Freelance & Full-Time Journalism Jobs That Pay $1 per word or $100,000 per year! (For the Week Ending November 10)

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

This week feels kind of like an in-betweener as we head into the holidays.

I found some some GREAT jobs and calls for pitches over the past few weeks and I fully expect things to slow down a bit.

I’m keeping things short and sweet this week as I am back under the deadline gun (again!), but I’ve collected jobs and calls for pitches from everyone from Essence, Vox, ProPublica, Everyday Health, EaterLA, McSweeney’s, SFGate, Edelman, The Guardian, and New York Magazine (Strategist) and MORE. 

As always the paid newsletter includes direct editor email address, all pay a minimum of $1 per word or more and full-time jobs pay at least $100,000 or more per year.

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Freelance & Full-Time Journalism Jobs for the Week Ending November 3

Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

Hi Freelancing Friend!

Thanks so much for joining me for this week’s journalism jobs newsletter.

Late last week, I heard a story on NPR about people who are “overemployed.” and I have a lot of thoughts on the topic.

I personally know people who are double-dipping on both full-time jobs and freelance gigs right now, and I have a lot of mixed feelings about the practice. For one, it drives salaries and pay-per-word down for all of us who are skilled, talented and highly-specialized journalists. There’s a big part of me that considers this to be hyper-greedy and downright unjust and unfair to those who are trying to make a real living doing solid journalism work.

At the same time, I  want to note that this is a direct result of the fact that journalists, in particular, are so undervalued and underpaid that in order to just make ends meet, many have to juggle multiple jobs, be they full-time or part-time. As I noted in a previous newsletter, the cost of living in many of the top media markets are simply too far out of reach for professional journalists and it makes sense to do two jobs at once and get as much money as possible to support yourself and your family.

That being said, where do you come down on the topic? I’m curious, so I’ve included a brief survey below! I may include the result (anonymous of course) in an upcoming newsletter as I do think this is something that many of us think about, but don’t really discuss.

In terms of the job market, things are continuing to look up. This week there are calls for pitches from everyone from Cosmopolitan and Apple News, to AFAR Magazine and more. Full-time work is roaring back with really great jobs from places like TechCrunch, ProPublica, NY Times, Chani Nichols, and a WHOLE lot more. There are even some great jobs for the Comms folks here too including jobs with XGames, Vail Resorts and SeatGeek.

As always these jobs and gigs pay a minimum of $1 per word or $100,000 per year.

Dishonorable Mentions are interesting this week, but you’ll need to subscribe below to get access to these and much more! You can cancel at any time.

And in case you’re curious about why this newsletter is different from others on the market, you can check out this post.

Freelance & Full-Time Writing, Journalism & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending October 20

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

Hi freelancing friends!

Welcome to this weeks’ update with new journalism, writing and communications jobs and calls-for-pitches, all of which are remote, pay at least $1 per word or a minimum of $100,000 per year in salary, and include relevant editor email addresses so you know who to pitch when you have your next great idea!

If this is your first time here, welcome! I send out the newsletter every week on Wednesday around 9am PT. Every week the listings are new and different.

In case you’re curious about why this jobs newsletter stands out above the rest, read this post.

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This Week in Journalism Jobs

Paid subscribers have the details of all these jobs and more in their inboxes as we speak.

The freelance space seems to be contracting a bit more this week as the quality calls for pitches have dropped a bit more from those last week. I suspect it’s just the tightening of Q4 budgets. As we get closer to the end of the year, expect a flood of calls as people try to spend whatever remains of their budget before year-end. There are some really good opportunities on the full-time front, however.

Jobs and calls for pitches are coming from everyone from WHOOP, U.S. News & World Report, The Motley Fool, Johns Hopkins, The Sunday Times, Inside EVs, Food & Wine, Reddit, Yahoo, NPR’s StoryCorps, Forbes, Bankrate, Nerdwallet, NPR (proper), Condé Nast Traveler, Refinery29, Earthjustice and more.

There are also quite a few well-known brands on the list of Dishonorable Mentions, including some frequent fliers, and an astoundingly bad job at a major magazine, but you’ll have to become a paid subscriber to find out more about those.

The Current State of Journalism: Thought of the Week

I read an interesting piece over at Neiman Lab (which has been featured in previous newsletters as they are looking to hire someone full-time to cover AI), about the number of journalists getting out of the space to pursue jobs that actually pay.

It’s something I harp on weekly here (thanks to the Dishonorable Mentions), and my feeling is that the only way to change the industry is from three distinct (but inter-related) angles:

  1. We all have to be transparent about jobs and gigs out there–the good the bad and the ugly.
  2. Pay transparency is key. It’s understandable for an upstart or blog to pay badly. Those are jobs that can offer a solid transition from one beat to another, and they’re good for early career communications professionals. It’s unacceptable for major media corporations like those I include in the Dishonorable Mention section who make MILLIONS of dollars a year to pay skilled and talented journalists less than $100,000 a year, or $1 per word.
  3. Sharing leads and contacts is one way to continue to boost up the collective space and offer networking opportunities for people who do good, consistent, creative, and fact-based work.

