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The 20 Best Publishing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

Looking for a new job in publishing? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best publishing companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Publishing companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of July 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best publishing companies to work for

1. Chronicle Books

4.1 stars

Chronicle Books is a publishing company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chronicle Books:

"Incredibly supportive for working parents, especially mothers. "

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2. N2 Publishing

4.0 stars

N2 Publishing is a publishing company that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for N2 Publishing:

"After being with N2 Publishing for the last three years I honestly wish I had found them sooner! I get a flexible schedule, a great support team, the opportunity to work from ho..."

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3. Hachette Book Group

3.6 stars

Hachette Book Group is a publishing company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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4. National Geographic

3.6 stars

National Geographic is a publishing company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for National Geographic:

"Although there is still an "old boys' club" mentality (especially in the top ranks), there are a lot of wonderful opportunities for women."

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5. Rodale, Inc

3.5 stars

Rodale, Inc is a publishing company headquartered in the Emmaus, PA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for family growth support (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rodale, Inc:

"- Offer 8-weeks paid maternity leaves for women as well as 10-days paid paternity leaves for men. - Provide up to 10k for adoption assistance - Have an on-site child-care ent..."

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6. Penguin Random House

3.4 stars

Penguin Random House is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Penguin Random House:

"I love my job and the company I work for. I have been there for 3 years and I enjoy it immensely. 4 weeks of vacation each year and I am happy to go to work every day"

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7. Simon and Schuster

3.3 stars

Simon and Schuster is a publishing company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Simon and Schuster:

"Great company to work for with a woman at the helm. Under the CBS corp, so fantastic benefits and healthcare."

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8. Crain Communications Inc

3.3 stars

Crain Communications Inc is a publishing company headquartered in the Croydon area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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9. John Wiley and Sons

3.3 stars

John Wiley and Sons is a publishing company headquartered in the Singapore, Singapore area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for John Wiley and Sons:

"Wiley is a fairly laid-back, but corporate environment. They recognize that there aren't enough women on the executive leadership team (even though over 60% of their employees a..."

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10. Hearst Magazines

3.2 stars

Hearst Magazines is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.9 stars).

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11. Time, Inc

3.1 stars

Time, Inc is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Time, Inc:

"Time Inc (Seattle office) is such a fantastic place to work, mostly because of the amazing team!"

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12. LifeWay Christian Resources

3.1 stars

LifeWay Christian Resources is a publishing company headquartered in the Nashville, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for LifeWay Christian Resources:

"I was very well taken care of. My boss worked with me for time off and always tried to stretch me with new learning opportunities. My employers and coworkers were all encouragin..."

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13. HarperCollins Publishers

3.1 stars

HarperCollins Publishers is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for HarperCollins Publishers:

"Very friendly and women-friendly. There are a disproportionate number of women in entry-level roles, even number at mid- to high-level roles, but still disproportionately male i..."

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14. Macmillan

3.1 stars

Macmillan is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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15. TMC

3.1 stars

TMC is a publishing company headquartered in the Trumbull, CT area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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16. Scholastic

3.0 stars

Scholastic is a publishing company headquartered in the Arlington, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Scholastic:

"Scholastic culture truly differs depending on your location. The biggest problem with the Lacey office is the management, particularly the Inside Sales Manager, a woman. She has..."

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17. Oxford University Press

2.9 stars

Oxford University Press is a publishing company headquartered in the Cary, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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18. Modern Luxury

2.9 stars

Modern Luxury is a publishing company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

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19. McClatchy

2.8 stars

McClatchy is a publishing company headquartered in the Sacramento, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for McClatchy:

"Great work environment, mostly women in the office. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, even though it's sales. It's a great first job, with plenty of buffers on goals to allow..."

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20. Springer Nature

2.7 stars

Springer Nature is a publishing company headquartered in the Berlin area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and the people you work with (3.5 stars).

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of July 1, 2020.

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