SYP North will be joined by 3 panelists from Hachette’s All Together Network (ATN) for a discussion about regionality, and low socio-economic backgrounds in the publishing industry.
The All Together Network was founded in 2018 and promotes the recruitment, retention and development of people from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional backgrounds. It is a network for people from those backgrounds and anyone interested in promoting the social diversity of Hachette UK, as an employer and publisher.
The network supports members of staff at all Hachette UK’s offices and wants to make sure that the staff and publishing represents and reaches people in all regions across the country.
The panellists joining the event are: Kerri Logan (She/Her) Sarah Fortune (She/Her) Ronnie McMahon (He/Him) A Zoom link will be sent out to you before this event.
Live captioning will be available at this event.
Meet the panelists!
Kerri Logan Kerri (she/her)
Kerri graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 with a Joint Honours degree in French and Spanish and completed Master’s degree in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University. During her time in Edinburgh she served on the SYP Scotland committee and undertook a Sales and Marketing internship at Canongate. In 2019 she got her first role in publishing and moved to London to join the International Sales team at Hachette. Her current job role is International Sales Executive and her main responsibility is looking after sales in France for all divisions across Hachette UK and US. She recently moved back to Manchester to join the newly formed regional office and is looking forward to getting involved in the city’s literature scene (@_kerrielisabeth).
Sarah Fortune Sarah (she/her)
Sarah studied French with English at King’s College London, graduating in 2014. After completing work experience placements at publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin and Allison and Busby, her first job in the industry was as Publishing Assistant at John Blake Publishing, where she worked for four years and progressed to the position of Editor. In 2019, she joined the Orion Publishing Group as a Project Editor and project-manages books across several fiction and non-fiction imprints. She is also a co-chair of Hachette’s All Together network and is incredibly passionate about improving regional and socio-economic diversity in publishing. She recently moved to Newcastle and will be based in Hachette’s office in the city when it opens later this year, and can be found on Twitter @sarah_fortune.
Ronnie studied English Literature at Open University and graduated with a BA in English Literature in 2013, and later entered Publishing in 2017 as an Inventory Controller at DK. He is currently Production and Operation Controller at Hachette Children’s, having joined in 2019.