Freelance & Full-Time Writing, Editing & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending October 13

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As we get deeper into Q4, the economic picture gets even more muddled thanks to the latest war in the Middle East, questions about the stability of our own government (thanks, Congress) and their commitments, the ongoing confusing numbers coming out of the latest jobs report, and the questions around inflation, the media world (read as hiring, calls for pitches, etc.) is going to get weird in the coming weeks and months. 

The best insight and advice I can give you, based on my 20+ years in journalism both as an employee of big companies and as an independent freelancer, is: Be Ready to Pivot. That means that you’ll need to think and act fast on calls-for-pitches, have your contacts on speed dial, and be ready to cover a wide variety of topics that may be a bit of a stretch outside your comfort zone. 

This week’s listings feel strange to me–there were a bunch of calls for pitches that resurfaced as editors didn’t get the responses they wanted, there seems to be a lot of book-focused calls, and not a lot of other feature stuff out there right now. It’s normal for calls for pitches to fall off in Q4, so don’t worry–just be aware. 

The full-time list has a lot to offer. Many of the gigs are hybrid, with a handful of remote options. Like always, everything in this newsletter pays either $1 per word or more, or pays at least $100,000 or more. There’s no other newsletter on the market like it so become a paid subscriber below!

I offer a couple of options whether you want to become a regular subscriber or just see this weeks listings. You can choose and you can cancel at any time. All payments are processed through Stripe.

In this week’s newsletter there are open gigs and calls-for-pitches at places like People Magazine, Guardian US (which has been a frequent flier on this list lately), Tom’s Guide, The 19th, Politico, Atlas Obscura, Insider,  International Business Times, ESPN, The New Yorker, PBS Frontline, Bloomberg, Paper Magazine, the AP, Barnes & Noble, National Geographic, and more. 

As you know, this newsletter isn’t complete without the Dishonorable Mentions, section, but you’ll have to subscribe to find out who’s ended up on that list this week.

In case you’re wondering…

Top Three Reasons This Journalism Jobs Newsletter Stands Out From Others

  1. PAY: All Freelance gigs and calls-for-pitches offer at least $1 per word or a really great byline opportunity. This is especially great if you’re looking to transition to another vertical and really tired of seeing super low rates. All full-time work pays at least $100,000 in salary or more. I note if these jobs are worthwhile or a load of hooey. I’ve worked a lot of places for a lot of people in my nearly 20 year career. I’ll give you the inside scoop on what the environment is really like.
  2. CONTACTS FOR EDITORS: I include actual email addresses for the right editors to pitch. I spend a lot of time each week making sure that I have the right email addresses for these folks.
  3. All work is REMOTE: Apparently, that’s hard to find these days (according to this Insider story that I just read this morning…) I’ve been a remote worker for a long time–well before Covid shutdowns, so I know how to find these kinds of jobs.

7 Reasons This Weekly Journalism & Communications Jobs Newsletter is Different From All the Rest

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I’ve been a successful freelance journalist for more than ten years and I have tons of strategies, techniques and talent for finding relevant, high-paying, and worthwhile full-time and freelance journalism, communications, video, television, social media and editing jobs on the market.

Here are seven reasons that this paid journalism and communications jobs newsletter is different from all the others on the market. I’ve been a successful freelance journalist for more than ten years. I have many strategies, techniques, and talent for finding relevant, high-paying, and worthwhile full-time and freelance journalism, communications, video, and editing jobs on the market.

Here are seven reasons why this paid journalism and communications jobs newsletter differs from all the others on the market.

All Freelance Journalism Gigs Pay a Minimum of $1 Per Word

There was a time when $1 per word was a minimum. Today, with the advent of AI, mass layoffs, and more, it’s getting more difficult to find calls-for-pitches that pay this minimum. Each week, I curate freelance gigs and calls directly from editors that pay a minimum of $1 per word or offer an excellent byline opportunity (especially if you’re looking to broaden the type of coverage you do or want to move into a new beat). Paid subscribers to my jobs newsletter get a different curated list in their inbox each week. I also do my best to include outlets you’ve heard of (or those with outstanding reputations).

Editor’s Email Addresses are Included in Calls-For-Pitches

Stop wasting your valuable time trying to construct an editor’s email address. Each freelance call includes a way to contact the right editor. No searching is necessary on your part.

I always recommend that monthly paid subscribers archive these emails as a valuable way to update your contacts and keep the right editor contacts on hand when you have a great pitch that you want to send.

All Jobs & Freelance Gigs are Fully-Remote

I have been a remote worker for most of my career and know that being remote is tremendously valuable as a freelancer and full-timer. All jobs included in this weekly paid newsletter are full-remote unless they offer a fantastic opportunity, in which case, I note where they are located.

In the cases where the job is not remote, I note it at the end of the listing like this:

All Full-Time Journalism & Communications Jobs Pay a Minimum of $100,000 Per Year

Yes. Really. I work hard to find these jobs for paid subscribers and include them in each weekly newsletter. After all, we’re skilled, talented, and highly-experienced professionals.

newsletter, every single week. After all, we’re skilled, talented and highly-experienced professionals and we should be paid professional salaries.

I Have Been Working in Journalism & Communications For More Than 10 Years & Provide Insights You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Want to know what an office environment is really like? I’ve got you. I have worked in many places with many talented (and, sadly, horribly untalented) people. This newsletter is for you if you want the inside scoop on many major media outlets. I pull no punches (and you can always email me for more details if you have questions about my “Editor’s Notes.”)

If you’d like to know more about me and my work, you can check out my bio at my portfolio site at

You Don’t Have to Troll the Job Listings Each Week Yourself

I do the work for you every single week. The newsletter goes out on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. PT.

When you sign up for a monthly $5 subscription, I send you the most recent newsletter and add you to the ongoing list.

If you opt for the $3 option to access just the current week’s content, you’ll only get the most recent newsletter.

Content Badasses Unite!

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There are plenty of freelance writers, editors, content strategists, video content producers, managers, social media gurus, internet marketers and general creators out there on the big wide Internet.

In fact, you’ve probably interacted with a number without knowing it. Ever Googled “how to” do anything? Then you’ve found us.


For one, me.

As one of my favorite authors, Jen Sincero, says, in her awesome book, You Are a Badass:

“You are the only you that will ever be. You are kind of a big deal.”


I kind of subscribe to that idea — I am “kind of a big deal.”


I’ve spent the last 18 years at the top of major media corporations creating content for all kinds of people. Everyone from CEOs, top-level start-ups, on-air personalities, brands and Fortune 500 businesses have tapped me to create, manage, ideate, build, and curate their content. My work has won Webbys, Emmys and Peabody Awards. I have worked on Academy Award winning films. I have spoken at major content conferences all over the world. Quite frankly, I am a verifiable content badass.

I spent 10 years as a Senior Producer at CNN. I’ve taken piddly little YouTube Channels and built them to become powerhouses. I’ve built solid social media followings for brands that were languishing (without investing a ton of cash.) I’ve managed film and video shoots both large and small, and I’ve run successful content teams all over the world.

I’ve been a fiercely successful freelancer for many years and I believe in the power of great content delivered in any medium possible.

So if you’re here to learn how to create, manage, or ideate badass content, sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter here.