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Young publishers get introduction to the NUJ

12 November 2018

Young professionals and students with aspirations of enjoying careers in book publishing were the latest targets of the NUJ’s recruitment drive.

The union hosted a stand at the Society of Young Publishers Conference at the London College of Communications, where more than 200 delegates met to discuss the future of the industry. Fiona Swarbrick, national organiser for magazines, books, public relations and communications, spoke to delegates about the benefits of NUJ membership. She said:

“The conference delegates were really engaged and enthusiastic about the prospect of a future in book publishing and they were very keen to hear about what our union has to offer.
“The NUJ is proud of the work it does for members in books, including at organised workplaces at Penguin Random House, LexisNexis and Faber & Faber and we are working hard to recruit people who have recently entered the sector.
“It is crucial that young publishing professionals at the beginning of their careers join the NUJ as we can support them as they pursue better pay, working conditions and standards. The delegates we spoke to seemed genuinely interested in the work the NUJ does for its members and we are hopeful we will have recruited some new faces as a result of that engagement.”

The NUJ has become a regular a presence at the Society of Young Publishers Conference.

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