Careers & Training

PANZ is committed to maintaining and encouraging a high standard of professionalism within our industry.
PANZ is involved in a range of initiatives to assist publishers new to the industry and to ensure that existing personnel enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities.

PANZ Training Programme

PANZ has restructured the CLNZ-funded training programme to make publisher training more targeted, and to achieve maximum impact for members.

The programme now consists of three parts: the Mentoring Programme, aimed at business owners and top management; the International Career Development Fund, aimed at senior and middle staff; and the Workshop Programme aimed at all members of PANZ, especially beginner and intermediate levels.

The annual PANZ conference will further support the programme; every second conference will be more workshop/hands-on, to support beginner and intermediate staff learning.

In addition, the W.E. & M.L. Forde Scholarship will allow one senior publishing professional to attend the Yale Publishing course in Connecticut, USA.

Mentoring Programme

The mentoring programme is intended to help individual members become better publishers and business owners; and to share the knowledge of the many experienced members with others in a structured environment.

Who is it for?
The programme is aimed at business owners and heads of publishing houses in trade and educational publishing who may be:

  • without access to on-job development, or
  • lacking skill in a particular area such as financial, business strategy, publishing list development, or
  • in growth mode and/or about to undertake big change, or need to make change but are unsure what the change should be

The mentorship is intended as an active programme with measurable outputs. PANZ will provide a simple structure and guidelines for the mentor and the protégé.

Structure

We suggest the mentor and protégé each sign up for six months, after an initial meeting to establish whether the mentor and protégé are the right fit. This meeting would typically include a series of questions, and a SWOT analysis and identification of goals for the mentorship. The protégé will enter into a contract with PANZ and the mentor. At the end of the period the mentor and protégé will complete feedback on what worked and what didn’t work. A neutral mentoring overseer will be appointed to turn to in case the mentor-protégé relationship is not working, with a subsequent simple process to follow.

How the mentors are selected

PANZ has a list of approved potential mentors with a variety of expertise in different fields and will aim to match the mentor and protégé. The applicant is welcome to suggest their own mentor but acceptance will be at PANZ discretion.

Criteria

All applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently a member of PANZ
  • Be a head of a publishing house or a business owner

Application process:

  • Applicants need to demonstrate in their application the significance a successful mentorship will have to their business or career
  • Applicants will be asked to report directly to PANZ on the result of the mentorship
  • Applicants will be selected twice-annually by an independent committee established by PANZ council
  • Applications must be made using the relevant form
  • The mentorship will be free of cost for the protégé
  • Funding will be awarded to the mentor at the discretion of the committee and correspondence will not be entered into

Awarding of funding:

  • On completion of the programme, mentors and protégés will be required to submit feedback to PANZ on the form provided
  • Mentors will be awarded funds on completion of the feedback form
  • No payment will be made for the initial meeting
Applications

Applications for the mentoring programme fund will be called twice yearly (July and February).

Download the PANZ Mentorship Application Form below.

The International Career Development Fund

The International Career Development Fund is aimed at senior and mid-level publishing staff, to fund participation in an international course, fellowship or internship. The fund will be used to further big ambitions and career changing initiatives: much of the benefit of the programme will be in the long term relationships developed with other professionals working in the same area.

Up to three applications will be funded per year, each eligible for a maximum of $3000 funding.

All applicants will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Be currently employed by a member of PANZ
  • Be able to demonstrate the support of their employer in their application
  • Have been involved in the New Zealand publishing industry for at least 12 months
Funding is available for, but not limited to:
  • Attendance at relevant international courses such as the Oxford Brookes Publishing Course, the Yale Publishing Course
  • International internships researched and initiated by the applicant such as the Curtis Brown internship
  • Courses and fellowships such as Book Fair Fellowships
Application process:
  • Applicants need to demonstrate in their application the significance a successful application will have to their career
  • Applicants should include letters of support from three members of the industry
  • Applicants will be required to report in writing directly to PANZ within six weeks of the conclusion of their course/fellowship/internship/return to NZ using the form provided, and to give a public presentation to PANZ members when opportunity arises (such as conference)
  • Applicants will be asked to keep a travel diary or blog during the time they are away
  • Funding will be awarded twice-annually by an independent committee established by PANZ council
  • Applications must be made using the relevant form
  • Funding awards will be for a maximum of $3,000 and will be matched dollar for dollar by the member’s own organisation. The applicant therefore needs the approval and support of his or her own organisation
  • Funding will be awarded at the discretion of the committee and correspondence will not be entered into
Awarding of funding:

PANZ will award funding on confirmation of course/fellowship/internship booking and receipt of an invoice Applicants unable to attend their designated course/fellowship/internship must inform PANZ as soon as possible and will be required to reapply in a subsequent round if they wish to attend at a later date and any funding must be repaid in full to PANZ Applications for the International Career Development fund will be called twice yearly (July and February).

