The SYP Mentoring Scheme 2011

Do you have a goal or objective which could be realised through productive support, discussion, encouragement or impartial advice from an experienced industry professional?

The Society of Young Publishers is pleased to announce the next six-month mentoring scheme which begins in July 2011 and runs for six months. The scheme is aimed at SYP members who would benefit from having a ready source of industry advice and support in the early stages of their publishing career. So, if you think you can benefit from the scheme, we want to hear from you!

Applications are encouraged across a range of publishing areas in both academic and trade publishing, including within sales, marketing, publicity and production.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is about one person helping another to achieve an important goal. It is a two way process which aims to be both objective and confidential in providing personal career advice.

What will the scheme provide?

- Access to a ready and impartial source of advice, encouragement and support.
- Mentors are ideally placed to provide a wide understanding of publishing issues and challenges.
- Advice on how to adapt quickly and to find an individual approach within the industry.
- A focus on skills and problem solving.

About the scheme

- Limited initially to 20 places, mentors will be drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds in both trade and academic publishing.
- The scheme will run for 6 months, until December 2011.
- Mentor and mentee will be encouraged to meet 3 times for a minimum of 2 hours each. This is subject to availability of the mentor.
- The scheme will be confidential and career-focussed. Both parties must understand and agree to the scheme guidelines which will be supplied to successful applicants.

How to apply

Access the form entry here:
The closing date for applications is 15th July. Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.
Any queries can be directed to Jason Mitchell, Mentoring Scheme Co-ordinator, at