UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Rob Wilding - MA Publishing 2020

What inspired you to study on the MA publishing at UCL?

Prestigious university with good course for publishing, I wanted to enter publishing industry

What is your current job and journey after graduating? 

I'm currently Marketing Manager at Duckworth Books, this role includes:

  • Overseeing marketing strategy and campaigns
  • Driving publicity
  • Author care and management
  • Designing promotional materials – Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Managing an assistant who looks after social media (social media strategy)
  • Building and maintaining relationships within and without the booktrade

I became an intern at Duckworth Books whilst studying at UCL in 2020. I was made a permanent member of staff (Publishing assistant) after I graduated before being promoted to Publishing and marketing executive and then Marketing Manager. I have been at Duckworth Books for nearly four years now.

How do you think UCL has helped you in your career to date?

UCL and my degree gave me essential skills, taught me industry ways and built my confidence to go out and get a job. 

What advice would you give to current or prospective students?

Take every opportunity presented to you, even if it's scary.