Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Emerson College is located just blocks away from publishing industry giants including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Beacon Press, Da Capo Press, MIT Press, Addison-Wesley, David R. Godine, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Allyn and Bacon, and Pearson. Several magazines and journals call Boston home as well, including Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Cook’s Illustrated, and Ploughshares.

Whatever your professional goals and interests might be, our Publishing and Writing program gives you exclusive access to internship opportunities, teaching positions, and more, including:

Writing Studies Program

The Writing Studies Program provides you with opportunities to mentor, teach and train undergraduate Emerson writing students.


Ploughshares is an award-winning literary journal offering exclusive job opportunities to Emerson writing students in editorial, marketing, and design.


Redivider is an award-winning literary journal produced by graduate students in the Creative Writing and Writing and Publishing programs. You can gain editing experience, publish your own work, and collaborate with other writers. 


emersonWRITES is a creative writing program offering free college-style workshops to students grades 8-12 enrolled in a Greater Boston public or charter school. Classes are taught by Emerson’s Creative Writing and Writing and Publishing graduate students.

Career Outlook

Students interested in a publishing career will enjoy a dynamic range of careers, including:

  • Literary Agents
  • Critics
  • Editorial Consultants
  • Book and magazine editors
  • Magazine writers
  • Print and Production Specialists
  • Publicists
  • Marketing Coordinators
  • Social Media Specialists
  • Public Relations Managers


Publishing and Writing alumni have gone on to become leaders in the Magazine and Newspaper industries, Book Publishing, and Business Publishing. Our alumni have worked for a variety of companies, including:

Magazines & Newspapers

  • The Washington Post 
  • Time Inc.
  • Boston magazine
  • The Washingtonian
  • Vox
  • Coastal Living
  • Country Living
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • Eater Austin
  • Bustle

Book Publishers

  • Penguin Random House
  • Beacon Press
  • Candlewick Press
  • Da Capo Press
  • BenBella Books
  • University of Michigan Press
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Cell Press

Business Publishing

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Bain & Co.
  • V2 Communications
  • NIIT
  • Harvard Alumni Association 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Student Resources


Emerge is Emerson’s online community connecting current students with alumni from around the world.