In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) speaks to SSP President Miranda Walker (Associate Director, Medical Journals, Wolters Kluwer). In addition to reviewing the highlights of her presidency thus far and looking ahead to 2023, Miranda delves into the role of early career professionals (ECPs) in the industry and within SSP directly. Miranda and Meredith discuss the benefits of organizations like SSP to ECPs, and opportunities that Miranda has been able to take advantage of on her own career path.

Miranda takes listeners through her career trajectory leading up to her current involvement and presidency with SSP. She clarifies the purpose of SSP’s Board of Directors to make strategic plans for the future while evolving the ongoing work of prior SSP leadership, supported by the work of over 250 volunteers. SSP’s newly introduced Core Values of Community, Inclusivity, Adaptability, and Integrity are underlined as part of this work. Miranda urges ECPs to see themselves as leaders, especially when it comes to innovative ways of creating, hosting, and disseminating scholarly content. In addition, Miranda touches on ways ECPs can stay informed of timely goings-on in the industry and beyond to both identify connections between the wider world and their relevant publishing landscapes and feel empowered to contribute to the conversation. Listeners will get a bite-sized review of SSP’s past year, issues its membership will be grappling with in 2023, and useful career ideas to consider going into the new year.

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Background on this podcast series

SSP’s Career Development Committee launched this podcast series in 2019 to offer advice and discussion on how early career publishing professionals can add to their skill sets, develop networks, and take advantage of new 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. If you have any feedback for the hosts, creators, or for future episodes, please email