Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Imaginative and creative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Persuasive, Self motivated & disciplined
  • Editing & grammatical skills
  • Research
  • Works well under Pressure & can meet deadlines
  • Organized
  • Observant
  • Individually expressive

CAREER TITLES

  • Assistant Copywriter
  • Author
  • Book Critic
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Fact Checker
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Humorist
  • Lyricist
  • Medical Writer
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Proof Reader
  • Public Relations
  • Publicity Manager
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Screenplay Writer
  • Speechwriter
  • Staff Writer
  • Story Editor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE 

  • Publishing Houses
  • Magazines
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Film Studios
  • Educational Institutions
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • News Agencies
  • Corporations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS

www.cencom.org - Center for Communications
www.wga.org - Writers Guild of America
www.wgaeast.org - Writers Guild of America - East
https://nwu.org/ - National Writers union
www.magazine.org - Magazine Publishers of America
www.publishers.org - Association of American Publishers
www.societyofauthors.org  - Association of Authors and Publishers
www.writersmarket.com  Writers Market (fee based, with some free resources)
www.freelanced.com - Freelancers Social Network
www.prsa.org - Public Relations Society of America
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook 

JOB SEARCH LINKS

Career Development Center - Select Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.mediabistro.com  - Job and industry information in the media
www.prssa.org- Careers in Public Relations
www.bookjobs.com - Jobs/internships in the publishing industry
www.creativehotlist.com- Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.freelancewriting.com - Site for today’s working writers
www.freelancewritinggigs.com - Tips and job search
www.writejobs.com - The Write Job
www.ed2010.com - Community of young magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes.  Career information and job search.
www.writingjobs.org - Search thousands of new jobs in writing

Additional Resources Available at the CDC