I also thought this was a VERY telling graphic from Visual Capitalist that shows just how much you have to earn to buy a home in 50 of the largest US cities nationwide. Notice that the places where most media jobs are (LA area and NY), require a minimum salary of well over $100k per year to buy a home.

To that end, I hope you’ll share this newsletter with friends, colleagues, other freelancers, and other people who are looking for great, vetted job leads in the communications and journalism space and who deserve to make enough money to live and work in the top markets in the U.S.

It’s the only way we can work together to ensure that we are paid fair and reasonable wages and not forced into terrible working situations under abusive, tyrannical bosses and organizations that only exist to exploit our skills, talents, and experience.

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

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week, How Do You Find the Best Freelancers?

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!

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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.

Freelance & Full-Time Writing, Editing & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending October 6

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

Hi Freelancing Friend! 

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by to check out the latest newsletter and find out more about what I offer!

If you’re new here, jump below to learn more about the top three reasons that this jobs newsletter stands out from others on the market. Or you can check out this pinned post.

This week’s newsletter is chock-full of great opportunities–especially if you’re looking for full-time work. While some of the freelance gigs have been re-upped from past newsletters (I have included those, because they were recently re-posted or boosted on social), there are still some great calls for pitches, some new editor emails, and guidelines for pitching. 

This week includes calls for pitches from Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, SF Gate (a couple of new part time gigs that pay well), Jezebel, another call for pitches from Al Jazeera, The GuardianUS, a really interesting Substack that pays very well, University of Washington and Michigan State. 

As you may have seen me mention on BlueSky (because I really dislike Twitter and refuse to call it “X,” and I’d REALLY like to get off it if I could…but, alas) the full-time work on this list is jaw-droppingly good. There are jobs from NASA, The New York Times, Inc., StitchFix, Bloomberg, Hearst, USA Today (which pays astonishingly well)  and more all that pay over $100,000 a year. I wasn’t kidding when I mentioned that this weeks full-time jobs content was 🔥🔥🔥.


Top Three Reasons This Jobs Newsletter Stands Out From Others on the Market

  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 horseshit. 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.

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Freelance & Full-Time Journalism, Writing, Editing & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending September 29

Advice for Freelancers, Content Badasses, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

Today’s post will be short as I’m under a bunch of deadlines, but suffice it to say that this week’s paid newsletter is PACKED with tons of great opportunities–plus more.

This week, there’s freelance work from Vox, IBT, The Guardian US, Al Jaz, Audubon, and Bob Vila all that pay $1 per word or more. On the full-time front there are jobs from Apple, Cars.com, Headspace, Morning Brew, Seeking Alpha and Zillow, all with pay well above the $100k mark. 

I’ve included a new section at the end of this week’s newsletter that includes links to past newsletters (for those of you who are brand new and who want to see some past weeks’ content), and finally, the Dishonorable Mention category has grown significantly this week–you’ll have to become a paid subscriber to find out more about these absolutely atrocious outlets paying BELOW minimum wage. Surprisingly enough, they’re household names, too.

You can choose one of two options to get the latest freelance & full-time journalism, writing, editing and communications gigs in your inbox. If you’re wondering how this newsletter differs from the thousands of others out there you can read this post. Otherwise, read on below.


Top Three Reasons This Jobs Newsletter Stands Out From Others on the Market

  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 horseshit. 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.

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

Advice for Freelancers, Content Badasses, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week, How Do You Find the Best Freelancers?, Managing Your Content Business, Video Content, Why You Need a Freelancer

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 abigailbassett.com

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Freelance & Full-Time Writing, Editing, Journalism & Communications Jobs for the Week ending September 22

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

Hey Freelancing Friends!

I’m so glad to have so many new people becoming paying subscribers! For those of you who have been long-time subscribers, thank you for sharing some of the goofier things from this newsletter on social media. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

This week there are a whole lot of options for fantastic new jobs, and some solid freelance opportunities. As always, I’ve included editor emails in this newsletter, where they’re available (or constructed them out of what I know about the publication–reverse engineering FTW!). This is an invaluable resource for those of you on a freelance path, looking for quick ways to get in touch with the right editor at your target outlet. I recommend that all my paid subscribers save these newsletters to go back to when they have the right pitch ready to go. It saves SO much time.

All the jobs and gigs in this paid newsletter offer more than $1 per word, or more than $100k a year unless otherwise noted. I do this to help those of us who are VERY busy and VERY successful weed out the low paying trash that seems to permeate the space lately.

This week the newsletter for paid subscribers features jobs and gigs from publications like People Magazine, AFAR, Paper Magazine, NPR, New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller, CQ, USA Today, Kickstarter, CNN Underscored, Vox, and Yahoo, plus a whole lot more.

