The Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forums

PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION DIGITAL PUBLISHING FORUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES AND EDITEUR

Postponed - New date to be confirmed

Conference room: Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT (map link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/downloads/ucl-bloomsbury-campus-map-2014.jpeg (Square D:5))

From 4.15 – to 6pm, with a drinks reception after

Reception: Foster court, G31

Stand out from the crowd: What digital skills do publishers need?

In today’s crowded job market, a good degree and a passion for books are no longer enough. Publishers are increasingly looking for candidates who have digital skills which go above and beyond knowing how to use Excel. Entry-level applicants should show a familiarity with data entry, consumer insight, InDesign, digital marketing and the basics of metadata to demonstrate that they are the best people to get published products into the hands (or phones) of consumers. Hear from a panel of publishers and recruitment consultants on what makes a CV stand out to them, and see the different ways publishers are asking applicants to demonstrate their skills – before they get that prized job in publishing.

The confirmed speakers so far are:

Huw Alexander, SAGE, Digital Sales Manager

Nick Coveney, Head of Digital (and London Book Fair Trailblazer), Kings Road Publishing

Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations, The Publishers Association

Nigel Marsh, Operations and HR Director, Faber & Faber

Karine Nicpon, Publishing Recruitment Consultant, Atwood Tate

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Please note new pricing: £30 for PA and BIC members, £60 non members

The event is free to students on publishing courses.

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These friendly, informal events allow ample time for questions and discussion, followed by drinks and an opportunity for further networking and discussion. The seminar fee is £30.00 for members of the Publishers Association or EDItEUR, and £60.00 for non-members.

Please click here for the application form.

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