The New Year brings new challenges but also opportunities. The industry is in an unprecedented state of flux, with changes bringing about new ways of working. What better time to acquire new skills and develop growth potential? Whether you are a publishing professional exploring a new career path or a publisher recruiting new talent, you need tools to support your goals. The SSP Career Center is designed especially for that purpose, providing a fresh approach to help connect publishing professionals focusing on areas of mutual benefit.
The challenges of today’s publishing environment call for a specialized approach to finding the person or position that is the perfect fit. The Career Center was organized by publishing professionals, especially for publishing. They understand the specific needs of the industry as a whole—the trends and changes—as well as the personal and professional needs of individuals working in it.
The Career Center is a resource for those in the industry to share information about opportunities. Featured companies are all well-known entitles in the publishing field, and featured jobs highlight exciting opportunities. There is a full description of the position and applicants can apply directly on the site. They can also sign up for similar posts to be sent to them, creating an ongoing engagement with the site. In addition, jobs postings are searchable on multiple criteria:
- Geographic location
- Position type
- Years of experience
- Job Title
- Job category
The Career Center also features internships, a directory of employers, and links to other SSP career resources and communities. It is an extension of the inclusiveness and support that SSP creates for publishing professionals through its many programs and benefits, including:
- Fellowships for students and early career professionals
- Initiatives for early career professionals
- The Generations Fund, a long-term investment in the future of the Fellowship program
- Educational events at all levels
- Mentorship program that pairs mentors and mentees
- Quick Connect, providing short-term, focused interactions between knowledge seekers and advisors
- Access to the SSP C3 community to connect, communicate and collaborate
The SSP Career Center is not just a job posting site. It is a forum for reaching out to colleagues, fostering relationships, and sharing information that is vital to overcoming challenges and finding opportunities in today’s complex and rapidly changing publishing industry. Take advantage of this valuable resource to see how it can help you fulfill your goals.
News contribution by SSP member, Rebecca Rinehart. Rebecca is a Senior Associate for Societies and Associations with Maverick Publishing Specialists.