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SOLD OUT – SYP Careers Speed Dating

June 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

£5 – £10

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.

Due to popular demand, we’ve increased the number of our speakers – so there’s even more publishing experts to network with from all areas within the industry. You’ll get the chance to mingle with the publishing professionals whose job you have your eye on 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 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 night of  publishing chat!

6:30pm – Registration starts

7pm – Event begins

Please note: Please arrive early for a prompt 7pm start. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the venue bar via card payment only.


Confirmed panellists:


Clio Cornish, Editor, HQ – HarperCollins (@ClioCornish)

Louie Stowell, Editorial Director, Ladybird – PRH (@Louiestowell)

Helen Brown, Editorial Assistant, Buster Books (@helenbrown_)

Jonny Marx, Senior Editor, Little Tiger Group

Holly Harris, Editorial Director, Penguin Random House Children’s (@h0llyharris)

Lily Cooper, Editorial Assistant, Sceptre – Hodder & Stoughton (@lilyswcooper)


Samantha Lutton, Sales Executive, HarperCollins

Benedetta Costantini, Key Accounts and Special Sales Manager, Faber & Faber (@BCBooks)

Kat Baker, Key Account Manager, Penguin Random House Children’s (@BakerKatTweets)

Sinead White, Online and Digital Key Account Manager, Little, Brown Book Group (@sineadlw)

Chrissy Ryan, Head of International Sales, Head of Zeus (@chrissymryan)


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

Candice Carty-Williams, Senior Marketing Executive, Vintage – PRH (@CandiceC_W)

Kitty Chivers, Marketing Assistant, Penguin Random House Children’s (@KittyChiv)

Katy Blott, Marketing Executive, Harper Collins (@katyblott)

Louis Patel, International Marketing, Pan Macmillan


Anna Massardi, Publicity Assistant, W.W. Norton Books (@AnnaMassardi)

Nina Douglas, Publicist, Freelance (@ninadouglas)

Sapphire Rees, Publicity Assistant, Vintage – PRH (@sapphirerees)

Ana McLaughlin, Deputy Publicity Director, Riverrun and Quercus, (@AnaBooks)

Mollie Broad, PR Executive, SAGE Publishing

Sophia Walker, Publicity Assistant, Little, Brown Book Group


Danny Arter, Creative Editor, The Bookseller (@thebookseller)

Stephanie Heath, Designer, HarperCollins

Claire Cater, Senior Designer, Michael O’Mara Books

Clare Baggaley, Creative Director, Carlton Books

Arabella Jones, Design Assistant, Puffin Books – PRH

Peter Banks, Senior Designer, Hodder Education

Elisabetta Barber, Senior Fiction Designer, Nosy Crow


Emily Yolland, Rights Assistant, HarperCollins (@gnomeloveremily)

Hayley Steed, Associate Agent, Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency (@hayleyemmasteed)

Elle Waddington, Rights Executive, Stripes Publishing (@ellewaddington)

Victoria Haslam, Foreign, Digital and Audio Sales Executive, Michael O’Mara Books (@_victoriahaslam)

Toni Budden, Rights Assistant, Penguin Random House Children’s (@tonibudden)

Helen Doree, Senior Rights Manager, Little, Brown Book Group (@HelenaRights)


Catriona Beamish, Digital Production Assistant, HarperCollins (@beamishc)

Sarah Goodey, Publishing Operations Manager, HarperCollins (@Sarah_Goodey)

Eleonore Skaali, Production Controller, Michael O’Mara Books (@elskaali)

Angela Graef, Senior Producer, Dorling Kindersley

Maria Petalidou, Production Manager, Hodder Education

Jamie Taylor, Production Manager, Bonnier Publishing


Nia Beynon, Head of Digital Publishing, HQ – HarperCollins (@niabeynon)

Zoe Portway, Digital Marketing Executive, Hoddern Education (@zoeportway)

Helena Sheffield, Marketing and Communications Manager, Penguin Random House Audio (@HelenSheffield)

Louise Newton, Audio Editor, Little, Brown & Audio Channel and Editorial board member, BookMachine (@NewtonLou)

Hannah Cawse, Audio Editor, Headline and Quercus (@hancawse)

James Keyte, Editor, Penguin Random House Audio (@jamesnkeyte)

… and even more speakers to be announced!


*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. If you are no longer able to make this event please email us ASAP before the event so that we can offer your space to someone else!


June 5, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
£5 – £10
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