Question by Megan: How hard is it to get a job in publishing?
I am an undergraduate English major/ Journalism minor and I desperately want to work as an editorial assistant. I would prefer to work at a publishing house for fiction books (E.g. Randomhouse, Penguin Group, or HarperCollins) Do I have a chance? I have 2 internships under my belt- one writing articles for a small weekly newspaper and the other working at an independent production company writing scripts. I plan on doing one more internship at a small arts magazine, which should give me an additional boost. My university is a decent public school. I am moving to NYC upon graduating and I am not worried about salary; I basically just want to get a job doing something involving books or writing. Thanks for any help or advice!!
Answer by tiptruck
Look for a part time job in a bookshop, preferably a small, independent bookshop (not Borders); that should bring you into contact with authors and others involved in the publishing industry. It’s worked for a number of my friends. Good luck!
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