The Society of Young Publishers have relaunched their Mentoring Scheme. Intended to help young SYP members to build contacts and advance in their chosen field, the scheme will feature successful, dynamic representatives from five different areas of publishing. In a departure from traditional one-on-one mentoring arrangements, each will mentor 5–10 young professionals in their own area of expertise over five group sessions, meeting in London roughly every 2 months for the remainder of the year.
A fantastic and experienced group of publishing professionals, across design and brand management, marketing and publicity, sales, editorial, and author representation, will mentor throughout the scheme.
Confirmed mentors include: Auriol Bishop, Creative Director at Hodder (design and brand management); Sophia Blackwell, Marketing Manager at Bloomsbury (marketing and publicity); Chrissy Charalambides, Key Account Manager at Penguin Random House (sales); Hellie Ogden, Agent at Janklow & Nesbitt (author representation); Max Porter, Senior Editor at Granta (editorial skills); and Mark Richards, Editorial Director at John Murray Press (editorial skills).
SYP members under the age of 30, who have been working in publishing for between one and five years, will be able to apply for the scheme by emailing a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 March 2014.
Applying for the Scheme
More information on the mentor scheme and how to apply will be available on the SYP’s website, thesyp.org.uk/mentor-scheme.