Government jobs in the field of Publishing in India


Publishing is a process of offering printed information through directories, database, newspapers, journals, magazines and books for mass circulation. Initially, publishing was restricted to print media like newspapers and books, but because of digital information systems and internet, its scope has spread to electronic media these days. As such, one can find virtual books called as e-books on the World Wide Web and books in the form of CDs as well.

Requirement for beginning a career in publishing:

For building a career in the field of publishing, a person will have to gain knowledge about several techniques including marketing, printing, production, graphic designing, copyediting, acquisition, development and even distribution of information and written materials through different media. In India, taking publishing as a career can be lucrative and beneficial because of the extensive importance of both electronic and print media. Presently, there are many institutions in India offering courses on publishing. On completion of these courses, candidates can find job opportunities in government and private publishing houses in different positions like sales and marketing manager, production in-charge, assistant editor, sub-editor, etc… Professionals in this field can also go for freelancing jobs.

Courses in Publishing in India:

Publishing courses are being offered by several institutions in the nation and publishing courses are offered at certificate, diploma and degree levels. Candidates opting for a carrer in book publishing can take up courses like NBT Training course, publishing professional courses and Bachelor of Arts in Book Publishing. Even some printing presses conduct short-term courses on publishing and the normal eligibility criteria for joining courses offered in publishing is a higher secondary certification from a recognized board in any discipline. Some of the prominent institutions offering book publishing courses in India are:

Institute of Printing Technology, Chennai

Sadhna Academy of Media Studies, Noida

Government Institute of Printing Technology, Bangalore

Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology, Pune

Institute of Book Publishing, Delhi

Shankar’s Academy of Art & Book Publishing, Delhi

National Book Trust, Delhi

Government Institute of Printing Technology, Andhra Pradesh

Institute of Printing Technology, Kerala

Government jobs in the field of publishing:

Many private job vacancies are available in the field of publishing, when it comes to government jobs, ministry of Education & Culture and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have their own publishing divisions and eligible candidates can find job opportunities in these ministries. Even freshers can find job opportunities in the publication of these ministries the following positions:

Associate Editor

Assistant Editor

Sub Editor

Assistant Sub Editor


Even the marketing section of publishing houses has job openings for experienced people and freshers with educational qualification in the field of publishing.

Remuneration in publishing sector:

When it comes to remuneration in publishing sector, freshers can earn an initial pay of between 8000 and 15000 per month and as they gain experience, they will be getting around Rs.20000 to 25000 per month. In the case of candidates getting job opportunity in the position of senior editors in private publishing houses, they can expect Rs.50000 per month or even higher as well.



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One Response to “Government jobs in the field of Publishing in India”

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    debapriyo ghosh:

    would have liked it if you guys published exact govt jobs, their profile and their examination dates.