Bookstores, Publishing and Printing

Dear authors, editors, graphic designers, customer service representatives, lawyers with a focus on rights and licenses, writers, controllers, speakers, sound engineers, printing assistants, machine operators, production managers, shift supervisors and media technologists: Berlin has been home to writers, poets and authors and for centuries, and has thus been shaped by a vibrant literary scene.

The business community has adapted to Berlin's creative work and lifestyle – a host of publishing companies is located here, some having a long tradition, others are exciting start-ups. Berliner Verlag and Axel Springer are among the largest of about 200 publishing companies in the capital. They are potential employers just as much as book publishing houses like Beuth Verlag, Suhrkamp Verlag and Schlehdorn Verlag. Textbook publishers like Cornelsen or Klett also have offices in Berlin. In addition, a lot of new formats such as audio books or podcasts are produced in the capital. Hörspielstudio, Hörbuchmanufaktur and O-Ton-Produktion are just three examples of companies in the sector – a sector that also offers exciting jobs in sales and marketing.

In Berlin, there are about 250 bookstores and numerous reading cafés where you can look for a job in the fields of sales and consulting. Detailed information about the book industry and its activities, such as special features of the book trade in Berlin and Brandenburg, is available from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. – an association of 222 bookstores and 189 publishing houses.

Around 6,000 employees work in approximately 55 companies in Berlin's printing sector. The numerous daily newspapers, magazines, books and the daily production of administrative documents (identity papers, certificates, bills) require the support of 3.5 million Berliners, which is why many small and large businesses that handle the daily print circulation can be found in the capital. The Bundesdruckerei, Laserline, Pinguin Druck and the Elch Druckerei are only a few examples of companies where you can find a job.

The salary depends on your experience and the respective company. On average, proofreaders earn between 30,000 and 40,000 euros gross per year, booksellers earn between 20,000 and 30,000 euros and print/media technologists between 25,000 and 35,000 euros. Your negotiation skills are required here. Start your job search! It's worth it.

OUR TIP: With our company showcase, you can easily learn about Berlin companies offering exciting jobs in the field of Bookstores, Publishing and Printing. Just click on a company logo, take a look at a short profile, and if you are interested, contact the company.

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