Member Benefits

  • Discounts on ASME networking events and educational seminars
  • Invitation-only attendance at "ASME NEXT After Work" events at national magazine and media offices
  • Exclusive opportunity to be matched with a senior-journalist mentor
  • Exclusive opportunity to join the ASME NEXT Book Club
  • Exclusive opportunity to be an ASME Intern mentor
  • Exclusive access to ASME NEXT LinkedIn group

ASME NEXT is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists. Members are freelancers and editorial staffers with no more than seven years of industry experience with titles including editorial assistant, assistant editor, associate editor, digital editor, social media editor, video producer and corresponding titles in design and photography departments. ASME NEXT is governed by its own board of directors, overseen by the ASME board of directors and staff. ASME NEXT sponsors educational training programs specifically for early-career journalists, including the ASME NEXT Talks series with leading magazine journalists. Membership includes an exclusive opportunity to be matched with a senior-journalist mentor. Membership dues are $95 per year or $9 per month. 

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 Upcoming Events

ASME NEXT Virtual Workshop
Register now for this two half-day virtual workshop on magazine fundamentals for early-career print and digital journalists.

Sessions include:
Hands-On Editing | E-Commerce | Display Type for Print, Web and Mobile | How to Structure and Sell a Pitch | How to Be a Successful Freelancer | Reporting and Fact-Checking Fundamentals

Attendance is $100 for both days for ASME and ASME NEXT members ($135 for nonmembers); $60 per day ($75 for nonmembers); or $25 per session ($35 for nonmembers)

View the agenda. To register, click here.


ASME NEXT Virtual Book Club
Sign up to attend the next meeting of the ASME NEXT Book Club. The club is free to join but exclusive to members. Hosted by ASME NEXT board members Alexis Jones, assistant editor at Women's Health, and Erica Sloan, assistant editor at Martha Stewart Living, the club votes on a book to read by a magazine writer and meets virtually to discuss it. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, from 7-8pm ET/4-5 pm PT. The club will discuss "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago," by Alex Kotlowitz. To join the book club, please register here

From Pitch to Print: The Service Package
Register now to attend ASME NEXT’s December 9 virtual workshop for early-career editors. Workshop your service package ideas in small groups led by top editors. Attendees will come prepared with pitches and learn how to turn story ideas into successful packages.

Group leaders include:
Jennifer Tung, Executive Editor, Martha Stewart Living
Jon Wilde, Digital Director, GQ 

Attendance is $20 for ASME NEXT members; $35 for nonmembers. To register, click here

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced.


Past Events

Art of Editing: The Service Package
October 15, 2020


ASME NEXT Virtual Book Club: "Here for It: Or How to Save Your Soul in America," by R. Eric Thomas
September 16, 2020

ASME NEXT Holiday Party + ASME NEXT Talks With Lindsay Silberman
December 4, 2019

ASME NEXT After Work @ Apple News
October 16, 2019

ASME NEXT Q&A With Taffy Brodesser-Akner
July 25, 2019
ASME NEXT After Work @ Vogue
July 11, 2019

ASME NEXT Annual Magazine Workshop
June 18-19, 2019

ASME NEXT Summer Party
May 30, 2019

ASME NEXT After Work @ Google
May 15, 2019
ASME NEXT Talks With Emily Nussbaum + Holiday Party
December 5, 2018

ASME NEXT Seminar: From Pitch to Print
November 29, 2018

ASME NEXT Seminar: The Art of Editing
September 12, 2018

ASME NEXT Summer Party
August 9, 2018

ASME NEXT Visits New York
July 25, 2018

May 3, 2018
ASME NEXT Talks With Stella Bugbee
April 19, 2018
ASME NEXT Talks With Michele Promaulayko + Holiday Party
December 14, 2017
ASME NEXT Seminar: Freelancing 101
December 7, 2017
ASME NEXT Seminar: Reporting 101 With People Magazine
November 9, 2017
ASME NEXT Talks With Jay Fielden
November 16, 2017
October 25, 2018
ASME NEXT Seminar: The Art of Editing
October 12, 2017
ASME NEXT Talks With Pamela Colloff
September 28, 2017
ASME NEXT Digital Workshop
October 26, 2017
ASME NEXT Happy Hour + Headshots
September 19, 2017
ASME NEXT Seminar: Speed Interviewing and Resume Critique
September 14, 2017

ASME NEXT Visits Cosmopolitan
July 27, 2017
ASME NEXT Summer Party
July 13, 2017
ASME NEXT Talks With Laura Brown
June 22, 2017
ASME NEXT Magazine Workshop
June 21-22, 2017


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