The SSP Career Development Committee’s Professional Skills Map is in its second iteration, and the results are presented here. The Skills Map aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal strengths and interpersonal and technical skills, and then map those skill sets to fitting roles across the industry, empowering them to advance in their current roles and explore potential career paths they may not have previously considered.
Karen Stanwood is the Editorial Director, Health Care Books and Journals at SLACK Incorporated. Karen has been in the journals group at SLACK since 1995, having worked her way up from Assistant Editor to Editorial Director. In her current role, she’s the point person for workflow implementation, efficiency, and standardization focusing on policies/procedures and technical troubleshooting.