The publishing industry includes careers based in a variety of areas including books, magazines, corporate and trade publications and within online media. Companies can vary from multinational corporations to small niche publishing houses. Digital media is a growth area for the industry.
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Most employers are looking for a love of books and the written word, commercial and business awareness, interest in and understanding of the industry, eye for detail and curiosity and enthusiasm.
Internships are highly sought after and some of the most well known houses are taken well in advance.
Relevant experience could include working on the Boar, organising publicity leaflets for a society, working in a bookshop/library. A relevant period of work experience is very helpful. Office experience of any kind is considered helpful by many publishing firm.
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The UK's leading representative voice for books, journal, audio and electronic publishers.Go
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