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How can a foreign national apply for work in the publishing industry in the US/UK?

Asked by JohannP (5points) January 7th, 2019

I’m a recently graduated South African citizen hoping to find work in the US or the UK, specifically in the publishing industry. I’ve applied for a couple of vacancies found on job listing websites, but often there seems to be requirements for the applicant to be a US/UK citizen, respectively. I’m wondering if anyone knows which portals I could go through to seek entry-level employment? Thus far I haven’t found any agencies that deal with publishing jobs.

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Zaku's avatar

I’d inquire with the US/UK people, letting them know you have fluent English skills, and ask them if you’re close enough.

janbb's avatar

Try looking for publishing trade magazines or newsletters or online postings of jobs. Apply for any that interest you. I think you will have a greater chance of getting a work visa if you have a bona fide job offer in hand. From South Africa, it is more likely that you could get a permit in the UK than the US at this point, I believe.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I agree with @janbb. I think publishing magazines are a good start.
Even if you find no job openings listed, you will find many listings with addresses and phone numbers to contact, along with names of chief editors.
I wish you great results in your search, and when you find a suitable fit, I hope you will continue to visit fluther.
There are several writers here, some of whom may want you to consider our work one day!

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