Media & Publishing

Media & Publishing

Media is a sector undergoing extremely rapid change, the internet is changing where people read and watch, how it is paid for and the careers of those creating the content. Many roles in this sector are fast paced, working to get news and video online as quickly as possible. But if you work in television or publishing you’ll be working on longer term projects, helping craft a show or book from idea to completion.

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Creativity, glamour and a chance to produce work in the public eye may be what makes this an appealing career sector to so many. It is highly competitive and includes written, video, audio work, published in print, on radio, TV and online. Chances are that this sector offers many more career options than you are aware (do you know what a Lexicographer does?). To build a lasting career in this sector, you need a thick skin, persistence and resilience. Many famous and successful authors and actors tell stories of repeated rejection in their early careers – with the message of ‘don’t give up’.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Media & Publishing sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • communication
  • creativity
  • critical thinking
  • education & training
  • adaptability
  • initiative
  • languages
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • people management
  • attention to detail
  • project management
  • recording information
  • social media
  • teamwork
  • teamwork
  • technology
  • time management

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