Download an International Career Development Application Form below.

International Publishing Courses

International Publishing Summer School – Oxford Brookes University Oxford, UK

A two-week course bringing together publishers from around the world to develop new skills as international publishers and to discuss issues of importance to our industry. The course will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Learn from highly experienced tutors based at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, the market leader in publishing education
  • Focus on new technologies, and recognize which will be the most effective in helping you build a business
  • Hear from top industry speakers about how they have created, developed and sold products and services to a range of markets
  • Gain a better appreciation of how publishing works internationally
  • Improve your knowledge across a range of publishing areas – editorial, production, sales and marketing – all with a focus on the latest technology
  • Try out a range of new skills in breakout groups and workshop situations
  • Visit key industry players at the cutting edge of digital developments

For more details: click here

Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies – Connecticut, USA

This interactive program at Yale offers a distinctive educational experience for mid- to senior-level publishing professionals. The cutting-edge curriculum tackles today’s most crucial issues – from innovative ways to increase revenues and integrate your print and digital strategies to brand
extension in an ever-expanding global economy. The program combines provocative lectures with smaller group discussions and mentoring sessions with expert industry leaders and faculty members from the Yale School of Management. Enrollment is limited to 70 participants.

For more details: click here

International Fellowships

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany – Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship
Details here

Guadalajara International Book Fair – FIL Rights Exchange Programme
Details here

International Publishing Fellowship – Publishing Scotland
Details here

ITEF-Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival ITEF-Professional Meetings Fellowship Programme.
Details here

Jerusalem International Book Fair – The Zev Birger Fellowship.
Details here

Salon du Livre, Paris, BIEF Fellowship Programme.
Details here

Taipei International Book Fair Fellowship Programme, Taiwan.
Details here

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.
Details here

W.E & M.L Forde Publishing Scholarship to the Yale Book Publishing Course

Thanks to the generosity of the late Margaret Forde a scholarship of NZ $13,000 is available to one publisher to attend the Yale Book Publishing course held annually in mid-July on the Yale University Campus. The scholarship is to be awarded  annually from 2016-2019 inclusive.  Applications from PANZ members are called for in October.

Background to the Scholarship

Woodhurst E Forde (Ted) and his wife, Margaret came to New Zealand from Glasgow where they had both worked at William Collins & Sons. Ted was in charge of publishing in the Bible Department and Margaret was secretary to Ian Collins, the Vice-Chairman of the company. They decided they wanted a change and contacted the New Zealand branch of the company who were here in New Zealand selling books and stationery. On arrival in the late 1950s Ted was employed by the company to produce non-fiction books of a general nature and Margaret was secretary to the Managing Director.

When Ted retired, Margaret did too, but they continued to publish for William Collins on a freelance basis. After Ted’s death, Margaret continued editing and proof-reading for David Bateman Ltd, the publishers in Auckland.

On her death in 2014, she left a legacy to fund a scholarship in publishing. The scholarship is to be awarded  annually from 2016-2019 inclusive.

Yale Book Publishing Course

The Yale Publishing Course (YPC) is a week-long intensive classroom-based course for mid- to senior-level book professionals in all areas of publishing: management, editorial, business development, digital strategy, design and production, advertising, sales, and marketing. With a challenging and timely curriculum, YPC focuses on introducing you to new strategies and ways of thinking in a highly intimate seminar environment. The YPC experience exposes you to an international network of peers and an expert faculty composed of Yale faculty and thought leaders in the industry. More details here.

