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Job Titles

Account Executive Documentation Specialist Playwright
Administrative Assistant Editor Poet
Administrator Editorial Assistant Proofreader
Advertising Copywriter Freelance Writer/Consultant Public Administrator
Analyst Greeting Card Writer Public Speaker
Attorney Information Abstractor Publicity Agent
Author Journalist Publisher
Biographer Librarian Publicist
Book Critic Magazine Writer Radio-TV Newscaster
College Professor Manuscript Reader Reading Consultant
Columnist/Communicator Market Researcher Reporter
Comedy Writer Marketing Specialist Research Assistant
Communications Manager Marketing Writer Sales Representative
Copywriter Narrator Speech Writer
Creative Writer Novelist Teacher
Critic, Art/Book Paralegal Technical Writer
Desktop Publisher Personnel Manager Writer

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Analytical Disciplined Motivated
Articulate Empathetic Observant
Artistic Ethical Open-minded
Candid Focused Responsible
Communicative Imaginative Sympathetic
Creative Inquisitive Tactful
Curious Investigative Understanding
Dedicated Literate Well-read

Workplace Skills

Analyze information
Communicate with superiors and other staff
Consult with colleagues and clients
Create multi-media promotional materials and training resources
Develop public relations materials
Distribute information (electronically and in hard copy)
Draw conclusions and communicate views
Facilitate meetings and training opportunities
Edit written materials
Inform others verbally and in writing
Manage people
Manage publications

Perform research
Summarize information
Teach creative writing
Teach grammar
Teach literature
Write advertising copy
Write articles
Write internal directives
Write news releases
Write news stories and features
Write speeches

Job Postings


Missouri Teacher Certification: Information on the requirements needed to receive certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): The organization promotes English education in public schools and includes a list of helpful teaching resources, articles about effective teaching, and other helpful education links and publications.

NewTeacher.com: Features advice on becoming a teacher, finding a job, substitute teaching, and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Opportunity to view many higher education positions. Prior week's issues can be viewed for free. Must be a member to view the current week's issue.


Association of Writers and Writing Programs: With a $37 student subscription you can receive email updates of job opportunities.

PoeWar.com Writer's Resource Center: Features tips on improving your writing, interviews with professionals, and job opportunities.

SunOasis - for Writers, Editors, and Copywriters: Excellent site for job search strategies, career development, and national job announcements.

The Burry Man Writers Center: Freelance job links, resources for writers - for working professionals and beginners.

Journalism and News

Journalism Jobs: This site offers hundreds of job postings, salary info, and lots of helpful career and industry links.

Newspaper Jobs Page: A comprehensive list of job boards, communication companies, and state press agencies.

Publishing and Editing

Publishers Marketing Association: Classifieds listed for editors, copywriters, and other writing and publishing job announcements.

American Copy Editors Society: Listings for editorial job openings.

Editor and Publisher: Job vacancies listed in several fields, including advertising, circulation, editorial, and production.

Marketing and Advertising

AdAge.com: Search the job bank, receive email of related job opportunities and post your current resume.

American Advertising Agencies: A comprehensive list of ad agencies in major cities including Kansas City. You may also post your resume for free with the nation's top ad agencies.

NationJob.com: Advertising and Media Jobs: Extensive list of job opportunities in advertising, public relations, and media.

Paladin Staffing Solutions: Specializes in placing marketing and creative professionals in temporary, direct hire or temp-to-hire positions. This free service caters to larger organizations in major U.S. cities.

Web Advertising Jobs: Search for web advertising jobs according to job title and location.

Public Relations
All about Public Relations: Great page for career tips, job listings, and links to helpful internet sites regarding PR jobs.

Public Relations Society of America: The PRSA Public Relations and Communications Jobcenter is the most targeted community of public relations and communications professionals.