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Early Career Professionals


The Early Career Subcommittee is hosting a FREE webinar! “Falling into a Scholarly Publishing Career” is scheduled for September 26th, 11:00 am EDT.
Lightning talks: Profiles in scholarly publishing – a session with early career professionals (8-9 people, 5 minutes each to talk about the background/journey, then questions from audience). Register now!

Apply for a SSP Fellowship
Each spring, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) awards 12 students and early-career professionals with a highly competitive Fellowship. Students of publishing, librarianship, and information science, together with early-career professionals in the first four years of employment in the scholarly communications industry, are invited to apply. Next year’s deadline is March 8th, 2020. 

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Mission Statement

The SSP Early Career Sub Committee (ECSC) engages and serves early career professionals in the scholarly communication field by providing educational resources to develop their careers. The ECSC also aims to help early career professionals expand their network, and build a foundation for career success through increased presence and participation in SSP, and other industry groups and events.


University Outreach

The University Outreach program aims to increase visibility of and interest in careers in scholarly publishing for students about to enter the workforce, as well as introduce them to the networks and educational opportunities SSP can provide. The ECSC has developed a toolkit for SSP members to utilize when visiting college campuses, attending career fairs, or during other such speaking engagements that involve students.

Professional Profiles

The ECSC is creating a series of profiles featuring early- to mid-career publishing professionals in our networks to inspire early career professionals as they grow in their careers and discover new opportunities in the field.


The soon-to-be-launched ECSC podcast program aims to educate and engage with early career professionals in the industry through a unique and accessible medium. The series will feature news about industry topics and trends relevant to the early career audience, advice from senior colleagues in the industry, and more.