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, the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists, is launching a Virtual Book Club, which is exclusive to members but free to join. 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 will vote each month on a book to read by a magazine writer and will meet virtually to discuss it. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 7-8pm ET/4-5 pm PT. The club will discuss "Here for It: Or How to Save Your Soul in America," by R. Eric Thomas, playwright and senior staff writer for

To join the book club, please register here. Not an ASME NEXT member? Join today!

Art of Editing: The Service Package
Register now to attend ASME NEXT's October 15 virtual workshop for early-career editors. Working in small groups led by veteran editors, attendees learn how to turn unedited manuscripts into successful packages.

Group leaders include:
Molly Mirhashem, Digital Deputy Editor, Outside
Alexis Swerdloff, Strategist Editor, New York Magazine
Jennifer Tung, Executive Editor, Martha Stewart Living

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

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.


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


Past Events


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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