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Zondervan names new acquisitions editor Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 03 August 2015 11:46 AM America/New_York

Trammel-Madison-webZondervan announced July 30 the promotion of Madison Trammel to senior acquisitions editor for digital, reference and reflective titles. Trammel will work within Zondervan’s church, academic, reference and reflective (CARR) publishing group, which is led by Stan Gundry, senior vice president and editor in chief for Zondervan.

Trammel will serve as the lead acquisition editor in the reflective category and will oversee Zondervan’s reference publishing. He will also give editorial direction to the group’s digital publishing initiatives.

Trammel has been a part of Zondervan’s editorial team since January 2011, when he began as acquisitions editor in the CARR group. He is a graduate of Multnomah Bible College with a double major in Biblical Studies and Journalism. In 2004, he received a master's degree in Christian History and Theology from Wheaton College.

Before joining Zondervan, Trammel was a writer/editor and editorial supervisor at Wycliffe Bible Translators, an editorial intern with InterVarsity Press, an associate editor with Christianity Today and an acquisitions editor for Moody Publishers.

Baker Publishing Group welcomes two new hires Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 27 July 2015 02:24 PM America/New_York

LouisMcBride-web-closeBaker Publishing Group announced two new hires today.

Louis McBride has joined the Baker Academic and Brazos Press divisions as the new publicist. Baker Academic has also recently hired Christina Jasko as a textbook specialist.

Parable hire to help retailers build relationships with email Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 02:16 PM America/New_York

Bryce-Richardson-webThe Parable Group announced Monday that Bryce Richardson has joined its team as email and customer specialist. Richardson has a 6-year background in marketing and digital services with specialties in project management, statistical analysis, email coding/delivery, list segmentation and web design.

Richardson joins the Parable Group most recently from Henry Madison Research Inc., where he managed the IT and Digital Marketing departments. In his new role, he will serve on the Business Intelligence team and champion email services, drip campaigns and email appends. He will be instrumental in segmenting and managing robust consumer email lists.

Zondervan hires new senior editor Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:38 AM America/New_York

Christopher BeethamChristopher Beetham has joined Zondervan as senior editor of biblical languages, textbooks and reference tools. In this new role, Beetham will be handling the editorial responsibilities that were once assigned to longtime editor Verlyn Verbrugge, who died in June.

“Even though we continue to mourn and feel the loss of Verlyn, we are excited to have Chris as our new senior editor,” said Stan Gundry, Zondervan’s senior vice president and publisher. “I know that his rich background in the biblical languages, biblical studies in general and theology will be an excellent addition for our editorial team.”

Before joining Zondervan, Beetham and his family served as missionaries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he taught at The Evangelical Theological College and The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. He has published two titles on biblical scholarship, Colossians and Philemon and Echoes of Scripture in the Letter of Paul to the Colossians.

Beetham holds a B.A. in Ancient Languages and Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, two Master of Arts degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has also earned a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology—New Testament from Wheaton.

Beetham will be located at Zondervan’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, office and will report directly to Gundry.

Rose Publishing hires new children's publisher Print Email
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:57 AM America/New_York

Jean-ChristenRose Publishing/Aspire Press has announced the hiring of Jean Christen as publisher for children’s products, including for the newly acquired Rainbow Publishers/Legacy Press line of children’s devotions, Bible lessons and fiction titles. She started in this position July 14.