Publishing professionals with a desire to influence their sector beyond their day job are being invited to join panels being put together by the creative industry watchdog.
The panels, which will be “vital in shaping future strategies” for UK publishing, will comprise both employers and individuals who work in offline or online roles, said Creative Skillset.
In particular, panellists will likely work within news or business media, magazines and books or journals, and must not be afraid to have their say on the state of UK publishing.
That’s because they will be asked their opinions on all industry matters, ranging from skills gaps and training to the future needs or challenges of publishing, and the creative sector as a whole.
According to the watchdog, there will be no more than four short surveys a year, and contributors will get “priority access” to the results of the surveys, which feature a maximum of 10 questions at a time.
“Only by building a comprehensive picture of the workforce, its strengths and its future skills needs can we implement measures to ensure the industry, and professionals within it, remain world-class,” said Stephen Page, Creative Skillset board member.
“One way of identifying needs and determining solutions for the industry is via panel participation. If you want to influence your sector beyond your day-to-day job, then I urge you to register”.
The next survey will take place from 14-20 October 2013, and will focus on the future trends of the industry, including skills needs, technological advancements and investment opportunities.
Skillset reflected: “Registration takes a matter of minutes, and everyone who
registers by 13 October 2013 will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 John