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Descriptions & Duties

  • Publishers are responsible for policy formulation, developing policy and strategy for E-publishing business and the profitable operation of the company. Develop and recommend strategic objectives. Plan, budget, organise, direct and control, edit publishing, and promote sales activities.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge of the publishing industry

Publishers lead the publishing business of a company. He/She should be familiar with every part of the publishing operation in order to implement appropriate policies and strategies that facilitate the profitability and development of the company. He/She should also be familiar with the business aspect of the industry, including marketing, management & finance.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of the bachelor's or master's degree in publishing or related discipline


  • At least 5 years of relevant experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary > $30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Publishers typically work indoors. May need to travel to attend meetings.


  • Project management

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