Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences. Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.

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Editing Language Publishing & Circulation
Education Libraries (includes archiving) Speech
ESL (English as a Second Language) Literacy Writing - General
General Literature Writing - Niche Market
Journalism Non-Profit Writing - Technical (grant, medical, scientific)
Useful USC Resources

 

EDITING

USC - Websites for the School of Journalism
http://www.sc.edu/career/journalism.html#edit
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to editing-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in literature and English might have prepared you for a career in this field.

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EDUCATION

USC - Websites for the College of Education
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=education
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education related opportunities.

National Council of Teachers of English
http://www.ncte.org/
Good resources for English teachers.  Search lengthy list of job postings in English language arts, including literature, composition, creative writing, and reading...mostly at the college level. Also, you can list yourself as a candidate in the job seeker section. First time users may wish to use the site map.

College English Association
http://www.as.ysu.edu/~english/cea/ceaindex.htm

This is a national organization of teacher-scholars dedicated to teaching English in colleges and universities.

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ESL (English as a second language)

So You Wanna Teach English Abroad?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/englishabroad/englishabroad.html

Learn more about what teaching English abroad involves.

Career Services - Northwestern University
http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/findinternshipjob/international/index.html
Good tips on conducting a job search for teaching abroad opportunities. Also provides links for locating ESL job listings and information.

USC - Career Center - International Information and Opportunities
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=webresources/international
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to international opportunities, including a section on teaching abroad.

ESLemployment
http://www.eslemployment.com

Search jobs by country or request to receive weekly e-mails digests of new jobs that have been posted to the site.

ESL Monkeys: International ESL/EFL Teaching Job Center
http://www.eslmonkeys.com/
Search international ESL employment vacancies in the job listings. Learn about teaching opportunities and experiences from the job journal and teachers' forums. Research country information, check currency conversions and find job locations on a map.

TOSEL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
http://www.tesol.org/
Search worldwide job listings, find out how to become qualified in TESOL, and gain job searching advice.

The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
http://www.iatefl.org/
Explore this site for useful information.  Most resources are for members.

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GENERAL

* Current Jobs for Graduates & Liberal Arts Newsletter
http://graduatejobs.com/sub_login.htm
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Click on subscribers and choose liberal arts for great jobs in anthropology, archaeology, classics, college admissions/residence hall, English/writing/literature, government, history, museum studies, humanities, philosophy, political science, public administration, legislative affairs, and more. The USC Career Center subscribes to this service and thus a username and password are required. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

Editor and Publisher Online
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/
This site contains information on the media giants, with a focus on newspapers, radio, television, magazines, and book publishers. The site map is the easiest way to use this page, or just click on "jobs" for job listings.

Mediabistro.com
http://www.mediabistro.com/
This web site is for anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry: editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers, production, circulation people in book publishing, magazines, television, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, PR and graphic design.  Many of the jobs are in New York, Boston, MA, Washington, DC or California, but may also include others nationally.

Sunoasis Jobs
http://www.sunoasis.com/
Fantastic site for writers, editors and copywriters!  You may search for freelance jobs, online jobs, full time jobs and even internships by region or internationally.  You can also subscribe to their free on-line newsletter and add your profile to their classifieds section.  Be sure to pay attention to the links to other resources in each section.  There are some good ones.

Creative Freelancers
http://www.freelancers.com/
Search job postings in writing, editing, proofreading, creative, web design, graphic design, and typist or add your portfolio to this site.

International Association of Business Communicators
http://www.iabc.com/
See the jobs link for openings in areas such as public relations, corporate communications, writing, marketing, presentation specialist, media relations, promotions and events management, public information and other communications related areas.

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JOURNALISM

USC - Websites for the School of Journalism
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=journalism
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to journalism-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in literature and English might have prepared you for a career in journalism, writing, marketing, or advertising.

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LANGUAGE

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Linguistics)
http://www.sc.edu/career/la/linguistics.html
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to linguistics-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in literature and English might have prepared you for a career in linguistics.

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Foreign Languages)
http://www.sc.edu/career/la/llc.html
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to foreign language-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in literature and English might have prepared you for a career using languages.

The Modern Language Association
http://www.mla.org/
Subscribers may access up-to-date listings of jobs in both foreign language and English departments by field, language, or period; by geographic region; by key words or phrases in an ad; and by rank. (subscriptions start at $18 for a half year).  Excellent "must see" information on job market for this career. Now also has an "online job counseling" section with excellent advice on pursuing both academic and non-academic career paths.

