Effective December 7, Jason Wells is joining the Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division in the newly created role of v-p, marketing and publicity. He was formerly executive director, publicity and marketing, at Abrams Books for Young Readers, where he worked for 14 years. He earlier worked at S&S in the publicity department. After his return to S&S, Wells will head an expanded and unified publicity and marketing force, adding additional positions throughout the department.
At the same time, Lucille Rettino, v-p, director of marketing, is leaving the company after more than 10 years.