What people that now work in Publishing have to say about their experiences.

JobsForAstronomers: What is your current job?
Monica: Web Editor at Sky & Telescope

JobsForAstronomers: What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
Monica: Very high

JobsForAstronomers: What qualifications were necessary for obtaining this position?
Monica: Expertise in astronomy (PhD was a huge help), working knowledge of coding, web design.

JobsForAstronomers: What additional training did you complete in order to be able to perform your duties?
Monica: No training per se, just lots of writing in my free time for various magazines, blogs, and for Penn State's media relations during my postdoc there.

JobsForAstronomers: What was your last academic position before switching fields of work (i.e. PhD student, first/second post-doc etc)?
Monica: First year of postdoc. I was 30 when I changed careers.