Meg Wang moves to Simon & Schuster

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

November 14th 2011 at 5:29PM
Meg Wang moves to Simon & Schuster

Former Penguin Children's exec to take on newly created role from November 28th.

Simon & Schuster UK has bolstered its team with the appointment of Meg Wang.

From November 28th, Wang will take on the newly created position of editorial director for licensed properties.

Wang - who is currently media and entertainment editorial director at Penguin Children's Books - will head up the firm's expanding licensed character list.

This includes The Octonauts, which is launching a programme of TV tie-ins, plus next year's release of Mike the Knight.

She will also oversee the Nickelodeon portfolio and The Smurfs, and will be responsible for digital developments as well as books.