Here’s a curated list of the best freelance journalism jobs from around the web for the week of July 10-14, 2023.
All jobs pay a minimum of $1 a word, or offer a fantastic byline opportunity (for less) for those looking to get a chance at a top-tier outlet with name recognition. These are all listed as remote and can be done (in theory) from anywhere. Be sure to check the listings for details.
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- Apply to these gigs through the provided, direct links.
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The new post will come out each week on Wednesday on Pacific Time. The weekly post is updated through Friday before a new post is built over the weekend. Come back frequently to see the latest updates! If you want a glimpse of some of the past listings, you can check out this, this, this and this.
This week’s listings include new, high-profile full-time jobs and freelance gigs from The Wall Street Journal, AAA, tons from Yahoo! and Forbes, Axios, Men’s Journal, NPR, The Today Show, Discovery, Spotify, Stocktwits, MasterClass, The Skimm, Audible, Starbucks, Blue Bottle, Consumer Reports, Dropbox, and many more! Some of these gigs pay a whopping $350,000 or more for full-time work and titles include everything from automotive, beauty, travel and copy writers and editors, to Senior Director-(and higher-) level jobs, and more!
I find these jobs and freelance calls-for-pitches through a variety of outlets (and platforms) both through my own research but also through this curated list of my favorite writers, editors and freelancers on Twitter (which you can follow). I’m currently working on finding everyone I follow on Twitter, on Threads, since Twitter has a rapidly declining user base. You can follow me on Threads, here. I’m also on BlueSky, as well.
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EDITORS SEEKING PITCHES & OUTLETS SEEKING FREELANCERS
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Did you miss Monday’s free freelance journalist workshop? No need to worry, I’m planning on having another in August!
Whether you need help honing your story ideas or want to know how to find resources or what the current state of freelancing is, I can help! These small group Zoom conversations can be a great way to meet other freelancers, and glean information so that you can find the right gigs and jobs for you!
The first 30-minute Zoom session is free and I’ll be offering these workshops once per month at 12 pm PT! Attend and you’ll get a free month of access to these listings!
ABOUT ABIGAIL BASSETT & WHY SHE CHOSE THESE JOBS
Abigail Bassett is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist with more than 15 years of varied experience under her belt. She has been a freelance journalist since 2014, and has successfully weathered the ups and downs of the media world and journalism. She has bylines with everyone from Car & Driver and Motor Trend, to Elle Magazine, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, Fortune, Fast Company and more!
In addition to her freelance career, Abigail spent ten years as a senior producer at CNN in New York, a when she began her successful freelance journalism career ten years ago. Abigail is a skilled moderator, interviewer, and on-air and podcasting host with credits and appearances at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, SXSW, the JBL Fest, Reuters Automotive Events, Electrify Expo and other top-tier, household name events and publications.
The content below has been curated by Abigail. She subscribes to a number of pay-for-access job sites and newsletters, and she digs up these gigs on everything from Twitter and LinkedIn to FlexJobs, Glassdoor, and Indeed because she believes in two tenets:
- Experienced freelance journalists should be paid a fair wage for their work.
- Freelancers need to stick together and help each other out. This is her way of doing just that.
The first portion of the job description has been copied and pasted into the post and the direct application link is included.
More of Abigail’s journalism work including her bylines with Elle Magazine, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, TechCrunch, Fortune, Forbes, Maxim, Car & Driver and more, at her portfolio site at abigailbassett.com.
Follow her on Threads, Bluesky, Instagram or Twitter, to find out more about her current assignments. And yes, she does apply for a lot of these jobs (in case you’re wondering). But mostly, she just wants to make the world a little bit better for journalists trying to make a living in the age of AI. She is available for commissions, so reach out!