Future-proof your career in publishing

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Oxford Brookes University

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Please join us for the annual OPuS careers event which this year explores how to future-proof your career in publishing.

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Please join us for the annual OPuS careers event which this year explores how to future-proof your career in publishing.

How easy is it to progress in publishing and move between market sectors and different roles? What are the key elements you need to build your career?

Focussing on their own specific work experience in moving onwards and upwards from entry level jobs, three speakers from a wide range of companies will give a unique insight into the diverse profession loosely referred to as 'publishing'.

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Simone Drinkwater

Simone Drinkwater is Vice President of Business Development at the Casemate Group, one of the publishing industry’s leading independent distributors, who provide global sales, marketing, and distribution services for publishers around the globe, as well as publishing their own trade and academic books under Casemate Publishers and Oxbow Books. Simone has been with the company since 2007, having previously worked in both editorial and new product, business development at Osprey Publishing, and account management, client acquisition at distribution company, Ingram Content Group. Simone is responsible for the integration of new publishers into the Casemate Group, on-going client management, client acquisition, developing new revenue streams, building publishing and strategic partnerships, evaluating market opportunities and driving new business strategy.

Kim Wiles

Kim Wiles is a Senior Product Manager in the software arm of RM Education, a leading supplier of technology for schools in the UK. She recently moved from Oxford University Press where she led teams in digital platforms and digital marketing. She is customer-focussed and lives to improve experiences for teachers and students. At the moment she is particularly grateful she didn't pursue a career in government following her degree in Politics - whether in her native USA or adopted home here in the UK.

Alexandra Shakespeare

Over the last two decades, Alexandra has held several top level editorial posts at leading publishers including Hearst UK, BBC Worldwide, TI Media and ITP Media in the Middle East. Career highlights include the Web Editor role at Harper’s Bazaar UK, where Alexandra was responsible for content creation, editing and commissioning, while also steering a transformative multi-platform strategy for the brand. Prior to that, Alexandra headed up several new magazine launches in the Middle East including Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. Alexandra also provides editorial and PR consultancy for a variety of start-ups and retail brands (Made.com, House of Fraser, Specsavers, Papier.com), as well as organisations (WIPO, AHRC, LAG) and mainstream titles across all sectors of the consumer market from glossy magazines (Marie Claire, Olive, Elle Decoration) and newspapers (Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Express), to weekly magazines and websites (Woman, Woman's Own, Now, You, NationalGeographic.com).

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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Drinks from 6.30pm, Talks from 7pm

Venue

CLC1.12, the Clerici Learning Studio, Oxford Brookes University

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Free to OPuS members, £10 for non-members

Event sponsored by Atwood Tate

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Oxford Brookes University

Headington Road

Oxford

OX3 0BP

United Kingdom

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