There are two bonus Dishonorable Mentions (one of which just cracked me up) at the end of this list, plus a nugget of insight on a job that I recommend you avoid LIKE THE PLAGUE, an insight that comes from first-hand knowledge and experience.

Dishonorable Mentions are reserved for outlets, gigs or platforms that pay astonishingly badly, clearly outline an abusive work environment, or simply have no idea what they are doing. This week’s dishonorable mentions fall more into the head-scratching space and came from a lead a friend and paid subscriber sent me early this week. (THANK YOU!)

If you want to take a look at this week’s paid newsletter, you have two options. Choose the one that fits you best, but from a financial standpoint the $5 a month rate is the better deal. You can cancel at any time.

Either way, enjoy this week’s newsletter!

Freelance & Full-Time Journalism, Writing & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending September 15

Advice for Freelancers, Content Badasses, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

As expected its a BIG week here in freelance-land.

In spite of some massive personal turmoil, I’ve put together another stellar list of freelance and full-time jobs and gigs for those of you in journalism, writing, editing, video & television and communications–and there are some serious powerhouse outlets on this list.

This week’s newsletter is CHOCK-FULL of great opportunities across the board. Calls for pitches are coming from everyone from Cosmo, and MIT Technology Review, to the New York Times, The Guardian, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic and Vogue.

On the full-time front, there are opportunities with CNN, The Autopian, Lucid, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, and Yahoo. Comms folks, you’ve got some opportunities with Ducati, Sony and the LA County MTA.

As always, all the gigs in this week’s newsletter pay AT LEAST $1 a word or more, and offer a minimum of at least $100,000 per year in pay (unless otherwise noted, which is rare). If they pay under that range, I’ve noted it as it may still be a great opportunity. I’ve also included all editor’s email addresses so that you can pitch or reach out directly to the folks doing the hiring without having to search up their contact information. In addition, I’m including any insights I have about working for these outlets (as it turns out I’ve worked for a lot of them), to help you make better choices, and career moves in the space.

I’ve also started including Dishonorable Job of the Week, highlighting just how heinous some large and well-known outlets are whether they’re paying absolute trash or simply exploiting skilled journalists and communications staff.

So if you’re looking to jump ship, dip your toe into the freelance world, or just want to get the inside scoop on what its really like to work for some of the biggest and most recognized media brands in the world, this is the newsletter for you. Choose an option below and I’ll send you this week’s newsletter, ASAP.

Freelance & Full-Time Journalism, Writing, Editing & Communications Jobs for the Week Ending September 8

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week, Managing Your Content Business

Hey, Freelancing Friends!

Welcome to a shortened work week! I’m off to Las Vegas this week for some hosting work for Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, so I’ll be a bit laggy in my responses if you reach out.

I’m surprised by how robust this week’s newsletter is (as I mentioned last week, things generally start to pick up in the fourth quarter when companies have money to burn before the end of the year). 

If you’ve been a subscriber for a while, you already know that all of the opportunities in this newsletter are remote (unless noted next to the listing), and pay a minimum of $1 per word, more than $100,000 per year, OR offer a REALLY good byline opportunity. I’ve noted the ones that fall below the threshold but offer good bylines.

This week features jobs and gigs from everyone from Nike (a contract position for you sneakerheads!), USA Today, Vox, Autodesk, National Geographic Society, The Obama Foundation, the NRDC, Sports Illustrated, Nike, Byrdie, Michigan State University, AP, Quartz, the LA Times, The Street Insider and a whole lot more. While good freelancing gigs are relatively sparse this week, there are a ton of solid full-time remote positions that you might be able to freelance on the side with. Pay is up to $286,000 per year, and at least a $1 per word. Become a paid subscriber to take a look. 

Also! If you attended one of my free monthly freelance advice sessions over the last few months, you know that I share some tips and tricks for the best way to leverage free tools and find great stories. Most recently, I talked about the value of LinkedIn for Journalists. If you’re a full-time freelance journalist with public clips over the last six months, you can get LinkedIn Premium for free. I wrote a short post about this recently (and included how you can sign up and get access,) so go check it out and SIGN UP! I can’t stress how worth it, this is. 

Oh, and speaking of my free monthly freelance advise sessions – come to one and ask all the questions you want! I have one coming up next week on September 13 (Wednesday) at 12 pm PT. Sign up through the link–or share with your friends if they’re thinking of making the jump. 

Also, given how many AWFUL job postings I look through, I’m going to start regularly including the Dishonorable Mentions of the Week at the end of the newsletter (I was surprised how many of you liked it in last week’s newsletter!), and this week I’ve included TWO terrible postings. You’ll have to become a paying subscriber below and scroll all the way to the end to find out how media companies (and others) are exploiting skilled journalists for pennies or to just know more about what to avoid. 

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