Carnegie Mellon University


Careers in Creative Writing

After graduation, many Creative Writing majors go on to graduate writing programs and to careers in teaching, publishing, public relations, advertising, TV and film, and freelance writing and editing.

The extracurricular writing activities and a variety of writing internships available on and off campus provide Creative Writing majors with valuable experiences for planning their futures. Along with the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC), students have access to an alumni network, professional writers who visit classes and participate in events on campus, and our very own faculty, many of whom are professionally active in their discipline outside of the classroom.

Below you can find some of the job titles our Creative Writing alumni hold, as well as the names of the companies where they work.

Job Titles of our Creative Writing Graduates

  • Executive Editor
  • Producer
  • Editorial Director
  • TV Screenwriter
  • Art Director
  • VP of Content Operations
  • Senior Editor
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Social Content Lead
  • Executive Producer
  • Copy Writer
  • Artist in Residence

Employers of our Creative Writing Graduates

  • Little, Brown, & Company
  • Netflix
  • BBC America
  • Lucky Eight TV
  • CRW Graphics
  • Complex Media
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Level Interactive
  • New Wave Entertainment
  • Fox Digital Studios
  • Giant Eagle, Inc.
  • National Archives