Learn about the types of people who become television writers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

42% of television writers work in full-time roles while 58% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a television writer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming television writers at a ratio of 1.21 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

51% of television writers are female and 49% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a television writer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a television writer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a television writer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of television writers are White, making up 48% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and South Asian, making up 12% and 12% respectively.