UK Publishing Careers
The company offers a range of entry-level roles in areas including editorial, production, marketing, sales, publicity, IT and finance. Candidates will normally need to hold a degree but the discipline is flexible. As an in-house recruiter explains, 'Some people may have taken a publishing-related qualification but we are mainly looking at the skills and qualities they exhibit – organisational, communication, presentation, IT and customer service skills are all desirable. We are really interested in the individual and what they can offer.'
Editorial Career path
Our Editorial colleagues are responsible for identifying areas in which new publications are required, developing and growing current titles, and working to find authors of the highest quality and reputation. The company often has entry level roles within both Journals and Books Editorial available, such as Editorial Assistants, Journals Publishing Assistants etc. From these roles colleagues can learn a lot about the processes involved in publishing, getting involved in Annual Report writing, attending meetings / conferences, liaising with editorial boards, and dealing with manuscripts.
Other roles within Editorial would include Journals Publishing Manager, Commissioning Editor, Managing Editor, Publisher, Editor, Executive Editor, Development Editor, and Editorial Director etc.
Content Management Career Path
Content Management (or Production as it is often known) is the work that is involved in getting 'content' and changing it into a saleable product. This includes working with authors, copyediting, proofreading, typesetting, design, etc. as well as working with vendors to create multiple electronic versions. Again the company often has entry level roles within Production, mainly at Production Assistant level. We also have some Editorial Assistant roles within content management who support the peer review process for our journals.
Other roles within Content Management include Assistant / Snr Production Editors, Assistant / Snr Production Managers, Managing Editors etc.
Marketing Career Path
Marketing colleagues are responsible for marketing all Wiley products in their subject area on a global basis. Their key tasks are to know their markets, to find the most cost-effective means of reaching those markets e.g. via direct mail, the internet, telemarketing etc., and then to design the most effective campaign.
Typical roles within Marketing include: Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Executive, List Marketing Manager, Marketing Manager, Senior Marketing Manager, Direct Marketing Manager etc.
Within Wiley we also employ colleagues in functions throughout the publishing process and in the traditional support functions including Customer Services, Sales, Technology, Web Publishing, Distribution, Finance, HR, facilities and Legal. For further information please refer to our live vacancies page.