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Jobs in publishing are not confined to just the print media, but also include digital web site publishing as well. Each has technical differences which writers, editors and designers have to adhere to. Print media is still highly regarded as an advertising medium so there are jobs to be found in the advertising sales field. These jobs are usually based around a basic salary, plus commission on sales.
A large percentage of print publications are financed on advertising sales with a trend towards free issue newspapers, which attract good advertising revenue. This makes the sales position one which incurs some pressure, and therefore needs special skills in sales techniques. The ability to close a deal, barter and negotiate is an important one for the sales executive.
On the editorial side there are positions for writers and editors who are often freelancers, and work for number of publishing houses. The scales of pay very tremendously but a good magazine will pay a fee of around £250 to £400 for an interesting article if it is accompanied by original images. Photographers can do likewise and work freelance on publications, and if they are good, they will get regular assignments.


The Publishing sector is responsible for producing digital and printed information for companies and individuals. This area is composed by different types of professionals including commissioning editors, picture researchers, editors, literary agents, editorial assistants, among many others. These job placements are present in various industries such as news agencies, magazines, newspapers, books, journals, directories, etc.

People working on Publishing area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Liaising with authors.
• Teaming up with other professionals.
• Organising projects.
• Managing publications.
• Planning different stages of a campaign.


• Being self motivated.
• Being able to work on different projects at the same time.
• Having IT skills.
• Being determined.
• Having good negotiation skills.
• Having high attention to details.
• Having good problem solving abilities.
• Having good spoken and written communication skills.
• Being creative and flexible.
• Having math abilities.


Publishing area involves different jobs placements, so there are various qualification requirements depending on posts. Generally speaking, most employers require a good first degree in relevant subjects such as media studies, English, modern languages, history, among others. Applicants for production or design jobs will also require experience in desktop publishing software such as In-Desing, Quark, and Photoshop.

There are different institutions offering training schemes for this area including The Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Periodicals Training Council, and National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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