Publishing veteran Rick Horgan, whose position as v.p. and executive editor at Crown was eliminated in May after nearly a decade with the the house, is joining Scribner with the same title. The hire, effective August 25, was announced this morning by Scribner senior v.p. and publisher Nan Graham. Scribner is an imprint of CBS Corporation’s Simon & Schuster, Inc.

26607-v1-197xHorgan’s hits include The Good Spy by Kai Bird and Tom Reiss’ Pulitzer winner The Black Count. Before joining Crown, which dropped his slot in a restructuring last spring, Horgan held senior positions at Warner Books (now Grand Central) and HarperCollins. His authors have included Jay Leno, Maria Shriver, Pete Sampras, Bill Gates, Condoleezza Rice and billion-seller thriller writers David Baldacci, Jeffrey Archer and John Lescroart. In the new position, Horgan will acquire and edit non-fiction, including politics, sports, current events, biographies, business, memoir, and thought leader books, as well as commercial fiction, working with Graham and Scribner EIC Colin Harrison.