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LIBRARIES (includes archiving)

USC - Websites for the School of Library & Information Science
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/career/websitescareer.htm
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to opportunities in library science and information management.  Use these links to explore how your background in literature and English might have prepared you for a career in these areas.

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LITERACY

National Institute for Literacy
http://www.nifl.gov/
Click on the ?Employment" at the bottom of the site for vacant positions.

Academic Language Therapy Association
http://www.altaread.org
This association serves therapists that help those diagnosed with dyslexia and/or written-language disorders develop effective secondary language and written communication skills through proficiency in reading and writing.   Use the "resources" section to identify potential employers.

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LITERATURE

American Comparative Literature Association
http://www.acla.org/
Excellent source for research opportunities, networking, and links to other electronic resources. See the section specifically for graduate students.

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NON-PROFIT

USC - Career Center - Non Profit Job Listings & Employer Information
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=webresources/nonprofit
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to employer information and job listings for both U.S. and overseas non-profit organizations.

Monster.com: Volunteer and Nonprofit Jobs
http://career-advice.com/industry-trends/volunteer-work/Volunteer-and-Nonprofit-Jobs/home.aspx
Comprehensive listings with links to non-profit and volunteer organization sites. Unique career management links are provided to help with interviewing, resume writing, and networking. Contains recruiter lists and chat options.

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PUBLISHING & CIRCULATION

Bookjobs.com
http://www.bookjobs.com/index.php
Fantastic website designed to introduce you to careers in the publishing industry.  Learn all about different types of publishing, different functions within a publishing company, access a listing of publishing companies, and search for jobs and internships in the field!

PublishersWeekly.com
http://jobs.publishersweekly.com/
Browse jobs in editing, design/production, marketing/publicity, sales, management, general publishing, and freelance. 

Association of American Publishers
http://www.publishers.org/
Click on "industry statistics" for useful information about the book publishing industry.

Magazine Publishers of America
http://www.magazine.org/
Click on "careers" to access information on magazine industry job fairs, job postings, internship postings, and related career resources.

PublishersMarketplace
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/jobs/
Long and timely list of jobs and internships in the publishing industry.

Publishing Central
http://www.publishingcentral.com
You?ll find 6 main headings on this site: book publishing, magazine publishing, newsletter publishing, audio publishing, e-book publishing, and e-zine publishing. Under each of these headings you?ll find additional links to career, industry or employment information for that heading.  This will include links to sites that post both jobs and internships for some of the headings.

American Society of Business Publication Editors
http://www.asbpe.org/
Click on ?job connection? for positions available in the business press as well as links to business publishers' sites.   Postings are slanted toward editing, but some involve writing or management as well. Salary reports also available.

Library Journal
http://jobs.libraryjournal.com/
Browse jobs in library management and services. Also a nice selection of links.

Publishers? Catalogs
http://www.lights.ca/publisher/
While this site is intended to direct you to the catalogs of various publishers, you may use the directory to search for (and link to) 7500+ publishing companies. Search by city, state, country, topics (i.e.. poetry, science, religion) or type of material they publish (books, maps, magazines, ebooks).

Publishers Marketing Association
http://www.ibpa-online.org/membersarea/directory/directory.aspx
Search this trade association's on-line membership directory of 4,000+ publishers.  You may search alphabetically, by state or by category.

International Publishing Management Association
http://www.ipma.org/
This organization is for in-house corporate publishing and distribution professionals provide graphic design, page layout, copy, print, mail and distribution services to their enterprise.  Members only may click on ?job board? to access publishing related jobs by location, skill level or industry area.

CircJobs.com
http://www.circjobs.com/
Jobs related to magazine or other print-related circulation.  Although this site will allow you to create an on-line resume and apply for jobs directly on-line, you may also obtain the organization?s contact information and apply to them directly.  You may also search the company profiles for potential employers that may not have current jobs listed.

CircPros.com
http://www.circpros.com/
Jobs in circulation management  - mostly with newspapers. This site allows you to directly upload your resume and browse jobs.

American Book Sellers Association
http://www.bookweb.org/
Interested in working in the book selling industry?  Use the membership directories to access a database of over 4,500 booksellers, complete with URLs, email addresses and descriptions.

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SPEECH

USC - Websites for the School of Journalism
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=journalism
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to journalism-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in speech and communication might have prepared you for a career in journalism, writing, marketing, or advertising.

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Linguistics)
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=la/linguistics
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to linguistics and speech pathology-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in speech might have prepared you for a career in these areas.

National Speakers Association
http://www.nsaspeaker.org/
Interested in being a professional public speaker?  Learn more about the field through this professional association.

