Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Whether you're a student or a professional ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or to change the direction of your current career in publishing.

Whether you want to start a new magazine or write a best-selling novel, the publishing industry offers a career for every talent and skill, and the growth of electronic publishing in recent years has created new opportunities. Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition provides up-to-date information on 90 jobs in the field, including





New Media Director

Editorial Assistant

Staff Writer

Online Writer

Book Designer

Sales Manager


Literary Agent

Throughout this helpful career guide, the reader will find for each job a quick-reference Career Profile summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a detailed text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include listings of related educational programs, courses, professional unions and associations, internships, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816075423
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition ix

Foreword to the First Edition xiii

Industry Outlook xvii

Acknowledgments xxv

How to Use This Book xxvii

Part I Newspaper Publishing


Editor 4

Managing Editor 7

Editorial Page Editor 9

News Editor 11

City Editor 13

Copy Editor 15

Business Editor 17

Arts and Entertainment Editor 19

Sports Editor 21

Sunday Editor 23


Columnist 26

Reporter 28

News Assistant 31

Blogger 33

Photography and Design

Photo Editor 38

Photographer 40

Page Designer 42

Production and Circulation

Production Director 46

Circulation Director 48

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising Director 52

Marketing Director 54

New Media Departments

New Media Director 58

Online Editor 60

Research and Education

News Librarian 64

Journalism Professor 66


Publisher 70

General Manager 72

Business Manager 74

Controller 76

Part II Magazine Publishing


Editor in Chief 82

Managing Editor 84

Senior Editor 86

Custom Publishing Editor 88

Copy Editor 90

Associate Editor 92

Online Editor 94

Editorial Assistant 96

Fact Checker 98


StaffWriter 102

Contributing Editor 104

Freelance Writer 106

Online Writer 109


Photo Editor 114

Photographer 116

Production, Design, and Art

Art Director 120

Production Director 122

Designer 124

Marketing and Public Relations

Marketing Director 128

Public Relations Director 130

Research Director 132

Advertising and Sales

Advertising Sales Director 136

Advertising Sales Representative 138

Circulation Director 140


President 144

Publisher 146

Business Manager 148

Part IIIBook Publishing


Editor in Chief 154

Senior Editor 157

Editor 160

Assistant Editor 163

Editorial Assistant 165

Copy Editor 168

Proofreader 171

Indexer 173

Book Packager 176


Novelist 180

Nonfiction Book Author 184

Children's and Young Adult Book Author 188


Managing Editor 194

Production Editor 196

Art Director 198

Book Designer 200

Marketing and Sales

Marketing and Advertising Director 204

Book Publicist 207

Sales Manager 210

Sales Representative 213

Foreign Rights Manager 216

Subsidiary Rights Manager 221


President 226

Executive Secretary 229

Financial Manager 231


Wholesaler 234

Distributor 237

Bookseller 240

Related Professions

Literary Agent 244

Teacher/Professor 247

Publishing Attorney 249

Permissions Editor 251

Association Manager 254


I Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs 258

II Nondegree Publishing Programs and Courses 266

III Unions and Associations 268

IV Internships 277

V Selected Companies, Agencies, and Fellowships 278

VI Trade Shows and Conferences 283

VII Basic Proofreading Symbols and Sample Proofread Paragraph 286

Glossary 287

Bibliography 292

Index 297

About the Authors 304

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