The highly regarded Whitireia publishing programme is New Zealand’s top training course for publishing. It teaches the whole publishing process, from manuscript to bookstore. Developed and run in partnership with publishers, the course is modelled on an apprenticeship. At its heart are practical experience, mentoring and industry contacts.
Our graduates populate the book trade and publishing sector in New Zealand. They have roles in all the major trade publishing houses as publishers, marketing managers, content developers, book editors, publicists and much more. They work for educators, promoters, policy makers and arts organisations. Many run their own businesses.
Perhaps above all, the publishing programme at Whitireia becomes a touchstone for graduates, a challenging and rewarding year during which they make friends for life.
Mary Varnham, Awa Press
Claire Murdoch, Te Papa Press
Chris Murray, LexisNexis New Zealand