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Top Jobs for Book Lovers

If you love books, you might be wondering how to translate your passion into a paying career. Some traditional job choices jump out right away: Writer, Editor, or Librarian.

These careers are great, but your unique talents—strong language skills and a love of storytelling—can be used for a huge variety of other jobs. In fact, you’ll find careers for book lovers in industries ranging from advertising to international relations.

You could use your excellent turns of phrase to sell new products as an Advertising Executive, discover brilliant new writers as a Literary Agent, or brush up on your cross-cultural communication as an Ambassador. And these ideas are just the start. So if storytelling is in your blood, scroll down to read all about jobs for book lovers.

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Travel Writer

Discover new places and report on your travels for your readers.

Television Writer

Spin memorable stories for TV audiences.

Talk Show Host

Interview guests to entertain TV audiences.

Script Supervisor

Make sure the details of a movie are consistent from scene to scene.

Radio Announcer

Use your engaging voice to record intros, promos, and more for radio.


Write scenes and plays for theater productions.

Greeting Card Writer

Think up meaningful verses for greeting cards.

Fiction Writer

Turn imaginative ideas into books or short stories.

Culinary Historian

Teach, write, or consult about food history.

Comic Book Writer

Pen fantastic comic book stories.


Master the art of storytelling to create books for others to read.

Art Critic

Write commentary and critiques about art.

Architectural Project Manager

Coordinate building projects, from design to construction.

Litigation Paralegal

Help Litigation Lawyers win cases by handling the prep work.

Literary Agent

Help Authors get published or sell movie rights to their work.


Investigate events and people to tell the public what's going on.

Acquisitions Editor

Find promising manuscripts for your company to publish.

Chief Listening Officer

Listen to consumer conversations on social media to improve your company.

Marketing Manager

Oversee the implementation of a company's marketing plan.

Talent Agent

Find and manage bookings for Actors or Singers.

Public Relations Specialist

Build a good name for a company.


Oversee exhibits at a museum or art gallery.

Immigration Lawyer

Guide clients through the visa application process.

Software Engineer

Design, program, and update software.

Prison Librarian

Maintain a prison library and inspire inmates through books.

Court Interpreter

Help non-English-speaking suspects and witnesses follow court proceedings.

Music Publicist

Help albums or Recording Artists gain popularity.

Instructional Technologist

Integrate the newest technology into the classroom to help kids learn.

Textile Conservator

Preserve gowns, tapestries, and other fabric-based museum pieces.

Museum Technician

Perform hands-on work on museum items, like cleaning and arranging.

Brand Ambassador

Market a products through demos and promos.

Sports Statistician

Record facts and figures about sports games.


Explain spoken sentences in a different language.

Advertising Director

Create and execute an overall advertising plan for your company.


Publish your thoughts and insights for online audiences.


Convert written information from one language into another.

Gallery Director

Manage both the creative and business sides of running an art gallery.


Keep historical documents in excellent condition.

Research Librarian

Explore archives and databases to help people find what they need.

Sports Information Director

Generate media publicity for a university's athletic teams.

Web Developer

Build the programming behind websites.

Space Planner

Make the best use of spaces by creating efficient plans.


Support Lawyers by doing research and paperwork on their cases.


Write anything from scripts or news to blogs or books.

Advertising Executive

Organize ad campaigns for clients.

Medical Interpreter

Help Doctors and patients communicate across language barriers.

Sports Analyst

Provide in-depth predictions about sports teams and players.

Feature Writer

Write in-depth articles for magazines, papers, or websites.

Special Education Assistant

Encourage and support learning for students with unique challenges.

Sports Reporter

Cover games and keep viewers in-the-know about sports news.


Write dialogue and directions for a motion picture.

Social Media Manager

Handle the day-to-day aspects of running social media platforms.

Fashion Editor

Decide what fashion trends a magazine will feature.

System Administrator

Keep your company's computer systems up and running.

Advertising and Promotion Manager

Head up the team in charge of marketing a product.

Sports Agent

Negotiate team contracts and endorsement deals for Athletes.


Provide legal advice or courtroom guidance to your clients.

Associate Producer

Oversee secondary budget and business details for Movie or TV Producer.

Fashion Coordinator

Use your knowledge of fashion trends to drive sales.

Science Journalist

Report on scientific breakthroughs in print, the web, or TV.

Film Archivist

Catalog and protect old films.

Art Museum Curator

Manage the art collections at a museum.

Collections Manager

Direct all activities in a museum's or zoo's collections department.

Business Development Director

Forge profitable partnerships for your company.


Help people discover books and resources by managing a library's contents.

International Lawyer

Handle the legal aspect of setting up business overseas.

Digital Archivist

Preserve important papers by making and organizing digital copies.

Artist Representative

Market the works of Photographers, Illustrators, and other Artists.


Create texts for websites, papers, advertisements and more.

Aquarium Curator

Maintain exhibits that mimic the natural habitat of sea creatures.

Media Buyer

Purchase ad space in print and online.

Digital Strategist

Promote your company through digital media.

Game Tester

Play video games to make sure they're bug-free.

Internet Reputation Manager

Keep companies safe from negative publicity in the Internet.

Software Architect

Oversee the design and implementation of computer software.

Sports Lawyer

Represent Athletes in contract negotiations and court cases.

Fashion Publicist

Build up the reputation of a fashion brand or designer.

Java Developer

Use the Java programming language to build computer programs.

Marketing Strategist

Perform research to discover how best to sell a product.

Concert Promoter

Coordinate all aspects of putting on rocking concerts.

Public Relations Manager

Work with the media to build a good reputation for your company.

Music Lawyer

Negotiate contracts for Singers and bands.

Film Editor

Make the final narrative decisions on a movie by choosing the scene order.

Game Programmer

Write the code for computer games.

Art Conservator

Repair works of art so they can still be enjoyed for years to come.

Software Developer

Build, test, and market computer software.

Music Editor

Plan and develop movie soundtracks.

Advertising Manager

Develop ad campaigns by managing one or all areas of an ad department.

Interior Architect

Map out the inner spaces of buildings.

Image Consultant

Advise clients on how to look good.

Executive Editor

Manage both the creative and business sides of a publication.


Write lyrics and catchy phrases to accompany melodies.

User Experience Designer

Make a website enjoyable and easy to use.


Make public statements on behalf of your company.

Defense Lawyer

Argue on behalf of an accused person or organization in a trial.

Digital Colorist

Digitally touch-up the color in the final editing process of films and TV.

Brand Manager

Create strategies to increase a product's popularity.

Mobile Application Developer

Create games and other apps for smartphones.

Real Estate Lawyer

Handle the legal side of buying and selling properties.

Newspaper Editor

Piece together news stories into a finished paper.