3/3/16 “Careers in Publishing” Talk

Careers in Publishing

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 – 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: DAC 416

Many students wish to work in publishing. When asked what they want to do in publishing, invariably the answer comes back, “editorial” despite this being a small proportion of the available jobs. When asked which type of editorial, the reply is often “literature”, despite this being an even smaller segment of the market. Very few students are aware of publishing careers in marketing, production, rights, publicity, sales, and other roles. Join us as we welcome Association of American Publishers Vice President Tina Jordan who will discuss the wide range of available opportunities throughout the entire publishing process including editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

Speaker Biography:  Tina Jordan has held the position of Vice President for the Association of American Publishers since December 2006. As the New York Office Vice President, Ms. Jordan’s responsibilities include oversight of AAP’s Trade Publishing Division activities, whose mission is to create and support national efforts which advocate reading, increase book buying in all formats, or stimulating ideas contributing to heightening awareness of the commercial and contributions of book publishing on a national and global scale.  Ms. Jordan manages the AAP’s programming initiatives of larger and independent publishers, library marketing, international sales, BookExpo America participation and AAP’s Get Caught Reading literacy campaign. Prior to joining AAP, Ms. Jordan was Special Events and Public Relations Director for BookExpo America, the nation’s book trade convention, where she was responsible for strategic planning and special programming for author-related events and media relations.  A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in history, Ms. Jordan, also held corporate communications positions at the Proskauer Rose, and Cleary Gottlieb law firms, the National Basketball Association, and Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations.

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