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Book Editor

Read about the day in the life of a book editor.

Book Marketing Manager

Read about the day in the life of a book marketing manager.

Communications Director/Press Secretary

Got your eye on a political spokesperson career? Take a spin with this day in the life.

Director of Corporate Communications at Humana

Jim Turner is Humana's Director of Corporate Communications. Find out about a typical day in his working life, and learn how he incorporates sustainability and CSR principles into his work.

Network News Producer

If you love television news, you may want to consider a career as a TV news producer. Here, Vault brings you a day in the life of a network news producer.

Radio Producer, BBC

Ros Smith is a producer on BBC School Report. She has worked across BBC radio, including the BBC3 show for children Big Toe and, on Radio 4, Woman's Hour. There is no such thing as a typical day she says, but here she describes a day on School Report.

Regulatory Analyst for XYZ Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

Read about the day-to-day responsibilities of a government regulatory analyst in Washington, D.C.

Steve Todd

A day in the life of EMC distinguished engineer Steve Todd.

Rachel Kaufman, Freelance Writer and Editor

Rachel Kaufman is a freelance writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in print in Inc, The Washington Post Magazine, and Mental_Floss, and online on the Web sites of Scientific American, National Geographic and more. She is also the author of Cover Letters for Creative People, an e-book about cover letters for journalists and PR professionals looking for a new job. Follow her on Twitter @RKaufman or visit for more.

Digital Content Editor

Here’s what a day on the job might be like for a digital content editor who works for a college alumni publication. This person is responsible for writing and reporting for the online and print publication, including coming up with ideas for stories, visuals, and audio, and developing and maintaining the school’s image on the Web and social media. The job requires knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems such as Drupal.