Derek I. Webster

Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers

Derek I. Webster

After graduating from Yale as a film studies major, Derek spent a decade in Los Angeles as a literary manager and script consultant. He now organizes and expands the university’s arts career resources. Derek works with students and alumni to explore creative careers, which can include pursuing recruited or external job searches; reviewing submission and pitch materials; improving networking approaches; and helping Yalies to navigate the arts, entertainment or communications related industries. Currently enrolled in the Fairfield Creative Writing MFA program, when not adventuring with his wife and precious/precocious children, Derek is prone to the occasional burst of fiction, both literary and genre: ivanhope.com/writing.

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Black Writers in Focus – Paid Summer Internship Program w/ Diverso

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Diverso has partnered with Rideback (Aladdin, It, The LEGO Movies) and the Writers Guild Foundation to create Black Writers In Focus: a paid summer internship program specifically geared toward Black student writers at an undergraduate or graduate institution.

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Gotham Film & Media Institute – Spring Opportunities

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The Gotham Film and Media Institute is now accepting internship applications for the Spring of 2021. There are 3 positions available within the Business Development, Marketing and Membership departments as well as an intern to support the quarterly FILMMAKER Magazine.

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New Postings @ Yale Journalism Initiative Jobs Board

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Interested in tracking journalism opportunities curated by Yale faculty, staff, and alumni? Make sure to keep the Yale Journalism Initiative‘s regularly updated Jobs Board on your radar. There have been a number of recent postings, so not a bad …

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Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves

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Research by the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and others confirms the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector—since mid-March 2020, the pandemic has (at least temporarily) cost the U.S. arts …

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Why the Combination of Analytical Skills and Creativity Is So Valuable

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Many people believe that analytical skills and creativity are opposites and cannot exist (or only rarely exist) in the same person. Sometimes this is framed as the “left brain/right brain”  dichotomy or as “logic” versus “intuition”. In reality, this sharp …

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All-Star Podcast & Audio Drama Panel – 11/18

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Join industry leaders, including the Head of Network Development for Spotify; a Senior Producer at Broadway Video; the Head of Shondaland Audio; and a leading writer in the medium, for a wide-ranging discussion about the emerging field of scripted podcasts, …

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Info Session

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Are you hoping to build a successful career around your passion for the performing arts? Join Wolf Trap staff to learn about gratifying performing arts careers in communications, development, education, and administration and how the skills you develop as an …

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Hart Howerton Fellowship Program – Architecture/Design

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Global design firm, Hart Howerton, is pleased to announce its 2021 Fellowship Program. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and interior design, Hart Howerton’s Fellowship program offers students the advantages of professional office …

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off the grid: projects for the moment – Call for Entry @ Schwarzman Center

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Since the onset of the global pandemic, every day has meant adapting, resisting, reflecting, re-energizing and re-imagining with our hopes, fears and dreams in stride. As we look to 2021, we collectively navigate the iterations of our present moment more intentionally …

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Innovator’s Toolkit Workshops @ Tsai CITY

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If you haven’t already been engaging with this series of free workshops, focused on key skills for innovation, make sure to check out Tsai CITY’s remaining offerings for the semester.

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