Newspaper journalists usually begin their career in small markets, and often follow their undergraduate degree with another summer internship or longer post-grad internship in the field before finding work. Most creative writers begin by submitting their work to literary journals, editors, agents, film production companies, or television series, as well as finding an audience through social media, blogging, and self-publishing. Also keep in mind that many careers require writing skills—advertising, public relations, corporate communications, speech or position paper writing, and development are all good examples. The business focus of publishing is significantly different from the creative focus of journalism and writing. Typical entry level positions in the field of publishing include editorial assistant and assistant editor, publicity assistant, and other assistant positions in areas such as technology, marketing, production, and sales.
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