable brands such as VeggieTales, Operation Christmas Child and Adventures in Odyssey. 

Annette Bourland, senior vice president and Zonderkidz publisher, commented on the hires.

“I’m thankful to have such wonderful talent join the Zonderkidz team,” Bourland said. “Each brings a level of creativity and expertise that strengthens our ability find, manage and market projects that will fulfill our mission to influence the hearts and minds for God’s glory.”