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Are you just about to complete your studies or your PhD? You will lay the foundation for a successful career using your own knowledge and ideas, with an exciting future in our group. Join your team right away and take on challenging tasks and projects. We will accompany you on your path with a comprehensive range of ongoing training programs including online courses, seminars and holistic development programs.

There are many opportunities across the Holtzbrinck Group for young professionals to enter the publishing and media industry after graduation.


Former Trainee in Online Marketing at S. Fischer Publishers, currently: Junior Digital Marketing Manager

"If it doesn't work the first time, don't close the tab with the job listings forever. A new opportunity might arise. You never know."

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Management Team Associate at HGV

"In this job, you often get thrown in the deep end, and that can be quite challenging, but also provides a wonderful opportunity of learning a great deal."

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Director Sales at Holtzbrinck Buchverlage

"... I work on all kinds of challenges in a very dynamic environment."

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Managing Director Controlling at Rowohlt

"For me, in my job, it is a great privilege to deal with a product that is also close to my heart on a daily basis."

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"Throughout my time at Macmillan I have been incredibly fortunate to grow within HR, learn the ins and outs of recruiting while discovering and getting to work on my true passions, which include employee relations, compensation and performance management."
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At Macmillan there are a number of ways to start your career within Publishing. As an entry level candidate, you will have the opportunity to explore a career within Trade Publishing or Shared Services. On the Publishing side, entry level opportunities include working alongside publishers, editors, marketers, and production management for one of our eight divisions including Celadon Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Flatiron Books; Henry Holt and Company; Macmillan Audio; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; St. Martin’s Press and Tor/Forge.

For those looking to work with people, processes or data, our best in class Shared Services’ leaders are continuously looking for talent at every level to join our team.

Everyone who joins Macmillan will have the opportunity to be a part of an organization that is committed to a culture of inclusion and belonging that inspires people to do their best work while growing personally and professionally. Explore our current career opportunities and join us as we help shape the future of authentic storytelling.

At Macmillan Learning you can start your career in educational publishing and technology as an Editorial or Marketing Assistant. These roles provide support to the Directors of each department with project planning and maintenance of projects. They will also collaborate with different teams across the company, including customer experience, sales, technology, etc. There will also be various administrative tasks while gaining exposure to educational publishing and technology.

Another great way to learn more about educational publishing and technology is by starting your career on Macmillan Learning's Sales team. Our sales team members collaborate with all departments and often move into other areas within the company. Our Sales Support Associates help our sales representatives in aiding all of our clients by handling all incoming requests. Another sales role is our Inside Sales Representative who are expected to engage in the daily proactive sales efforts considered vital to promote our products and reach their assigned annual sales goal.

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"It was the exciting combination of an economically-oriented trainee program at a large corporation in combination with the operative perspective in the traditional Rowohlt publishing house."

Learn more about the career start as a trainee from Thomas.

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"When people talk about the 'Pan Mac Family', that's the perfect description. The collaborative energy and the friendliness of the place is like nothing else; it's just a very special culture."

Learn more about working at Pan Macmillan from Sara.

Pan Macmillan offers entry level positions throughout all their departments. From Editorial through Digital and Communications to Finance you can find a variety of opportunities to start your career in publishing. To find out more about their different departments have a look at their career page.

Our German based publishing houses and media companies offer exciting post-grad trainee programs (Traineeprogramme or Volontariate) in different areas, like editing, marketing, production and accounting. you will support the team in their daily tasks and take on your own projects. Working with experienced professionals coupled with intensive training, you will build up valuable expert knowledge and skills. By working with other departments or by job shadowing in related departments and sister companies, you will get to know the functions and processes of a publishing house in detail. The perfect entrance into the world of publishing.

In various German based companies of the Holtzbrinck Group, we offer an entry-level position as Management Team Associate. You will be involved in operational and strategic projects from day one and will work closely with management. This is an ideal start for you if you are aiming for a management career.

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"But I also really liked that I was able to take part in the Leipziger Buchmesse and other events and accompany and assist the press officers there in their work."

Learn more about the traineeship of Liesa-Marie.

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