Help me keep helping people tell stories
October 15, 2012 10:50 AM Subscribe
I work at a publisher, in the production part of the business. I organise editors, designers and projects on the one side of things; printers, print runs and shipping on the other. It's clear to me that at least one half of these activities will soon diminish greatly, as paper publishing winds down and web / ebooks take over. So: What skills and talents do I need to develop to keep helping people produce and share content in the future?
posted by ominous_paws to Work & Money (8 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm happy for this question to be kept as open as possible. A few vague examples that come to mind:
- If you work on websites, what basic standards / languages / things I don't currently even have a clear concept of should I be familiarising myself with?
- If you're in a project management / organisation-type role in a company that produces content online, what does your day-to-day involve? What software and systems do you use?
- If you *produce* content online, writer/blogger/cartoonist/photographer/whatever, what do the people who make the cogs run do for you? What do you *wish* they would do for you?
Thanks in advance; I'm happy to come back in and clarify anything you like.