The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s (SSP’s) Career Development Committee has launched a podcast series for early career publishing professionals. Co-hosted by Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science), the podcast series offers advice and discussion on how early career publishing professionals can add to their skill sets, develop networks, and take advantage of opportunities. The series presents interviews and insights from experienced professionals on how to navigate one’s career in a diverse and ever-changing landscape of scholarly communications.

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The first podcast episode covers the topic of mentorship and includes two interviews with Katy Alexander (Global Director of Marketing and Communications at Digital Science) and Jennifer Landsberg (Product Manager at Cell Press), who speak about their experiences as a mentor and mentee, respectively. The hosts also discuss some results from a survey that was sent out to the community. The survey questions included ‘What advice would you have given your younger self?’ and ‘What was your worst career mistake?’

Episode 2 will be coming out later this year. We hope you enjoy listening, and please feel free to comment below.


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3 Thoughts on "SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 1"

This episode was great! I really enjoyed hearing everyone’s perspective and it has a lot of takeaways. I am passing it along to colleagues so they can enjoy it as well. Looking forward to episode 2.

Excellent, and thoughtful for people at all career stages. Thanks for presenting this.

This is terrific, Meredith and Sara! Well done and thank you – looking forward to more episodes!

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