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Media and Publishing careers

How to get in to the media This is one of the most popular and competitive of all graduate career areas

The publishing sector produces printed and digital information for the individual and corporate consumer. This includes books, magazines, journals, newspapers, databases, directories, electronic media and websites. Within book publishing, the general or consumer book sector produces mass-market paperbacks, adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, audio books, illustrated or reference books. The book publishing sector is currently stable with some areas of decline and some growth areas.

Publishing is a highly competitive industry, with thousands of graduates applying for relatively few advertised jobs. Industry knowledge and work experience are key to finding work in this area. One of the main challenges for all kinds of publishing is utilisation of the internet and other digital channels to maximise growth and reach the right customers with the right products