Writers and Authors:

Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Also includes

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,580.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 2,001
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.12 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Practice creative writing and development
Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes
Write articles concerning the news or analysis commentary
Write scripts for use in movies, plays, or a variety of entertainment venues
Convey moods or emotions through writing
Develop sales presentations
Design advertising layout
Write advertising copy
Write advertising or promotional material
Determine presentation subjects or content
Write headlines to highlight news message
Determine locale or period of story
Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
Create artistic objects, materials, or renderings

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Broadcast Industry Knowledge
Marketing Communications
Project Management
Marketing Materials
Adobe Indesign
Email Campaigns

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