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Career Café: Digital & Audio

August 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us on the 27th August for our last Career Café panel, which this time is all about Digital & Audio! These two departments are fast-growing sectors of the industry and are a sign of changing times. With an incredible rise of eBooks and Audiobooks, there’s a lot to discuss in this panel. Come and join our excellent panellists, who between them have a range of expertise in these fields, to find out how to get into this aspect of publishing, how to progress your career if you’re already there, and more!

Send in your questions to our panellists beforehand, either directly to our Twitter page or email us at Tweet your thoughts during the event using the hashtag #SYPCareerCafe – you can also connect with other attendees via the hashtag! Zoom details will be emailed to all participants nearer the time.



Anna Wright is Senior Publisher for Digital Resources at Bloomsbury, which she joined 13 years ago as an Assistant Editor working on anthropology and fashion studies lists.  Anna works with editorial colleagues and partners from university presses to international brands to develop new digital resources for the academic libraries market.

Katalina Watt is Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books. She obtained an undergraduate MA in English Literature from The University of Glasgow and an MSc in Publishing from Edinburgh Napier University. Her first role in publishing was in Audio for Little Brown Book Group, through Creative Access, and she has a background in copywriting, bookselling, and events at independent bookshops.

Shunayna Vaghela is a Digital Executive at HarperCollins Publishers, working across Audio, Social Media and Innovation projects. Before making the transition to publishing, she worked at an independent Film and Television production house, and currently freelancers as a writer and artist.

Elise Jackson started working in publishing after graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2018. With a love for people and the arts, she worked for a student charity and a hidden city library before finding her home with books. Now working as a Digital Marketing Executive for independent publisher Pushkin Press, Elise spends her days creating online buzz for Pushkin’s varied and global list.

Indira Birnie has worked at Penguin Random House for ten years, starting as a publicity assistant working on campaigns for authors such as Salman Rushdie, Misha Glenny, Annie Leibovitz and more, before moving on to specialise in social media – eventually running Penguin’s social channels and managing a team focused on a number of the Penguin brand’s audience-focused marketing activities. More recently she has been an Executive Producer on This Is Spoke, an outspoken podcast for a Gen Z audience, and in her current role as Senior Manager, Audience Marketing, she leads on the Penguin Podcast, as well as marketing strategy for

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Zoë Jellicoe is a Production Editor at Bloomsbury Academic, with responsibility for the Film & Media and Philosophy lists. She has eight years of experience in editorial, working in Dublin, Brussels and Berlin, across book, magazine, online publishing and video game journalism.


August 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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