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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Recruitment and Career Trends: What you need to know and do about them


Date and time

Wednesday 23 March 2016, online at 11:00AM - 12:30PM EDT (New York) / 3:00PM - 4:30PM GMT (London)*
*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may register and receive a recording for viewing at a time to suit you.


The current dynamic and innovative environment in scholarly publishing can make it difficult to remain well-positioned for future growth. 

Are you keeping up with the changing skills needed to be successful in an increasingly complex publishing environment? Is your organization keeping up? How can you sharpen your skills and support the professional development of your staff?  

For individuals and organizations, this webinar will feature timely presentations on current hiring trends in the publishing sector, the key traits and skills employers are looking for in new hires, and how publishers balance the need for individuals with traditional publishing skills with the need for acquiring the new skill sets required to seize the potential of new technologies. In addition, presentations will focus on  how publishers evaluate the existing skills sets within their organizations, identify existing gaps, and determine how to acquire and/or develop the skills needed for current and future needs.


Ann Michael, President and Founder of Delta ThinkAnn Michael photo (200x300)

Ann Michael is President and Founder of Delta Think, a publishing consultancy focused on innovation in product strategy, development and content management. Delta Think has worked with dozens of major commercial and non-profit scholarly and educational publishers as they clarified their business objectives, gained insight into their customers' needs, defined new content products and business models, introduced new tools and technologies, and developed the skills and expertise needed to be successful in an ever changing publishing environment. Ann is currently President of the Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP), a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences, and is a contributor to the SSP's blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.

Karen M King, Vice President for Publications, American Society for NutritionKaren M King photo

Karen King has worked in the field of scholarly publishing for over twenty years. She is currently Vice President for Publications for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). During her time with ASN she guided the publications department through many years of growth and technological advancement including the adoption of electronic publishing with the launch of three online journals and the transition to online manuscript submission and review processes. Karen oversees all aspects of the society's publishing program including editorial and production processes, business management, subscriptions management, marketing and business and product development. She is responsible for implementing strategy for society publishing activities that include the journals, periodicals, books, foreign editions, advertising, supplements, reprints, marketing and licensing arrangements. An active participant in the scholarly publishing community, Karen is currently a member of the ALPSP North American Chapter Steering Group. 

David Thew, Managing Director, David Thew & Company LtdDavid Thew photo

David Thew is an experienced and successful executive search and recruitment professional with some 21 years' experience working with major global publishers, information providers and information professionals to identify, attract and place the highest-calibre professionals across all publishing and information disciplines and geographies. He was a founding Director and Joint MD of Intelligent Resources (IR), the specialist information industry and publishing recruitment consultancy, and subsequently Director of Publisher and Information Provider Recruitment at TFPL following the merger of IR and TFPL in 2009. He left TFPL (of his own volition) in 2013 to establish his own executive search consultancy for publishing and digital content markets. David is a Council member of ALPSP and an active member of its Professional development Committee and also a member of STM's Early Careers Committee.

John Hartnett, Vice President, Jack Farrell & Associates553 John Hartnett photo

John Hartnett was born in Jersey City, NJ, grew up in Cranford, NJ, and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. He started his career in the entertainment industry working in production and as a comedy writer and later moved to publishing with management roles in editorial, new product development, marketing, business development and operations. Hartnett moved back to NJ in 1997 to take a position with Thomson Reuters and in 2007, joined the executive recruitment firm of Jack Farrell and Associates as a Vice President specializing in job placements within the publishing and publishing services industries.

He is the author of "OSHA In the New World" and the humor collection, "The Barber's Conundrum and other Stories". He is married with three children and a dog.

Alex Hodgson, Director of Marketing, ReadCubeAlex Hodgson photo

After growing frustrated at the lack of better digital tools for researchers, Alex left lab life behind and for the past decade has been involved with some of the most innovative companies and start-ups working at the intersection of technology and science. Currently, Alex heads up marketing and communications efforts for ReadCube, the Boston-based technology company specializing in publisher and researcher tools. Alex hold an Honors Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School (formerly the  Arthur D. Little School of Management), and an Organizational Change Management Certificate from Harvard University.

Who should attend

Individuals at all levels of an organization and at all phases of career development. It will provide practical hiring advice for publishing directors and managers, as well as advice on skills development for individuals new to the field. The webinar will also be applicable to those interested in changing jobs, providing the information they’ll need to make this transition a success.

Booking and registration fees

ALPSP Member US$ 60.00 per person
Non Member US$ 90.00 per person

For more information

Please contact Isabel Czech at or +1 551-427-0790

This webinar is produced by ALPSP with support from Copyright Clearance Center.


Upcoming Dates for this event

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