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Andy Long, Auckland University Press

Andy Long, Auckland University Press

Name: Andy Long Role: Marketing and Sales Manager Company: Auckland University Press My first job in publishing was... I got the digital marketing assistant role at Random House New Zealand in 2011. I'm currently (re)reading... The Infinite Game by Niki Harré as I and...

Craig Gamble, Victoria University Press

Craig Gamble, Victoria University Press

Name: Craig Gamble Role: Publishing Manager Company: Victoria University Press My first job in publishing was: I started in the book trade at Whitcoulls, before moving to the Publisher’s Agents Samuels Brown, begun by Margaret Samuels and Neil Brown. Not long after...

Tania Mackenzie-Cooke, Hachette NZ

Tania Mackenzie-Cooke, Hachette NZ

Name: Tania Mackenzie-Cooke Role: Publicity Manager Company: Hachette NZ My first job in publishing was... This one! After 20 years of being a journalist and radio producer I jumped ship to Hachette two years ago and have never looked back! I'm currently reading...  A...

Jenny Thomas, Cengage Learning

Jenny Thomas, Cengage Learning

Name: Jenny Thomas Role: Publishing Editor Company: Cengage Learning My first job in publishing was... As an author!  I was teaching English at a local secondary school and was approached to co-author a junior language skills book for New House Publishers.  Luckily,...

Debra Millar, Point Publishing

Debra Millar, Point Publishing

Name:  Debra Millar Role:  Owner/publisher Company:  Point Publishing Limited My first job in publishing was... I joined Annabel Langbein Media in 2009 after working for 20 years as a journalist and then magazine publisher with ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media), so I...

Sarah Yankelowitz, Penguin Random House NZ

Sarah Yankelowitz, Penguin Random House NZ

Name: Sarah Yankelowitz Role: Project Editor Company: Penguin Random House New Zealand My first job in publishing was... While I was studying at Whitireia, I’d hop across to Gecko Press a couple of afternoons each week to help process and pack their online orders....

Don Long, Lift Education E Tu

Don Long, Lift Education E Tu

Name: Don Long Role: Publisher Company: Lift Education E Tu My first job in publishing was... Co-editing Edge, a New Zealand-based international literary journal. We published New Zealand writers such as James K. Baxter, Ian Wedde, and Bill Manhire beside overseas...

Sophia Egan-Reid, Mary Egan Publishing

Sophia Egan-Reid, Mary Egan Publishing

  Name: Sophia Egan-Reid Role: Publisher Company: Mary Egan Publishing My first job in publishing was: Cleaning the office of my parents' publishing services business at 15 years old. Since then I have been an office manager, accounts person, marketing assistant,...

Keryn Modricker, Wendy Pye Publishing / Sunshine Books

Keryn Modricker, Wendy Pye Publishing / Sunshine Books

Name: Keryn Modricker Role: Production Co-ordinator (jack-of-all-trades) Company: Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd/Sunshine Books My first job in publishing was: As above (12.5 years on!) but my role has grown in more ways than I would have ever expected and I enjoy working...

Sophie Siers, Millwood Press

Sophie Siers, Millwood Press

Name: Sophie Siers Role: Everything! Company: Millwood Press My first job in publishing was... I think I was packing books for my parents before I was 10!  They had a building in Buckle Street that we use to go to after school and do odd jobs.  After they moved...