Business of Publishing

14 February 2022
10 hours

When is it?

14th February

When is the deadline?

It is on 9th February

Am I eligible?

Students must be in years 10-13.

What’s involved
What you’ll cover


Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group. The group is made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints, such as Trapeze and Yellow Kite, with published genres ranging across non-fiction, fiction, children's books, wellness, food and drink, art and photography, and many more. Hachette UK is owned by Hachette Livre, and has offices in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India as well as working closely with their sister company in the USA, Hachette Book Group.

In February 2022, Hachette is giving you the fantastic opportunity to discover what a career in publishing is really like during this 1 week virtual work experience programme. The programme will give students in years 10-13 an overview of the publishing industry and what a career in publishing can offer, looking specifically at areas such as genres at Hachette, publishing books, marketing, sales, taking books to the big screen and early careers in publishing.

You will take part in live Q&A sessions with publishing professionals, meet some of the Hachette team and complete activities specifically designed to help you launch your publishing career.

The programme will take place between 14th February and 18th February 2022. You do not need to be available full time during those dates but you do need to be able to complete 10 hours of work over the week.


BenefitThis programme is free for students.
BenefitAdd the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.
BenefitYou’ll get practical skills and knowledge.
BenefitYou’ll earn a certificate if you complete the programme.

What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live workshops and be able to ask them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

What you’ll cover

The programme is spread over 1 week in February 2022. During this unique work experience programme you’ll cover the following areas: An introduction to Hachette and the publishing industry - Publishing the right books for the market - Publishing books, the editorial process, and the life of an editor - Marketing & strategy - Sales - Books, blockbusters and the big screen - Being digital - Key functions: finance, legal, IT, HR and customer service - Early careers in publishing - Employability skills

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