Volunteer with the Society of Young Publishers!

Posted on September 24, 2018 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We are looking for 4 student liaison officers (2x University of Oxford, 2x Brookes University – 1 undergrad, 1 MA) to join the Society of Young Publishers Oxford committee. The purpose of this role is to spread the word about the SYP and our events to university students and careers services to help bring new members to join the society and attend events. This is a volunteer position for the academic year 2018/19.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting the SYP and our events to students at your university (both undergrads and postgrads, beyond those who study publishing) through a range of channels, including social media, university newsletters, and word-of-mouth.
  • Advising the committee on term dates, assignment deadlines, and other events that could affect student attendance at events and committee meetings.
  • Providing feedback at monthly meetings and contributing to event brainstorming, providing a student perspective on what the society could offer to appeal to students.
  • Working in conjunction with either communications, events, partnerships, or conference planning team to provide additional support and ideas as and when required.
    • Communications: assisting with promoting SYP events via social media, newsletter, university groups, and creating promotional materials as and when needed.
    • Events: helping to organise speaker and social events, deciding themes and sourcing speakers, locating venues, attending on the night to ensure everything runs smoothly.
    • Partnerships: assisting with strengthening the SYP’s links with local organisations.
    • Conference: helping plan the SYP Oxford conference 2019, from emailing potential speakers to packing delegate bags on the day!


Who we are looking for:

  • A confident communicator – able to spread the word about the SYP through a range of channels to reach a wide pool of students.
  • Organisation and time-management – somebody who is capable of taking on an extra commitment outside of their degree.
  • Enthusiasm – somebody who is excited about the publishing industry and the SYP and has ideas on events and programmes that will appeal to students.

Interested in applying?

Applications should be sent to Christie and Daisy at oxford@thesyp.org.uk by Monday 22nd October. Please tell us in 250 words why you would like to be a student liaison officer.

Please also indicate which of the sub-teams you’d most like to work with by ranking them from 1 (highest) to 4: events, partnerships, communications, conference team. If successful, we will try and accommodate this preference. We look forward to receiving your applications! J