Work in Publishing

Publishing is the home of creativity and communication. It’s where the world’s most brilliant and original minds bring their ideas to be presented to the world. From research scientists to children’s book illustrators, from celebrity chefs to Nobel Laureates, publishing is about communicating ideas and connecting people with content that matters. Publishers are at the heart of the information economy, getting those ideas out to the world and the people that need them. 

Work in Publishing Week

Work in Publishing Week took place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November this year. Details of Work in Publishing Week 2021 will be updated shortly.

Our national campaign to inspire young people aged 14-24 to pursue a career in publishing includes events, activity across social media and content on our website.

We aim to:     

  • Provide practical support and guidance for those looking to enter the industry including CV and interview tips;
  • Showcase the breadth of career opportunities in publishing, from editorial to IT, through case studies and job profiles;
  • Champion industry professionals from a diverse range of diverse backgrounds through Q&As with professionals at all levels of the publishing business;
  • Challenge common myths and assumptions about the industry (e.g. that a ‘creative’ career isn’t a secure one)

Thank you to everyone who got involved in this year’s #WorkInPublishing Week! Although #WorkInPublishing week has come to an end, you can refer back to the hashtag for insight into the publishing industry, and get publishing careers information on our website, all year round.

Download the Work in Publishing 2020 Toolkit below