Having slaved in the corporate world for just over a decade now, I find that I hate it. Financial reforecasts, margin analysis - it just doesn't get me going anymore. After much soul searching, I identified my top five dream jobs. Publishing is up there at #1.
What are the chances that the NYC publishing houses and/or literary agencies would take a chance on someone who is well into her 30s and willing to start at the bottom of the barrel along with the just-graduated 22-year-olds?
Do you know to wear shoes in the office?
Do you know to pick up the phone and not howl "Yankees Rule" into the mouthpiece?
Do you understand the importance of showing up for work every day of the week? On time?
3 out of 3 yesses and you're good to go.
Publishers Marketplace has a good job board.
However, I'm mightily amused by the idea you think publishing isn't somehow deeply involved in financial forecasts and corporate shenanigans. What the hell do you think we do around here. Read? Not during business hours. That's your after hours recreation. Unpaid.