Criteria

All applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently employed by a member of PANZ
  • Be able to demonstrate the support of their employer in their application
  • Have been involved in the New Zealand publishing industry for at least 12 months (the course is aimed at mid-senior level book professionals)
  • Priority (but not exclusivity) will be given to New Zealand-based independent publishers
Application process

Application process:

  • Applicants need to demonstrate in their application the significance a successful application will have to their career.
  • Applications must be received by  31 October.
  • Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been successful by 30 November.
  • Applicants will be required to report in writing directly to PANZ within four weeks of the conclusion of their course using the form supplied, and to give a public presentation to PANZ members when opportunity arises (such as conference).
  • Applicants will be asked to keep a travel diary or blog during the time they are away.
Awarding of Funding

Awarding of funding:

  • Applications for the Yale Publishing course open in October of the year preceding the course. A non-refundable application fee of US$50.00 is payable on application to the Yale course. The successful scholarship recipient must apply for the Yale Publishing course before the end of December. 
  • NZ $9,000 of the scholarship will be awarded on 20 February once confirmation of acceptance on the course has been proven to cover the full course costs.
  •  Full payment of course fees is due before 1 March. (Full course fee is approx. US$5500.00).
  • The remaining NZ $4,000 scholarship will be paid out by Mid-April once confirmation of flight bookings has been received. 
  • The funds can be used to cover course fees, travel and accommodation costs and daily living expenses during the trip. The applicant is responsible for all course booking and travel arrangements. Any additional costs will be the responsibility of the applicant. 
  • The successful applicant will need the support of their employer, or be able to cover themselves, any costs incurred not covered by the scholarship (and to cover the initial Yale application fee and flight bookings). 
  • Applicants unable to attend the course for ANY reason must inform PANZ as soon possible and any funding must be repaid in full to PANZ immediately. For this reason we strongly suggest travel insurance is purchased as soon as travel dates are confirmed.
Applications

Applications for the  W.E & M.L Forde Publishing Scholarship to the Yale Book Publishing Course 2018 are now closed.

 

More Training Resources

Training Workshops

The result of the PANZ survey clearly showed that members prioritise chances for networking with other publishers and courses in:

  • Digital publishing
  • Digital marketing
  • Rights
  • Contracts

The training workshops are intended to differentiate between beginner and intermediate courses, with overseas presenters brought in where possible and desirable. Regular networking events are held in Auckland and Wellington.

Whitireia Publishing Programme

Whitireia Polytechnic offer a key training course for publishing in New Zealand. The publishing programme is an introduction to all aspects of the publishing process, including editing, marketing and book production. It is available online or at the Wellington campus.

Intern Programme

PANZ and the Whitireia publishing programme, in association with Creative New Zealand, provide internship opportunities for three new graduates of the Whitireia publishing programme to enter the publishing industry each year.

Jobs in Publishing

PANZ welcomes publishers to submit their latest job postings. Contact anne@publishers.org.nz for details and rates.

International Publishing Courses

International Publishing Summer School – Oxford Brookes University Oxford, UK

A two-week course bringing together publishers from around the world to develop new skills as international publishers and to discuss issues of importance to our industry. The course will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Learn from highly experienced tutors based at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, the market leader in publishing education
  • Focus on new technologies, and recognize which will be the most effective in helping you build a business
  • Hear from top industry speakers about how they have created, developed and sold products and services to a range of markets
  • Gain a better appreciation of how publishing works internationally
  • Improve your knowledge across a range of publishing areas – editorial, production, sales and marketing – all with a focus on the latest technology
  • Try out a range of new skills in breakout groups and workshop situations
  • Visit key industry players at the cutting edge of digital developments

For more details: click here

Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies – Connecticut, USA

This interactive program at Yale offers a distinctive educational experience for mid- to senior-level publishing professionals. The cutting-edge curriculum tackles today’s most crucial issues – from innovative ways to increase revenues and integrate your print and digital strategies to brand
extension in an ever-expanding global economy. The program combines provocative lectures with smaller group discussions and mentoring sessions with expert industry leaders and faculty members from the Yale School of Management. Enrollment is limited to 70 participants.

For more details: click here

International Fellowships

Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany – Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship
Details here

Guadalajara International Book Fair – FIL Rights Exchange Programme
Details here

International Publishing Fellowship – Publishing Scotland
Details here

ITEF-Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival ITEF-Professional Meetings Fellowship Programme.
Details here

Jerusalem International Book Fair – The Zev Birger Fellowship.
Details here

Salon du Livre, Paris, BIEF Fellowship Programme.
Details here

Taipei International Book Fair Fellowship Programme, Taiwan.
Details here

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.
Details here