Jobs in Writing, Publishing, and Editing
PhD students in the humanities and social sciences are, of course, excellent writers. There are numerous career paths beyond academia where you can apply these writing skills in various creative, intellectual, and rewarding capacities. These paths include academic and non-academic presses, grant-writing, communications, marketing, content development, journalism, and more.
See below for some resources to learn more about or prepare to enter this field:
- Career exploration, networking, and skill-building resources for careers in writing, publishing and editing – ImaginePhD
- “Careers in Publishing for the Humanities and Social Sciences” – Duke University Postdoc Services
- “The precarious world of freelance editing, post-PhD” – University Affairs
- “How to Become a Technical Writer, for Academics” – HASTAC
- Seek out internships in organizations by searching job boards such as the one on our website and Indeed.
- Reach out to alums working in museums on CrossCampus for informational interviews
Learn from GSAS Alums and Other PhDs
- Interview with anthropology PhD who became a journalist
- Interview with French professor who transitioned to fundraising and development
- Versatile PhD: Resume and Biography of English PhD who became a medical writer
- Versatile PhD: Resume and Biography of French PhD who became an editor at an online learning company