You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from writing and publishing majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent writing and publishing graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
Writing and Publishing
- Walker Sands Communications - Writing positions
- Apprentice Force, Inc. - Writer/Blogger positions
- Acumen, LLC - Technical Writer positions
- Who Needs Reality, Inc. - Sports Journalist positions
- TourtheTen.com - Editorial positions
- Penguin Group (USA) - Editor positions
- Black Sheep - Writer positions
- The Walt Disney Company - Content Design positions
- Copper Canyon Press - Publishing positions
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - Publications positions
- Author Solutions - Editorial Services Associate, Book Designer
- Avalon Group - Technical Writer positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to journalism, media, and communication. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Content Development
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- What are some of your favorite resources for authors?
- What is your favorite book that we have published/written in the last year?
- Who is your favorite author and why?
- Create a portfolio that highlights your tangible work or specific skills.
- Guide employers to your portfolio— consider how employers will view/access your portfolio before, during and after an interview.
- If this career path is one that interests you, write! Don’t stop.