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The 20 Best Publishing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (June 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of June 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best publishing companies to work for

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:

"This is an opportunity to own your own franchise. You will produce a monthly magazine for an individual affluent neighborhood (usually close to your home). The franchisees and e…"

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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 female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and the people you work with (4.7 stars).

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

"I love working here, in an environment that's 75% female. I love going to company meetings and looking around at all the strong, smart women filling the room. I've never been in a…"

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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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and family growth support (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 enter…"

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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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

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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 (4.2 stars).

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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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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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 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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Crain Communications Inc is a publishing company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.2 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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SAGE Publications is a publishing company headquartered in the Thousand Oaks, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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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 support for diversity (3.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 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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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 (4.5 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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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 (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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

"It was a great environment to work in and the people were great."

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TMC is a publishing company headquartered in the Trumbull, CT area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

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tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing) is a publishing company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD 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 (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing):

"Loved the people I worked with. Salary and job stability were disappointing. There were however great benefits, vacation Time, 401K, upward movement, flexible hours in some cases,…"

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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 the people you work with (3.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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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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John Wiley and Sons is a publishing company headquartered in the Chichester, United Kingdom area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"I appreciate collaboration within the company. Everyone is working with one another. There is daily meetings which serves as that bridge to help other colleagues with their projec…"

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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 paid time off (3.2 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 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 encouraging …"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of June 1, 2021.

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