Being a part of The Looking Glass is a great way to develop your skills in editing, writing, design and production which look great on a CV. Many of our members often strive to and manage to end up in great careers in publishing, marketing, PR, teaching and academia. We run careers events every term with guest speakers who are able to share their work experiences, contacts and tips with our members…

Resources for Publishing Careers and Work Experience

Tips from The Looking Glass – Student friendly tips on getting into the publishing industry and what to expect from it. You’ll be able to access this if you are a member of our Facebook group  –  Blog of an English graduate turned publishing professional, posts current opportunities in the media world every week. She also has some pages listing small publishing houses. We encourage you to subscribe to her as she emails out new vacancies and opportunities every week. – Some tips for those considering a career in publishing. – a list of publishing houses around the world, you can simply click on your area to find ones near you and access their websites. – Instant Impact is an amazing recruitment agency that have millions of internship and graduate opportunities for those interested in publishing as well as other industries, just click on the link to sign up and find out more!

The Looking Glass Alumni Career Paths

Lois Ollerenshaw, Editor in Chief 2014/15
Lois completed work experience at Random House and Penguin Publishing during her undergraduate degree, and is now continuing her time at York completing a masters in Global Literature and Culture.

Emma Bowler, Head of Publicity 2014/15
Whilst studying, Emma completed numerous work placements within the media industry, including two stints at Penguin Publishing. After graduating she began interning at the advertising agency, Ogilvy, in London.

Gareth Tan, Treasurer 2014/15
Gareth is now using his skills in editing and writing by embarking upon a masters in Global Literature at the University of Oxford, hoping to go on to complete a PhD and head into academia.

Rola Oyebolu, Deputy Editor 2014/15
As an Economics and Maths graduate, Rola is working towards becoming an Actuary. She is currently studying for a masters in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School in London.

Elisabeth Shuker, Editor in Chief 2013/14
After completing her degree in English and History, Elisabeth is now working as a Teaching Assistant at Hazel Community Primary School.

Steven Roberts, Head of Production 2013/14
After completing a Masters in Film and Literature at York, Steven is now working on a PhD in Widescreen Cinema at the University of Bristol. Steven is aspiring to take up a film research opportunity within a higher education institution or an influential moving image organisation such as the BFI or BUFVC.