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A Growing Field of Editors and Writers With A PhD

The range of editing and writing positions available to PhDs reaches across industries and draws upon specific domain expertise, technical acumen, and superior writing and research skills. As this week’s SmartJobs indicates, there is a tremendous demand from the marketplace, from the private sector to NGOs, journal publications and government agencies.

Beyond the representative jobs listed here, there are also hundreds of available positions as media industry analysts, research and information specialists, digital project and product managers, communications specialists, and many more with advanced degree and/or PhD criteria.

Open up and explore further.


Senior Editor, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Kalman & Company

Technical Writer/Editor, FedWriters

Senior Editor/Technical Writer/Communications Specialist, Terracore

Editor, Branded Content, The Economist

Senior Policy and Communications Associate, Innovations for Poverty

Editor, Transportation Research Board, National Academies

Video Lesson Lead, Humanities, Great Minds


Senior Medical Writer, ReNovius

Math Writing Editor, Great Minds

Senior or Associate Editor, Science Immunology

Grant Writer/Staff Scientist, New York Genome Center


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For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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