Helping you find a career in the publishing industry
Publishing is entering a new era. With technological developments the industry has changed drastically, which has opened up many new opportunities within the field, making it a fantastic time to get involved in publishing.
The general areas that you can work within are editorial, design, production, sales and marketing.
Editorial work is concerned with the text. You would work with writers to improve their work and have responsibilities such as proofreading to ensure that published work meets the high standards that are expected. If you're passionate about words and writing, editorial will be the department for you.
As a designer in publishing you would be involved with the visual aspects of a publication such as cover art, marketing material or visuals inside a text. For this work it is likely that you will need to be able to use computer-assisted design (CAD) software.
Sales and marketing teams are responsible for planning and implementing the marketing strategy for any publication and making sure that it is reaching the right audiences and delivering the right message. These roles demand a combination of the creative and the analytical.