PA embarks on third #WorkInPublishing week

PA embarks on third #WorkInPublishing week

The Publishers Association (PA) is this week running #workinpublishing week for a third year to demonstrate the broad array of jobs available in the publishing industry. 

The PA is partnering with online apprenticeships guide Not Going to Uni, graduate jobs website Milkround, Creative Access, The Bookseller, Inspired Selection, Atwood Tate, bookcareers.com and the Society for Young Publishers on the week of activity, designed to promote career options in the trade.

​Not Going To Uni will be publishing a range of publishing careers blogs and case studies on its website, as well as job opportunities, to give its young audience a taste of the diversity of roles available in publishing, while Milkround will be supporting the PA across its social media channels.

During the week, the PA will be publishing a range of blogs, case studies and interviews offering top tips for getting into publishing, how to get ahead and insight into particular publishing careers and sectors with a particular focus on the lesser known ones.

There will also be a number of Twitter Q&As with publishing members and partners, including Sweet Cherry Publishing, the Society of Young Publishers and Inspired Selection, to give publishing hopefuls an opportunity to engage with publishing professionals. As part of this, Thursday 16th November is "student day", encouraging students to get their voices heard by using the #workinpublishing hashtag and tagging @publishersassoc. And Quarto is publishing five profiles of its young people from various backgrounds, including how they got into publishing, and running articles about how it found its young talent.  

The week of activity kicks off today (13th November) with the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference, run by the PA and London Book Fair, chaired by the BBC’s Razia Iqbal. The conference will highlight the action currently being taken to improve diversity across the publishing industry while exploring what more needs to be done to ensure equal representation.