HarperCollins Publishers

New to Publishing Information Session and Networking Event

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Are you looking to start or transition into a career in book publishing? Are you passionate about books?  Would you love a deeper understanding of what the publishing industry is all about? If so, we are now accepting applications for our sixth annual New to Publishing Information Session and Networking Event! At HarperCollins, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, if you identify as part of a diverse community, we strongly encourage you to apply.


The event is free for accepted applicants and will be completely virtual this year. During the session you will have the opportunity to:


  • Hear tips on resumes, cover letters, and the interview process from HarperCollins’ Director of Talent Acquisition.
  • Gain a broader perspective on the industry by participating in live panels; hear from a variety of departments and learn how they collaborate and innovate together.
  • Build your professional network and have an opportunity to connect one-on-one with an industry expert via an informational interview.


The New to Publishing event is perfect for anyone without industry experience looking to start their career in book publishing or transition to the industry mid-career. This is a great opportunity for those looking to change fields or to gain exposure to the following departments:


  • Sales
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Contracts
  • Editorial
  • Publicity
  • Managing Editorial
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Subsidiary Rights
  • Production


We are so excited to be hosting this event again in 2022! The event has yielded full-time employment opportunities for previous participants. We look forward to meeting another diverse group of participants this January. Join us and apply today!




Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Time: 2pm - 5pm EST



Application Process:


Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of HarperCollins employees, and a select number of applicants will be invited to attend the event. The application deadline is 11:59pm EST on October 31, 2021. Candidates being considered for the event will be contacted by mid-December.





Applicants should not have interviewed for any previous positions at HarperCollins and must meet the following additional criteria:

  • MUST be available to start working in a full-time role in New York City or San Francisco in 2022
  • College graduates or those without a degree and with transferable work experience may also apply
  • MUST have administrative/office experience
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and be of legal working age
  • Those who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply:


The application process is anonymous. Applicants must submit a one-page essay answering the questions

outlined below. No resume is required, and names should not be included in the essay.

  • Why do you want to work in book publishing? If you are changing careers, why do you want to transition into book publishing?
  • What are the last five books you’ve read? (This can be a list or paragraph.)


As resumes are not required, when prompted by the system to submit a resume, the essay should be submitted in its place.

If not prompted, go your your candidate profile and replace your existing resume.




**This application page will no longer be available after October 31, 2021. **




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