How Do You Fill and Find Jobs in Publishing?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Is word-of-mouth still the best?

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Today’s feature story looks at UK start-up BookMachine, which facilitates meetups in London for the publishing community and is soon to launch a new social network to help match needs with skills. The idea is to establish a platform where job seekers can network with potential employers, in particular those who have or need specialized skills (be it production, editorial, design, programming, what have you).

In the US, Publishers Marketplace, Publishers Weekly, and MediaBistro have active job boards. LinkedIn has, in recent years, hosted a variety of digital publishing forums where jobs often appear. For example, just last week, Amazon’s European operations posted that they were looking for a UK vendor relations specialist.

So tell us, what resources to you rely on when you want to fill a job, find a job, or otherwise cater to a need within your organization? What works for you? Is word-of-mouth still the best? Or are you willing to cast your net wider, perhaps posting online or even seeking outsourcing services abroad?

Share your experiences and let us know what works best for you.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.