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Publishers work to release books, novels, magazines, newspapers, textbooks and other printed works to the public. Publishers must ensure that the materials they publish and promote align with the mission and objectives of the publishing company they represent. They are also responsible for acquiring new authors and determining payment parameters for new contracts. (AcademicInvest.com)
Publishing managers are the focus of this profile page, including Book Publishers, Magazine Publishers, Newspaper Publishers, Music Publishers and Scholarly Publishers. Please view the links to the right to learn more about Editors, Publicists and other roles often foundational to this senior occupation.
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- Careers in Publishing - Association of Canadian Publishers
- Roles in Publishing - extract from The Publishing Business provided by Writers & Artists
- Types of publishing jobs - Society of Young Publishers
- A Day in the Life of a Book Publishing Professional - The Princeton Review
- Divisions and departments within publishing firms - BookJobs.com
- A day in the life of a Scientific Reports publishing assistant - Nature Jobs blog
- Different Types of Book Publishers (company types) - extract from The Publishing Business provided by Writers & Artists
- The Role of a Music Publisher - video from the Canadian Music Publishing Association
- Professional Profiles - Society for Scholarly Publishing
- Music Publisher - profile from CareersinMusic.com
- A Week in the Life of... A Music Publisher - from Music Industry Inside Out
- Interview with a music publisher - from Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
The University of Manitoba does not offer undergraduate or graduate education in Publishing. However, students at U of M interested in publishing may pursue training related to a particular area of the industry, such as editing, business, information technology, and art and design.
U of M Academic Calendar
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Exploring Other Education Options
- Education - Association of Canadian Publishers
- Publishing Programs (international) - Society for Scholarly Publishing
- Publishing programs and conferences around the world - listing from Simon Fraser University
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Industries at a Glance: Publishing - U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics
- Quill & Quire 2018 Salary Survey - Average salaries, bonuses and raises by publishing position
- Industry Profiles - Ontario Creates
- STM Global Brief 2021 Economics and Market Size - International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Publishers' Council
- Association of American Publishers
- Canadian Music Publishers Association
- Society for Scholarly Publishing
- Book & Periodical Council of Canada - The Umbrella Organization for Writing and Publishing in Canada
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Association of Canadian Publishers - members
- Association of Manitoba Book Publishers - members
- Literary Press Group of Canada - members
- Magazines Canada - member directory
- News Media Canada - Vendor Directory
- Cultural Human Resource Council of Canada - Partner Members
- Creative Manitoba
- Music Publishers Association - Directory
- Book Industry Study Group - members
- The Independent Book Publishers Association
Search the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.