Publishing Career Builder Series: Careers in Government Publishing

Publishing careers in government can be nearly as varied as the publishing industry itself. While one might not normally consider the government a “publisher,” essential publishing activity occurs in a wide variety of government organizations, including the U.S. Government Printing Office, Library of Congress, CIA, FBI, Smithsonian Institution, and many other organizations at the federal, state and local levels. While some government entities are fully dedicated to publishing as an organization, in many others it is still an important part of their organizational mission.

We’ll hear from publishing professionals in government publishing on how to approach a career in government, the application process and some of the pros and cons of a career in government publishing.



  • Nicole Mintz, Career Services Director, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University
  • John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, MPS in Publishing, George Washington University