Alumni Panel Discussion on Careers in Publishing
Ellen Archer '84, Elizabeth Mahoney '95, Kim Miller '97 and Alison Root '00 will participate in a panel discussion, "Careers in Publishing," on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Dwight Lounge. The panelists will speak about their experiences in the fields of both book and magazine publishing. This event is sponsored by the Career Center.
Archer, who majored in French at Hamilton, is vice president and publisher of Hyperion Books, the adult trade publishing division of the Walt Disney company. Hyperion is a general interest publisher of fiction and nonfiction hardcover and paperback books. As publisher, Ellen oversees the publishing campaigns for approximately 130 books a year. She supervises the company's editorial, publicity, sales, marketing, art and production departments. Her first job she held in book publishing was as publicity assistant at Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.
Mahoney, who majored in English literature, is merchandising manager at Architectural Digest magazine. She was the assistant design editor at Metropolitan Home magazine.
Miller Time, who majored in philosophy and minored in economics at Hamilton, has spent the last three years working in partnership marketing at People magazine and recently accepted a business development role at Time Direct Ventures, a division of AOL Time Warner, to develop new business initiatives for Time Inc.'s 64 magazine titles. Prior to working at People, she worked in Time Inc.'s corporate Media, Sales and Marketing department and at Synapse Group Inc., a small marketing company, in an entrepreneurial position launching a new direct marketing division.
Root, who graduated with a double major in philosophy and English literature, is editorial assistant at Random House Children's Books. She began in the Associate Program (its training and rotational program) for six months, settled in Children's Publicity for a year and a half, and now has been in editorial, working on middle grade and young adult books, for almost a year. Some of her day-to-day responsibilities include reading manuscripts, writing flap copy, creating information for the sales force, writing reader reports and corresponding with authors.