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Careers and Placement for Professional Writing Masters Graduates

As digital media and global communications continue to grow, so does demand for qualified professional writers: those who can clearly convey an organization’s image and messages, both internally and externally for stakeholders and members of the public.

The M.A. in Professional Writing (MAPW) program has a 90+% placement rate in communications jobs across corporate, government and university sectors.



 

Recent Jobs (2009 - 2019)

  • Medical Writer, Allegheny Health Network 
  • Technical Writer, Uber
  • Technical Writer, Google
  • Technical Writer/Editor, Ball Aerospace 
  • Content Writer & Researcher, Mondato
  • Communications and Multimedia Specialist, Stanford University (Office of Sustainability)
  • Technical Writer, ServiceNow 
  • Ebook Production Assistant, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Technical Writer, LinkedIn
  • Technical Publications Specialist, ProActive Technologies, Inc.
  • Consultant/Instructional Design, TiER1 Performance
  • Writer (Office of Communications), New York University 
  • Marketing Associate, NBS Scientific USA
  • Legal Writer (Immigration Law), May Law Group
  • Content/Technical Writer, Fitbit
  • Technical Writer, Salesforce
  • Technical/Proposal Writer, Advanced Software Systems, Inc. (ASSYST) 
  • Technical Writer, Ferguson Enterprises
  • Copywriter and Social Media Specialist, Beyond Spots & Dots
  • Technical Writer, Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Communications Specialist, Johns Hopkins University 
  • Communications Assistant, Genetics Society of America
  • Digital Product Manager, PNC
  • Senior Communications Specialist, PNC
  • Product Content Strategist, Sentric, Inc. 
  • Technical Writer, Aurora Tech
  • Technical Writer & Project Support Specialist, J.P. Systems, Inc
  • Communications Specialist, Covestro
  • Technical Publications Professional, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • Technical Writer, High Fidelity, Inc.
  • Senior Technical Writer, Salesforce
  • Marketing Coordinator and Sanction Screening and Reporting Analyst, Strategic Management Services, LLC 
  • Marketing Content Specialist, Clearview Federal Credit Union
  • Head of Brand Marketing, Jumprope 
  • Lecturer and English Language Specialist, University of Maryland
  • Senior Strategy Analyst, UPMC
  • Project Manager, PowerTrain
  • Legal Writing Specialist, Hudson Legal
  • Communications Marketing Specialist, Allegheny Health Network 
  • Technical Writer, Oracle 
  • Senior Technical Writer, Autodesk
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst, Corry Capital Advisors
  • Technical Writer and Professional Communicator, Epic Systems
  • Associate News Editor, Captivate 
  • Investment Analyst, 36kr.com
  • Writer/Editor & Project Manager, Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Customer Success Manager, dapulse 
  • Marketing and Public Relations Director, Ashtabula Arts Center
  • Internal Communications Senior Specialist, Aon
  • Corporate Communications Specialist, Industrial Scientific
  • Audience-Centered Writer and Designer, bioMérieux
  • SEO Stategist, Fathom
  • Visual Designer, Cloudberry Creative
  • Marketing Copywriter, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
  • Poetry Editor, LIght: A Journal of Photography and Poetry
  • Assistant Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Content Strategist, Highmark Health 
  • Information Architect, Ally Bank
  • Senior Technical Editor, Federal Reserve Board
  • Journals Assistant Editor, Genetics Society of America
  • Technical Publication Professional, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • UX Writer and Content Strategist, Red Hat
  • Lead Technical Writer, Salesforce
  • UX Writer, Spotify
  • Senior HR M&A Communications Specialist, Intel
  • Law Clerk, JONES DAY 
  • Communications Coordinator, Catholic Charities Eastern Washington 
  • Senior Technical Writer, LinkedIn
  • Senior Corporate Communications Analyst, Highmark
  • Senior Technical Writer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Lead Associate (Communication and Change Management),  Willis Towers Watson 
  • Multiplatform Editor, The Washington Post
  • Quality Assurance, Epic
  • Employee Communications Specialist, Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Coordinator (Global Marketing & Communications),  Deluxe Entertainment Services Group 
  • Writer and Content Strategist, Direct Energy Business 
  • Program Content Writer (Security Awareness Training), Proofpoint
  • Marketing Specialist, ErieTec, Inc.
  • Assistant Editor, Del Rey Books
  • Associate Director of Communications, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • Games Content and Brand Writer, Hasbro
  • Technical Editor, Cole Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Technical Writer, Turnitin
  • Risknet® & Cybersecurity, The Ackerman Group LLC
  • Technical Writer, TerraSim Inc.
  • Sr. Technical Writer, Workday