If you love magazines, are well read, a good writer and interested in great design, a career in magazine publishing might be ideal for you.
Top Jobs in Magazines and Publishing
The exciting world of publishing can be a glamorous field to work in for creative people with a passion for print. Editors, writers, photographers and many others all help to bring magazines together, and listed below are 7 jobs in magazine publishing that may appeal to you:
Someone needs to make sure all the stories in the magazine check out, grammatically; that someone is the copy editor.
Copy editors combat dangling modifiers, errant commas and every other grammatical no-no in the book. If you’re passionate about language — specifically grammar and usage — a job as a copy editor could be perfect for you.
Photo editors oversee, as you probably guessed, the photography that appears in a magazine. Although most photo editors don’t actually take the pictures — their job is primarily to hire other photographers to do that — it’s up to them to ensure that the right image winds up on the page. If you have a great eye for design, a background in photography, and love working with professionals in the field, this may be a great job for you.
There are many different roles in advertising that contribute to the success of a major magazine. In order to be able to afford producing well written articles and beautiful spreads, magazines have to sell and produce advertisements that are featured in the magazine to generate revenue.
Major magazines usually have an in house advertising department that handles accounts, ad copy and final advertisements. You can aspire to work as an advertising director, account manager, copy writer or copy chief depending on your prior experience.