By Atwood Tate
Unfortunately, many entry-level publishing jobs do ask for degrees – however, this is not true for all companies. Penguin Random House has dropped the requirement for a university degree, as part of their commitment to promoting diversity in publishing. They also run the Scheme, which although extremely competitive, is an education-blind approach to recruiting future talent!
Whilst having a degree can be beneficial, particularly with regards to Academic and STM (Science, Technical, Medical) publishing, it is not always necessary. So do not fret if you have a degree in an ‘unrelated’ topic or have no degree at all.
Published November 2017 as part of #workinpublishing week.
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