PhD Pathways in Writing, Publishing, and Editing

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:

 

Learn from GSAS Alums and Other PhDs

Academic Publishing Internships at Yale and Elsewhere

Every Spring, Yale University Press opens applications for summer internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent Yale graduates, in acquisitions, editing, marketing, and sales. These 10 week, 30/hr week positions are a great way to gain a first experience in academic publishing.

Similar opportunities are available at MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, Vanderbilt University Press, along with many other presses in the country. Permanent positions in academic publishing typically ask for 2-3 years minimum experience in publishing and one of these internships can be a good first step in the door.

AI Resume Review and Mock Interviews: Big Interview

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is a term you may have heard of, and if not, you will soon.

Through the Big Interview AI Resume Review, students can upload their draft resume and a job description and receive an ATS review, …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Forage’s Virtual Experiences: Great Resume Builder!

Forage offers free, very-short virtual work experiences, which are online programs designed and delivered by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. Forage experiences …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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List of Summer Housing Resources

The following tips and list of housing resources by City are compiled annually based on referrals from Yale students and alums.

When starting your housing search, check with classmates and friends who will be in the same area as you …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Employers Project 14.7% Increase in Hiring for Class of 2023 College Graduates

Employers plan to hire 14.7% more new graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022, according to the National Associations of College & Employer’s (NACE) Job Outlook 2023 report.

Employers plan to hire 14.7% …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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2023 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship

Interested in gaining experience and mentorship in grassroots community and labor organizing?
Applications are now open for the 2023 Summer Community Organizing Fellowship for Yale students working on a wide range of issues, including housing, voting, labor rights, education and more. Complete a …

By Lori Ferrara
Lori Ferrara Senior Administrative Assistant
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