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 


Join the ASME NEXT Book Club! Hosted by ASME NEXT Board members Alexis Jones, senior editor at Health, and Erica Sloan, associate lifestyle editor at Well + Good, the club votes on a book to read by a magazine writer and meets virtually to discuss it. The club is free to join but exclusive to members.

NEW DATE: The next meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 13, from 7-8pm ET. The club will discuss "Caste," by Isabel Wilkerson.

Click here to register to attend.


Join ASME NEXT, the leading organization for early-career journalists, for a virtual panel on e-commerce. Learn how to profit from magazines' and websites' increasing reliance on shoppable content. Topics include using data and analytics, supporting small businesses while still making money, and the future of product recommendations. 

Amina Abdelrahman, Product Reviews Writer, Meredith Corporation

Maxine Builder, Editor, The Strategist, New York
Yang-Yi GohCommerce Editor, GQ
Erica MurphySenior Director, Search and Commerce, Hearst Enthusiast Group

Attendance is $10 for ASME NEXT members; $20 for nonmembers. To register, click here.


Past Events


ASME NEXT Panel: Manage Your Career

July 22, 2021

"Everybody (Else) Is Perfect," by Gabrielle Korn
June 23, 2021

ASME NEXT Talks With Rebecca Traister
June 16, 2021

ASME NEXT Book Club: "Trick Mirror," by Jia Tolentino
April 28, 2021

ASME NEXT Digital Workshop
April 15-16, 2021

ASME NEXT Book Club: "Uncanny Valley," by Anna Wiener
February 24, 2021


Art of Editing: The Feature Story
January 28, 2021

ASME NEXT Virtual Workshop 2020
November 5-6, 2020 

ASME NEXT Book Club: "An American Summer: Love & Death in Chicago," by Alex Kotlowitz
November 18, 2020

Art of Editing: The Service Package
October 15, 2020

ASME NEXT 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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