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SYP Careers Speed Dating

June 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

£7.00 – £10.00

Hold onto your hats, the SYP Careers Speed Dating event is back and this year it’s bigger than ever before!

Following the success of previous years, we’ve decided to take another shot at helping you find a career path you’ll love.

You’ll get the chance to mingle with the publishing professionals from all areas within the industry and will get the chance to be on the other side of the interview table for a change! You’ll make your way round the tables, meeting industry professionals from all areas of publishing including agents, editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, design, rights, audio and digital.

Whether you’re looking to make a move into your next role and want to learn more from someone already doing it, or whether you’re looking for your first publishing job and can’t decide which role would suit you, we’ve got it covered! Join us for a fantastic evening of publishing chat and pizza!


6:30pm – Registration starts

7pm – Event begins

Tickets are £7 for members, and £10 for non-members, PIZZA INCLUDED!

Please arrive early for a prompt 7pm start. Pizza will be provided and refreshments will be available to purchase from the venue bar via card payment only. Please contact if you need us to accommodate any dietary restrictions.


~ Sponsored Tickets ~

We’re delighted to be offering 8 free sponsored places to this event for those who might otherwise not be able to afford to come along, kindly provided by our fantastic sponsors for this event IPG, The Book Trade Charity, SfEP, and SYP UK!

Applications for Sponsored Tickets are now closed.


Confirmed panellists:


Katie Loughnane, Commissioning Editor, Avon – HarperCollins (@katie_loughnane)

Libby Marshall, Editorial Assistant, Faber Books (@libbyjmarshall)

Simon Osunsade, Editorial Assistant, Sphere – Little Brown, Hachette (@mynameistoksi)

Lucy Frederick, Editorial Assistant, Orion Publishing – Hachette (@lucefrederick)

Hannah Smith, Editorial Director, Head of Zeus (@HannahKateSmith)

Ore Agbaje-Williams, Assistant Editor, Borough Press – HarperCollins


Ella Patel, Publicity Assistant, Quercus – Hachette (@ellakroftpatel)

Saskia Angenent, Head of Publicity, Michael O’Mara Books

Amber Ivatt, Publicity Manager, Macmillan Children’s Books (@amberivatt)

Alara Delfosse, Publicity Manager, Headline – Hachette (@lararosetamara)

Chloe Rose, Press Officer, Ebury – PRH (@ChloeRose1702 and @PubInterns)

Sabah Khan, Publicity Manager, Avon – HarperCollins (@sabah_k)


Ellie Wheeldon, Editor (Audio and Digital), Hodder Books – Hachette (@ellie_wheeldon)

Alfie Thompson, Producer and Editor, Heavy Entertainment

Roshni Radia, Senior Commissioning Editor, BBC and PRH Audio

Victoria Haslam, Business Affairs Associate, Audible (@_victoriahaslam)

Rebecca Fortuin, Audio Editor, HarperCollins (@TWA2Becky)

Georgina Ugen, Digital Sales Manager, HarperCollins (@supaginatv)


Amy Joyner, Head of Rights, Kogan Page (@Amy_Joyner)

Tanya Harris-Brown, Foreign Rights Manager, Scholastic

Cal Mollison, Translation Rights Executive, Curtis Brown Books (@CalMollison)

Katie Dodson, Foreign Rights Assistant, Michael O’Mara Books (@KatieDodson94)

Iona Texeira-Stevens, Rights Manager, HarperCollins

Philip Dyson, Senior Rights Assistant, Yale University Press (@PhilipADyson)

Line Dyvesveen, Senior Rights Executive, Macmillan Children’s Books (@cecytalia)


Catriona Beamish, Production Controller, HarperCollins (@beamishc)

Melissa Okusanya, Publishing Operations Director, HarperCollins

Amy Wong, Production Assistant, Bloomsbury (@_amywong)

Ed Kneafsey, Acting Production Programme Manager, DK

Sinead Anja Hering, Production Controller, Hardie Grant UK (sineadanja)

Christian Duck, Production Manager, Head of Zeus


Fayola Nivet, Sales Support Assistant, Michael O’Mara Books (@fayolazahra)

Eleanor Slater, Sales Executive, HarperCollins (@nicholsonslater)

Charlotte Cross, International Key Account Manager, HarperCollins (@charlotte7890)

Priya Bual, UK Sales Assistant, Quarto

Paola Gonella, Sales Executive, Little Tiger (@publishingpaola)

Isobel Smith, Special Sales Executive, Hachette


Abigail Smith, Marketing Assistant, HarperCollins Children’s

Louise Dickens, Social Media Editor, Kogan Page

Sophie Phillips, Marketing Communications Executive, Kogan Page

Maddy Marshall, Marketing Manager, Hodder – Hachette (@maddymarshall)

Alesha Bonser, Marketing Manager, PRH Children’s (@aleshabonser)

Sahina Bibi, Marketing Executive, Bonnier Books (@Line_Reader)


Matt Bray, Designer, Head of Zeus (@that_matt_bray)

Andrew Davis, Junior Designer, HarperCollins

Kishan Rajani, Designer, Hodder – Hachette

Tomas Almeida, Designer, Orion Books – Hachette (@Tomas_Almeida)

Irene Martinez Costa, Senior Designer, HarperCollins


Diana Beaumont, Literary Agent, Marjacq (@Diana_Beaumont)

Salma Begum, Literary Assistant, The Good Agency (@salmabe9)

Alisa Ahmed, Agency Assistant, Greene and Heaton Literary and Media Agency (@alisaahm)

Thais Pahl, Literary Scout, Eccles Fisher Associates (@thaispahl)

Hannah Weatherill, Literary Agent, Northbank Talent (@hgweatherill)


*Please be advised that SYP London events are very popular and frequently sell out. In order to avoid disappointment we advise that you buy a ticket sooner rather than later! If tickets sell out please email in order to be added to our waiting list, which is operated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. We are only able to offer refunds up to two working days before the event. If you are no longer able to make this event please email us ASAP so that we can offer your space to someone else!


June 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
£7.00 – £10.00
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