2011 How to Get Noticed by Your Boss: Strategies for Growth and Professional Development in University Press Publishing

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Publishing is sometimes thought of as an “accidental” profession: employees arrive as refugees from graduate programs or stumble into publishing as something they can do with a degree in the humanities. But once scholarly publishing becomes a career, how does one distinguish oneself in the eyes of managers? What is the role of mentoring, and how is that best accomplished in and out of house? How does one balance public and private personas in the age of social networking, and how can staff use Twitter and other tools to build profile and job knowledge? How do employees cultivate and negotiate the relationship with a boss, whose job the employee may eventually want? A panel of university press staff representing editorial, marketing, and design/production will present their own experiences and engage in a group discussion about how best to build and advance a career in scholarly publishing.


Chair: Leila W. Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi

Panelists: John P. Hussey, Director of Marketing and Sales, University Press of Kentucky; Brendan Coyne, Exhibits and Awards Manager, Johns Hopkins University Press; Sabrina Stellrecht, Associate Project Editor, University of Nebraska Press; Julie S. Rushing, Production Designer, University of Oklahoma Press



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