His preference was for a job on this blog. If that wasn't available, he added, he was willing to work for free. He attached a resume.
Has the plight of digital writers really gotten this bad? If it has, I recommend that they leverage their communications skills in another career path. Being a professional writer might have already gone back to being the luxury of primarily those with a wealthy spouse, trust fund or funds acquired from another line of work. It is increasingly difficult to make a good living by writing.