New job.


Hello everyone, I’m Catriona and today I have something very, very exciting to share with you You may remember, I’ve only mentioned this very briefly a couple of times in videos Last year I applied for an unpaid internship at an Australian publishing house, named Pantera Press They’re responsible for publishing some books that I’ve read, including Akarnae by Lynette Noni and Killing Adonis by J.M. Donellan Essentially, I was offered a position as an Editorial and Marketing intern with them last year and I have been interning since September Honestly it’s been, I think the most positive work experience I’ve ever had I absolutely love working with the people there It’s such an incredible and wonderful team It’s just so exciting getting a bit of an insight into the behind-the-scenes goings on that happens in the publishing industry and overall, I’ve just really, really enjoyed my time there But unfortunately, I won’t be there much longer Well it’s bittersweet, really Last week I heard about a part-time position that opened up with Bloomsbury Australia and I went through the interview process and I’ve just been offered a job as their Digital & Social Media Coordinator I’m just kind of like, it’s so surreal I’m so excited, and just… *breath* Wow. I will be starting my new job with Bloomsbury in like a week or so I wanted to make this video and share this with you now for a couple of reasons The main one being, that I wanted to let you know that I will still be keeping my YouTube channel and my work separate I want to be extremely transparent with you guys about the fact that I will be working for a publisher because I want you guys to be assured in the fact that my work isn’t going to influence my opinions that I share about books on this channel With any books that I do read that I absolutely love of course, I will want to rave about them on my channel and share it with you guys But if the case arises where there is a book that I read that I don’t love, then I want you to be aware that I am under no obligation to talk about it on my channel This is something that I discussed during the interview process, but I will never be asked to positively promote a book that I don’t love on this channel, so I want you to be aware of that Just in case any of you had any concerns at all I want to be completely transparent about the fact that this is where I’m working, but it’s not going to influence the content that you see The second reason why I wanted to make this video is because I’m thinking of doing a bit of a Q&A that’s focused on working within the publishing industry, both as an unpaid intern as well as working as a paid empoyee Now since I haven’t quite started yet I’m going to wait a little while before I put up this Q&A but I wanted to open up the comment section down below for your questions, if there’s anything that you are curious about There’s going to be so much that I’m learning especially at the beginning of this new job so I want to wait until I have a bit more experience and knowledge behind me before I go in and answer your questions with as much accuracy and information as possible But I did want to put forward to you guys the fact that I will be doing this Q&A so you have plenty of time to ask me your questions I also want to say a huge, huge thank you to you guys, for all of the support and the love that you’ve shown me for the past 5 1/2 years because I wouldn’t have been given so many of the opportunities that I have, including this one and I wouldn’t have been able to do some of the incredible things that I’ve had the chance to do without your support, so I want to say thank you so, so much, it really means a lot to me I’m just so incredibly thankful and I really, truly appreciate and love you all That is my really, really exciting news I just couldn’t wait to share it with you guys Thank you guys so much for watching I hope you enjoyed it Until next time, though, I’ll talk to you in the comments Bye!

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