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AUPresses Sponsored Webinar: Interviewing Best Practices: Tips from University Press Professionals

Sponsored by Jack Farrell & Associates

Your resume and cover letter have opened the door and you’ve scheduled that interview you’ve been hoping for, but now what?

Interviewing, whether for a new job or a different position with your current press, is an important part of the hiring process, and can be a nerve-racking experience. Developing successful interviewing skills can help you be at ease in the interview room and help you convey why you’re the best fit for the role. The AUPresses Professional Development Committee has partnered with Paths in Publishing to launch a highly-practical discussion on standout interview practices. We’ll address best practices for before, during and after the interview, how to convey your experience with confidence, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to follow up afterwards. Through real-life examples from professionals across the publishing landscape, this webinar will benefit those at every stage of their career. This will be a space to ask the interview questions you’ve always wanted to ask and hear experiences from colleagues in the field.

As part of your registration, we encourage you to list any specific topics you would like the panelists to address.

Michelle Komie is publisher for art and architecture at Princeton University Press, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to this she worked in acquisitions at Yale University Press for 13 years.

Kate Danser is Director of Human Resources at Princeton University Press. She oversees all HR initiatives to ensure alignment with organizational strategy and goals and is a member of the senior management team.

Rachael Levay (she/her) is the Editor-in-Chief of the University Press of Colorado and acquires for the Utah State University Press. She was previously the Marketing and Sales Director at the University of Washington Press and currently serves on the AUPresses Board of Directors. She lives in Pocatello, Idaho with her family.

Emily Powers (she/her) is senior marketing manager at Beacon Press. She has been in publishing for almost 10 years and previously worked at Cornell University Press. Emily lives outside Boston.

Nicole Solano (she/her) is an executive editor at Rutgers University Press, and co-chair of the AUPresses Professional Development Committee.

Event Details

AUPresses Professional Development Committee and Paths in Publishing


September 20, 2022 – September 20, 2022


2pm ET

Mae AUPresses yn hyrwyddo rôl hanfodol cymuned ar draws y byd o gyhoeddwyr sydd â chenhadaeth i sicrhau rhagoriaeth academaidd a meithrin gwybodaeth.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Welsh