Starting at a big name

Beginners
First steps at a well known London publisher
You will probably not be surprised to hear that getting a job at a big London publisher like Harper Collins or Penguin first of all requires getting an internship or work experience. Above all it requires a plan.

 

The following technique has five stages to getting employed in one of these places and has got me to step 4 so far. Bear in mind that no-one seems to be running a formal graduate scheme at the moment so the following approach is not geared to getting onto an all encompassing graduate scheme – merely a job as and when it appears. Continue reading “Starting at a big name”

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Internships!!

[Editor’s Note: Edinburgh Napier University has a Work Placement module for Postgraduate Publishing students. Go to our Home page to find out more about our student’s experiences on their publishing work placement.]

Summer placements and internships have been on my mind for a good few months! I’ve come up with a list of the best websites to get information and help on applying for internships and placements within the UK. (Hope this can shed some light on difficult decisions!)

Carlton College (michigan) Internship Winners.

www.myinternship.co.uk –  just type in Publishing and links will appear with info on the company, etc.

http://graduatetalentpool.direct.gov.uk

http://www.e4s.co.uk/docs/internships.htm

http://www.work-placement.co.uk/

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/internships/unitedkingdomandengland.shtml

Internship at EIBF

This summer I have an internship at the celebrated Edinburgh International Book Festival.  I will be assisting in the management and administration of the Children’s Programme. The Children’s and Education Programme has become a leading showcase for children’s writers and illustrators, with hundreds of events including workshops, ‘meet-the-author sessions’, storytelling, panel discussions and book signings.

‘My role will include liaising with authors, publishers and chair people to ensure that they are well prepared for the events, supporting school visits and assisting the day-to-day administration of the programme.

‘I am delighted to have been given this opportunity and am really looking forward to the experience.’

Catriona Wallace