By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid
Random House president of sales, operations and digital Madeline McIntosh to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately.
McIntosh, 43, has been at Random House since 1994 aside from a 19-month stint at Amazon from June 2008 until December 2009 when she rejoined Random House in the role of president where she reported to Random House chairman and CEO Markus Dohle; she will continue to report to Dohle in her new role.
According to paidContent, Random House has been without a COO for about four years.
“In recognition of her exceptional leadership and many accomplishments in core areas of our business, I am delighted to announce her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Random House, Inc., effective immediately. Madeline will continue to report to me, and will continue to oversee our digital and print sales, operations, fulfillment, IT, corporate digital product development, corporate marketing development, audio and travel publishing, and third-party distribution,” said Dohle in a statement.
Prior to her new role as COO, McIntosh was in her role as president of sales, operations and digital for about two-and-a-half years. She has also held roles at Random House as senior vice president and publisher of the audio group, senior vice president and director of sales and vice president and director of online sales, a position she held for almost three years until September 1999.
A call has been put out by Digital Book World to both McIntosh and communications representatives at Random House to get more details about the nature of the promotion, which seems to be an increase in title without an increase in number of responsibilities. Request for comment has not yet been returned.
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