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Careers in Publishing

a Society of Young Publishers "On the Road" Event

Mathias Hall, Bangor University
Wednesday 16 October 2019, 17:00–18:00
Society of Young Publishers
Dr. Eben Muse
01248 388628
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Society of Young Publishers

The Stephen Colclough Centre will host the Society of Young Publishers’ at the start of their “On the Road” tour to promote careers in publishing. A panel with representatives from across the publishing trade will consider aspects of publishing careers: what the industry sectors are, how to get into publishing, and how to get a foot in the industry. It should be an exciting event for anybody who is thinking about choosing a career path, a change in career or for anyone who is unsure what they would like to do as a career.

Established in 1949, the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) is open to anyone in publishing or a related trade (in any capacity) – or who is hoping to be soon. Originally aimed at the 18-35 age bracket, we realised that many people are looking to change careers at any stage of life. As such, anyone interested in or working in the publishing industry is welcome to join the Society. The only exception is that those who have been in the industry for more than 10 years are not able to stand on the committee. We have many branches of the SYP – London, Oxford, North/Midlands, South West, Ireland and Scotland – each offering all the services and opportunities outlined below. You can use the tabs above to see what is going on in each of the regional branches.

The Society of Young Publishers is a voluntary organisation and is run by the four regional committees of dedicated volunteers who give up their spare time to help others take their first steps into the industry and progress within it. All members are particularly encouraged to join the committee or become otherwise involved in the running of the society. Getting involved is the best way to make new friends, meet new contacts and increase your skill set for getting into, and progressing in, the publishing industry.