When it comes to books and jobs, there are a few routes you can go: the writing route and the publishing industry route.
For people interested in getting involved with book publishing, and being in the industry, there are a number of job listing sites. Some of the ones I’ve found helpful over the years include:
There’s also the academic route. It’s very competitive, but Academic Jobs Wiki posts job openings for creative writing teachers at universities.
For people more interested in earning an income from writing, there are a number of resources with information for freelancers. A few include:
And last, for some inspiration, Medium has a collection of articles from writers who also had full time careers doing something else. The collection is called “Day Job,” and the description reads:
Private investigator. Subway conductor. Building superintendent. In Medium’s Day Job series, 12 accomplished authors discuss the years of the income-producing work they did to support their writing. From slicing soap in a luxury bath store to directing air strikes in Afghanistan, these authors discuss not only the jobs themselves, but also the ways they protected their time and creativity from the demands of their full-time careers (and still do!)