CAREERS IN… English and Creative Writing

The links below are relevant to your subject area and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities. You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied.

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Careers information

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website – find graduate jobs and postgraduate courses.

  • Explore types of jobs – Look into Advertising, Marketing & PR, Education, Teaching & Lecturing, Publishing, Media & Performing Arts, Information Services
  • Explore job sectors – Look into Creative & Cultural Arts, Broadcast, Film & Interactive Media, Publishing, Voluntary, Education
  • Options with your subject – Discover how best to use your degree.
  • Search job vacancies – Select Advertising, Marketing & PR, Education, Teaching & Lecturing, Publishing, Media & Performing Arts, Information Services

Jobs & Work Experience

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Log in to Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

After English – Higher Education Academy information site for English graduates.

Arts and Humanities Research Council – A range of UK-wide programmes supporting the highest quality research and postgraduate training in the arts and humanities.

Arts Council of Wales – For information and funding of the Arts across Wales.

Arts Culture Media Jobs – Job website for creative people.

BBCBBC Job Portal.

BBC Writers Room – The BBC’s online resource for writing drama and comedy for television, radio and film.

Bubble is a niche online jobs board that specialises in advertising the latest online marketing, eCommerce, social media, digital, display advertising, SEM, web design and development and graphic design jobs from the UK’s top employers. Advertised jobs from major brands including BUPA, Clarks, Dunelm Mill and House of Fraser and more.

Creative Pool – Design, digital media, new media and web jobs.

Cultural Industries Development Agency – Creative and cultural industries development agency in East London.

Literary Arts in Personal Development – Organisation established to promote the use of the literary arts for personal development.

Literature Wales – Literature Wales (previously Academi) is the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Authors.

Media Week – Jobs board for Media Sales and Publishing professionals.

National Council for the Training of Journalists – Journalism training products and services.

National Literacy Trust – Independent charity that changes lives through literacy.

PPA jobs – Features jobs & career opportunities in the magazine & media sectors

Publishing Training Centre – Courses in proofreading, editing and other publishing skills.

Sector Skills Council for Audio Visual Industries – Industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses.

Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries – An industry-led organisation promising to have influence over the supply of education and skills across the UK.

The Arts Council – Promote the arts across England, acting as an independent body.

Working for an MP – For jobs and internships with politicians, political parties and lobbying and campaigning organisations.

Professional Bodies and Organisations

Association of Authors’ Agents – The Association is a voluntary body to provide a forum for member agencies to discuss industry matters, to uphold a code of good practice, and to provide a vehicle for representing the interests of agents and authors.

Chartered Institute of Librarians & Information Professionals – Professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers.

Chartered Institute of Marketing – Support to equip marketers with the knowledge and tools they need to excel in this profession.

Institute of Practitioners in Advertising – The IPA help advertising agencies win and develop new business.

National Association of Writers in EducationNAWE aims to serve its members and to further their ideals.

Periodicals Publishing Association – PPA’s role is to promote and protect the interests of the industry in general, and member companies in particular.

Publishers Association – The PA’s mission is to strengthen the trading environment for UK publishers, by providing a voice for the industry in Government, within society and with other stakeholders in the UK, in Europe and internationally.

The Poetry Society – The Poetry Society is a membership-based and Arts Council England-funded registered charity, whose stated aims are to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.

The Society of Authors – Help, Advice and Information.

The Society of Young Publishers – advice and information for anyone looking to get into the publishing industry.

The Writers Guild Of Great Britain – The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film and video games.

Related Media

AGCAS Industry Insight – Publishing – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – New roles in journalism and how to get them.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Are you prepared for publishing?

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