[PAST EVENT] 23rd Biennial Ferguson Publishing Seminar

November 3, 2018
9am - 4pm
Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

The 2018 seminar on publishing, the twenty-third in the series, is designed to introduce William & Mary students to the general nature of book and magazine publishing and to the prospects for a career in book, magazine, and media editing, design and production, and sales and marketing. Learn about publishing careers first hand and network with outstanding professionals working in a range of traditional and digital publishing settings. 

Students: RSVP via Tribe Forms.

Payment of a $10 fee is required to guarantee your reservation. Please bring cash or check to Julia Brown, Cohen Career Center, Room 111 by 10/26, to guarantee your reservation.

Saturday, 11/3/2018

  9:00 AM Continental Breakfast

  9:30 AM The Role of the Agent

                    Gary Morris BA ?89, Literary Agent, David Black Literary Agency

10:15 AM The Role of the Editor

                    Scott Moyers BA ?90, MA ?91, VP and Publisher of Penguin Press (Penguin Random House)

11:15 AM The Role of the Publicist

                    Russell Perreault, VP/Executive Director of Publicity & Social Media, Vintage/Anchor Books (Knopf Doubleday)

12:15 PM Lunch and casual networking

1:30 PM Working in Digital Media  

                    Justin Miller BA ?13, Digital Designer at Equinox

                    Ellie Kaufman BA ?13, Associate Producer, Newsgathering, CNN

                    Katie Sharp BA ?14, Manager, Video Growth & Publishing, VICE Media

  3:00 PM First Jobs & Career Prospects

                    Claire Gillespie BA ?16, Assistant to the CEO, The Cheney Agency

                    Samantha Farkas BA ?15, Subsidiary Rights Coordinator, Penguin Young Readers

                    Kayla Sharpe BA ?17, Copy Editor, POLITICO Pro

                    Catherine Walshak BA ?15, Integrated Advertising Executive, Baltimore Magazine

   3:45 PM Closing Q&A