Writing and Publishing

Career Guide

Writing and publishing fields focus on the process of creating and disseminating content to a specific constituency or audience. Writing can be broken into four main subcategories: creative writing, technical writing, editing, and journalism. Publishing can be divided into four main subcategories: newspaper and periodical publishing, book publishing, online publishing, and independent publishing (such as self-publishing).

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to writing and publishing, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • News Reporter
  • Technical Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Blogger
  • Publishing Director
  • Editor
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Television Reporter
  • Columnist
  • Creative Director
  • Copy Writer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Film Director
  • Circulation Director
  • Novelist
  • Communications Director
  • Research Scientist
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In this field, some common graduate school programs may include law, creative writing, journalism, foreign language literatures, and many more!

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