The publishing industry is a significant employer of tertiary-educated staff in the long-established book and magazine sectors, and now also in the electronic publishing sector. Australia has a dynamic industry with annual publishing industry sales estimated around AUD$2 billion annually, including a sizeable export market in books and rights sales. More than 5,000 people are now employed in the Australian publishing industry in a range of roles (Australians for Australian Books).
Our graduates can be found employed nationally and internationally in large and niche editing and publishing companies as authors, publishers, editors, designers, production managers, publicists, sales managers, representatives and booksellers.
Companies that graduates from the program have worked for include; Australian Scholarly Publishing, Architecture Media, Bookseller+Publisher, Cengage Learning, Lonely Planet, Melbourne University Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan, Penguin Books, Really Blue Books.
What our graduates say
“The great thing about Monash’s publishing program is that you can tailor the program, research and internship to your requirements. This ensures that you gain the most relevant experience possible to your interests and ensure your employability. My interest in digital publishing was fostered this way and I am now the CEO of Australia’s first independent digital trade publisher, Really Blue Books.”
Sarah Bailey, CEO and Publisher, Really Blue Books
“I highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested in books, publishing or editing. It provides an insight into the industry and valuable tools for the professional.”
“The Monash Master’s program combines the right mix of research-based and practical subjects. The lecturers have real experience of the publishing industry and bring a wealth of first-hand knowledge to the course. “
Hugo Britt, Editor, John Wiley & Sons
“My Monash studies opened the door to the magazine publishing world and I’ve been working as a chief sub-editor and now features editor since 2003.”
Clare Patience, Features Editor
“The Monash University Publishing and Editing course provided me with excellent instruction and hands-on training for a career in the publishing industry.”
Saskia Adams, Senior Editor, Penguin Books
“I’m quite sure the Monash publishing program is the reason I now have a job as an editor in small publishing house in Oslo. We publish books about philosophy and architecture. It is quite exciting and I enjoy it very much!”
Janne Scavenius, Editor
“The course gave me an understanding of a broad range of topics across publishing, including book production, graphic design, essential practical knowledge for the editor, and the history of publishing.”
Victoria Taylor, Senior Editor, Cengage