How to Get a Job in Publishing?

For me now, no way. In the future – I also don’t think this will happen to me… I’m very realistic person, like be in silence and don’t like to speak loud, I’m very calm, and thinking slowly, before tell you something or write about. But anyway I like to dream and to imagine something like that. Why not? It’s just some kind of thinking about something, even if I believe in materialization of my thoughts. But if you have money and don’t worry about next freelance months without paying, well, you can do all what you want: write articles in the journals, create sites and looking for the angel investors. Be blogger/vlogger with filters instagram photos in your profile and all will be fine…(just only if you aren’t incredibly stupid, weird and very ugly).

A Blogger is a person who expresses their opinion, whether through by simply writing about their day or something else on the internet. A Vlogger is similar, but uses video rather than a written piece.
Blogs and vlogs  now is a key part of the internet. Many companies have started to pick up on their importance.They will hire bloggers to write about their products on a regular basis, or they may pay an already popular vlogger to mention their product in their latest video. Alternatively, it is possible to make a career out of either by selling ad-space in your videos or on your blogs webpage.
But in this case blogger or vlogger, in my opinion, is becoming like an PR manager or someone, who is responsible for a content about products in the company. Social media channels, (such as Twitter and Facebook), and blogs are also great resources for connecting with people in the industry.

Most publishing jobs are based in big cities, as London, New-York,
Paris, where entry-level prospects are good. The opportunities to enter the department always exist in some areas, such as editorial, which more popular and competitive than others, but it is really hard, when it comes to being noticed, nothing beats experience, internships and work experience. These schemes are so popular because they give us a chance to assess the individual. Are you a hard worker, cheerful, enthusiastic? If you impress the publisher at this point, they might think of you first when they have a suitable job. If you want to get a job in publishing you need to have some sort of experience in this area. Alternatively just think about writing a literary blog/vlog and promote it via your social networks, because you never know whose eye it may catch. (More than less you could never be noticed…)

Also you need to know that publishing is not well paid so you really need to love what you will do. Your roles also will be vary and it could depending on what department you work in and while salaries are reasonable. Education in that will also support  for a creative process. A career in the industry you want to work alongside like-minded people, can be your chance to work with a variety of creative professionals and to get from them a very rewarding experience. Working under the same roof and towards the same end goal you can achieve more than with blogging or vlogging by yourself.
Plus – the opportunities will differ depending on whether you work for a larger or smaller publisher. Each has pros and cons. For example, the chance to meet and work alongside high-profile authors, well-known publishing houses and experienced colleagues.

  • Sharpen your skills – demonstrate knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar. You won’t get the job if you can’t spell
  • Target your applications – start your cover letter from scratch and do your research into the department’s role within the publishing process
  • Speak up – don’t be afraid to have a view, particularly with editorial assistant roles, the interviewer will be keen to know what you thought of the book you are discussing
  • Think outside the box – don’t just apply for the editorial positions that everyone else is applying for. Find out if marketing, publicity, rights or sales appeals to you