Wanted: A New York Times-published writer willing to work for free


UPDATE: NW Documentary, which placed the ad below, seeks to “clarify a few points” in the comments section.

Romenesko reader Kevin Davis writes: “Check out this ad seeking a free, freelance writer. Only the cream of the crop need apply for this tremendous unpaid opportunity. The value of the written word can sink no lower. As a freelance writer, this is the kind of thing that maddens me, and makes it increasingly harder to make a living.”

An excerpt from the ad:

* Documentary film organization seeks a freelance writer (berkeley.edu)
* Read what my Facebook friends and subscribers are saying about this (facebook.com)