Association of Image Consultants International (AICI)
http://www.aici.org/
If you?re interested in teaching and training others about their appearance, behavior and communication skills through individual consultations, then image consulting may be just the field for you.  Learn more here.

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WRITING - GENERAL

Writer's Resource Center: Job Postings
http://www.poewar.com/jobs-by-category/
Search the left side of the screen to look at jobs by category.

Writers Write:  The Write Jobs
http://www.writerswrite.com/jobs/
Types of positions posted include journalism, editors, staff writing, freelance writing, technical writing, greeting card writing, business communications, medical writing and more. Provides links to other writing-related job resources, direct links to company job pages and newsgroup job searches. Also has a new job seekers section where you can post a profile.

Indispensable Writing Resources
http://www.enhancemywriting.com
Resources for jobs in writing, PR, and journalism.

Absolute Write
http://www.absolutewrite.com/
For those interested in freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, writing novels, non-fiction, comic book writing, greeting cards, poetry, songwriting and more. Click on market listings for career-related resources.  Be sure to also see the "take me to..." links.

Authorlink
http://www.authorlink.com/index.html
Industry news, information, and marketing services for publishers, literary agents, and writers. 

 Freelance Writing
http://www.freelancewriting.com/freelance-writing-jobs.php
Includes a long list of job opportunities for freelance writers.

Freelance Jobs News
http://r144.com/
See the ?for writers only? section for a list of on-line publications that accept submissions from freelance writers. Also click on the link for freelance job sites.

WriterFind
http://www.writerfind.com/freelance_jobs/
Freelance and telecommuting jobs. You can sign up to receive e-mails of new jobs as they are posted to the site.

The Associated Writing Programs
http://awpwriter.org/default.htm
See the ?careers? section for links to job search sites and career-related articles with advice for writers. The job placement service is for members only.

CoffeeHouse for Writers
http://www.coffeehouseforwriters.com/
Neat site for writers. Offers e-mail discussion lists, training classes and tips on writing.

The Burry Man Writers Center
http://www.burryman.com/
Great resource page with valuable resource links in such categories as health writing, fiction writing, romance writing, freelance, non-fiction, and more!  One of Writer's Digest's "101 Best Web Sites for Writers".

* National Writers Union Job Hotline
http://www.nwu.org/
Both contract and permanent jobs are listed here.  You are asked to pay a finder?s fee if you get a job through this site. Be sure to also see the internships link. 

Writers' Guild of America
http://www.wga.org/
Good links and resources for writers.

So You Wanna Publish a Book?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/publishbook/publishbook.html
Learn how to write a proposal, find an agent and sign a contract.

So You Wanna Get a Short Story Published?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/shortstory/shortstory.html
Learn about copyright law, how to determine if your story is publishable, where and how to submit it and more.

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WRITING - NICHE MARKET

 

Greeting Card Association ingcard.org/" style="text-decoration: none"> http://www.greetingcard.org/

Use the membership link to access greeting card companies and related organizations that are members of this professional association.

National Editorial Writers
http://www.ncew.org
This site's free job bank allows newspapers seeking editorial or opinion page staff to post notices of job openings and writers and editors seeking opinion page jobs to post their availability.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers
http://www.sabew.org/news/home.htm
Search jobs and internships related to writing business documents for companies, or copy for the business section of newspapers, magazines, etc..  You will first need to register for free to this site.

Specialized Information Publishers Association
http://www.newsletters.org
Use this site to learn more about the newsletter industry.  Contact specific members for more information and to network.

Society of Children?s Book Writers and Illustrators
http://www.scbwi.org/
The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. There are currently more than 16,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regions, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world.  Be sure to see "links" section to assist you in networking.

Write4Kids.com
http://www.write4kids.com/index.html
A how-to web site for those interested in writing children?s literature.

So You Wanna Write a Children?s Book?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/childbook/childbook.html
Information on how to get started, how to choose and agent and/or publisher and how to submit your manuscript.  

Travel Writers.com
http://main.travelwriters.com
Register to this site for free, then access various information.  Click on ?market news? for freelance job opportunities, or click on ?travel publications update? for a listing of 800 publications - approximately 600 magazines and 200 newspapers.

Society of American Travel Writers
http://www.satw.org/
Members of this society include writers, photographers, editors, electronic media and journalists, film lecturers, broadcast/video/film producers and public relations representatives.  Search the membership directory under "You and SATW" for more information from travel writers.

International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
http://www.ifwtwa.org/
Click on ?member?s web sites? to network with travel or food & wine writers.

Romance Writers of America
http://www.rwanational.org/
Resources for those interested in writing romance novels. Interesting industry statistics page.

