CAREERS IN… English and Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing The links below are relevant to English and Creative Writing 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. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

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

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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.

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

Creative Choices Literature – Industry insights in literature.

Discover Teaching in Wales – Routes in teaching.

Get into Teaching – Teaching English

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.

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

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Arts Council England – Jobs in the arts.

Arts Culture Media Jobs – Jobs for creative people.

BBCBBC Job Portal.

Bubble is a niche online jobs board for UK digital and tech jobs. Search for online content and copywriting jobs

Creative Choices – Jobs in the creative industries including literature.

Creative Pool -Digital media including copywriting jobs.

Jobs.ac.uk – Find the latest language, literature and culture jobs and research opportunities in Higher Education.

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

The National Library of Wales volunteering opportunities

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

Working for an MP – Jobs and internships with politicians, political parties and campaigning organisations including communications, press and writing opportunities.

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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 Society of Authors – Help, Advice and Information.

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

Welsh Book Trade Info Y Fasnach Lyfrau Ar-lean – Developed by the Welsh Books Council as a comprehensive source of information about the book 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.

After English Blog – Read blogs from English students and graduates.

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The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018


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