Diversity/Recruit and Retain Committee
Committee contact: Tina Jordan
AAP's Diversity/Recruit & Retain Committee works to attract more talented, diverse voices to the book publishing industry.
At the heart of the Committee’s work is the “Book Yourself a Career” campaign, and the centerpiece of the campaign is the Bookjobs.com website. Bookjobs.com serves as a comprehensive database of jobs and internships in the industry as well as a “one-stop-shopping” resource for information about book publishing. The jobs database includes job and internship listings from nearly 300 book publishers of all types — large and small, consumer, professional, and educational. The website has a wealth of information including types of publishers; information about various companies, types of jobs in publishing, matches between college majors and particular job departments, publishing programs, and events in the industry.
The DRRC has a College Outreach initiative to publicize the website on college campuses, with a focus on those schools with high academic standards and a diverse student population.
LATEST NEWS IN DIVERSITY:
Las Comadres Announces Sixth Annual National Latino Book Club Titles
Launching its sixth year of promoting diverse, compelling Latina and Latino authors, the national organization Las Comadres Para Las Americas has released the first three selections of the 2013 “Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club.” Las Comadres is also holding a January 28 teleconference featuring the January selections. Click here for more information on the selections and teleconference.