In short, not necessarily.
Sometimes you can get in to publishing on an internship, some with an apprenticeship, some with specific publisher-run schemes, and some do require a degree. But there’s no hard and fast rule.
So, do you need a degree?
- The Harper Collins Graduate Scheme for BAME (British Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) people require a undergraduate degree.
- Bloomsbury require an undergraduate degree for entry and lower level positions.
- The Creative Access program finds paid internships in the creative industries for BAME applicants.
- Penguin no longer require a degree from its applicants.
- You do not necessarily need a degree be to considered for Scholastic.
- Like Scholastic, Hachette don’t explicitly require a degree for all of their positions, but they may do for some.
These are guidelines only, however – don’t take our word as gospel! Do your research. Each job and company works differently.
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