Recruiting Timelines & Methods

Tips for Success

To successfully navigate the internship and job search process, it is important to take an active approach to networking and expanding your Northwestern career network because many people in publishing find work through networking. As soon as you know what areas within publishing that interest you, start reaching out to personal connections, alumni, and others who work in the industry to build relationships to advance your career in publishing (see Get Involved, Network, & Find Opportunities within each industry/profession below). . In addition, to get your foot-in-the-door in this industry participate in activities related to publishing, take a course in copy editing or anything digital, and don’t discount working hands-on in a bookstore.

Skills to be successful vary depending on job role but include:

  • advanced verbal and written communication
  • detailed oriented
  • technology and social media skills
  • time management
  • analytical skills
  • interpersonal skills
  • negotiation skills
  • project management skills