Professional Writing

 

Career Opportunities

  • Reporter Feature Writer
  • Print Editor
  • Editorial Writer
  • Newscaster
  • Editor (film, video tape, audio)
  • Assignment Editor
  • Continuity Writer
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Proofreader
  • Electronic Publication Specialist
  • Photographer
  • Sales Representative
  • Writer/Author
  • Promotion/Advertising
  • Publicity
  • Production
  • Advertising Sales
  • Circulation
  • Art and Design
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • News Graphics and Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Reporter
  • Video Programmer

Related Skills

  • Create powerful images with sight, sound, motion & words
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Write press releases, scripts, or other promotional materials
  • Effective speaking
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Influential / persuasion skills
  • Synthesizing information
  • Interpretation skills
  • Create entertaining and persuasive messages
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression
  • Define hypotheses
  • Evaluate ideas
  • Gather information and data
  • Compare and contrast evidence
  • Evaluate information and sources
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Planning and managing skills
  • Work with deadlines
  • Work independently
  • Attention to details
  • Work in teams/small groups

 

 

Hiring Institutions

  • Large circulation newspapers
  • Local newspapers
  • Wire services
  • Trade newspapers
  • Online publishers
  • Colleges and Schools
  • Community Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Sales
  • Foreign Service
  • Market Research Firms
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Media
  • Labor Unions
  • Educational Journals
  • Corporate Publications
  • Federal Communications Commission