IOP Publishing’s #WorkInPublishing networking event – sharing stories, building connections
Those who work in academic publishing know what an exciting and rewarding career it can offer. That’s why at IOP Publishing we’re passionate about encouraging others to consider publishing when thinking about the future.
Yesterday, as part of #WorkInPublishing week, we welcomed a group of university students and recent graduates to our new Bristol office. It was a chance for IOP Publishing colleagues to share stories about why they were attracted to academic publishing, what their day-to-day entails and spotlight some of the different roles available.
The jam-packed session included a networking lunch, a tour of our new office and talks in our theatre space:
- Miriam Maus, publishing director kicked off the session with an overview of our products, services and what it means to be a society publisher as part the Institute of Physics
- Violeta Ribarski, head of partner publishing and engagement talked about how fulfilling her career has been and how much she appreciates getting to work with some of the smartest people in science
- IOP’s group chief executive Tom Grinyer gave an overview of how the IOP and IOPP are working to shape the future of physics
- Sarah Tesh, features editor at Physics World provided a flavour of what working in science journalism is like, what her role involves, and the skills required
- Sam Brimble, head of modern digital working discussed the role of technology in publishing and how the organisation is fully embracing it
- Reuben Grozner-Brown, digital innovation and engagement manager gave a tour of our new offices to show how our spaces have been designed for all types of work and our smarter building technology
We believe that first-hand engagement experiences like this are a fantastic way to build connections. The passion from our colleagues was obvious as they shared their stories about what they love most about their jobs and our visitors told us how much it helped to get an understanding of what a career in publishing could look like.
If you’re interested in joining us at IOP Publishing, register with us for information and alerts about current vacancies