Poets & Writers Magazine
http://www.pw.org/mag/
Click on ?classifieds? to see a listing of writing contests, conferences, workshops, editing services, calls for submissions, and more.

So You Wanna Publish Your Poetry?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/publishpoem/publishpoem.html
Learn how to prepare a manuscript, identify markets and submit your work.

religionwriters.com
http://www.religionwriters.com/
Click on ?jobs postings" under "member benefits on the right side of the page.  Also, go to "Resource  Library" for many helpful links.

ABC (Disney) Talent Development Programs
http://www.abctalentdevelopment.com/
Learn more about competitive, paid opportunities ABC (Disney) provides to aspiring actors, television directors and producers, and television and film writers.

Ask A Reporter
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/ask_reporters/archives.html
This page is part of the New York Times Learning Network.  View profiles of reporters in such niche areas as international reporting, election coverage, education reporter, science reporter, technical reporter, culture reporter/critic, religion reporter, sports reporter, and photography.  See what these professionals have to say about working in the newspaper industry and what advice they give to aspiring reporters.

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WRITING - TECHNICAL (grant, medical, scientific)

* pt">Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
http://www.attw.org/
Register on this site for free and have access to resources for technical writers and related job postings (minimal).

TechWhirl
http://www.techwhirl.org/
Great page if you?re a technical writer, editor, indexer, teacher, student, or just someone interested in technical communication topics. Has great information on how to network and get a job in technical writing. Must be a member to access the page.

Society for Technical Communication
http://www.stc.org
Diverse career site for technical writers, editors, graphic designers, videographers, multimedia artists, web and Intranet page information designers, and translators.  Members have access to job postings, but look into their competitions.

Usability Interest Group
http://www.stcsig.org/usability/index.html
A special interest group of the society of technical communication, members of this group are mainly technical writers interested in creating technical products and services that are ?usable? by consumers.

The American Medical Writers Association
http://www.amwa.org
Provides links to other related sites. The association also provides professional development opportunities for those in the profession.  Members of the association may view full time and free lance job postings, as well as submit their profile in the freelance directory for a fee.

Association of Health Care Journalists
http://www.healthjournalism.org/
Network with these members of the Association of Health Care Journalists to learn more about this field of writing.

Society of Environmental Journalists: Mentoring Program
http://www.sej.org/careers/index6.htm
Information on this association?s mentoring program.

The National Association of Science Writers
http://nasw.org/
Members will receive a subscription to ScienceWriters, a quarterly review, access to the online jobs page, access to a list of publications with an ongoing need for freelancers, and lists of internships, fellowships, and workshops. They may also subscribe to the nasw-jobs mailing list, which will send an email with each new job ad within minutes after it arrives. Finally, they will have access to online and printed versions of NASW's membership directory which contains contact information for all 2,000 NASW members. Student memberships are $25.  Non-members should be sure to see information on "other organizations" under "important links".

DC Science Writers Association
http://www.dcswa.org/mc/page.do
Jobs in science writing, mostly in the Washington, DC area.  Members can also post a profile in the freelance writers directory.

Science Writers in NY
http://nasw.org/users/swiny/jobs.html
Job postings in New York state for science writers.

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
http://www.casw.org/careers.htm
This association provides a wonderful on-line guide to careers in science writing.

Council of Science Editors
http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/jobbank/position_available.cfm
Job postings in editing medical or scientific articles.

Research Associates
http://www.grantexperts.com/
This is a not-for-profit organization based in Columbia, SC.

American Grant Writers Association
http://www.agwa.us/
This professional association out of Florida conducts training for those that wish to become certified in grant writing.

Professional Communication Society of IEEE
http://www.ieeepcs.org/
An organization within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This group is concerned with the effective communication of technical and business communication which encompasses distance learning, web design and hypertext, document usability, video, team writing, visual communication, information design, communication and publication management and production, user interface design, and information dissemination, retrieval, and use.

National Writers Union's Biztech Division
http://www.nwu.org/nwu/index.php?cmd=showPage&page_id=1.5.3
This organization, affiliated with the National Writers Union, is for business and technical writers. Biztech addresses the needs of NWU members who work in these fields. Specifically, this site provides good information on working with third party recruiters and freelance/temping.

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USEFUL USC RESOURCES

USC - Department of English Language and Literature /" style="text-decoration: none">http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/
Information on the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. Includes descriptions of courses offered through the department.

USC JobMate
http://www.sc.edu/career
Click on "USC JobMate" on the right of the page. Updated daily by the Career Center at USC. Lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in different industries. Job descriptions include contact information.

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