The YALC Working Group is a small collection of publishing professionals working on YA fiction who help to support YALC in an advisory capacity. The working group position is something that is live year-round, but most active from January-July. An outline of what this responsibility entails can be found here but largely it is to work together to deliver a fantastic event. This will involve consultation with programming the schedule, helping with general promotional marketing and branding ideas and being the main touchpoint from a publishing perspective for YALC. Please read through the responsibilities carefully and ensure you are willing and able to give the time required, as well as signing this off with your manager. This is a voluntary post and does require attending meetings during work hours and ideally during the event weekend you will also be able to help out with YALC activities as well as your own publishing stand/authors, but this is flexible and the crew are also on hand.
The working group is a unit that works as one to help make YALC one of the best events of its kind in the UK, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for those who are passionate about YA to help shape the weekend.
We would like to invite people working in a publishing role to apply by sending their CV and a short paragraph explaining why they would like to join the group to firstname.lastname@example.org We are looking to ensure a spread of big group and independent publishers as well as ensure a cohesive team with a good range of skills, so if you are not successful this year, it may be that the opportunity comes up again next year