CMG Freelance to hold digital media mixer in Vancouver

CMG Freelance is holding a free event in Vancouver later this month for workers in digital media. From writers to coders, digital workers all across the spectrum are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the diversifying expectations of employers. Media, tech, creative and communications workers are invited to come and meet colleagues, discuss these challenges, and hear about [...]

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Tyee Master Class in Vancouver: Creativity in the Digital Age

Vancouver freelancers, The Tyee is beginning a new series of Master Classes and there’s one this weekend that will be of interest to writers of all kinds. Creativity in the Digital Age will see copyright lawyer Martha Rans giving in-depth coverage to the complex and ever-changing issue of copyright. “She’ll help participants understand how to protect [...]

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Remaking Cultural Relations panel discussion in Toronto

Toronto freelancers may be interested in a book launch and panel discussion about the socio-economic conditions of creative and cultural work scheduled for this Saturday, March 29th from 7-9 p.m. at A Space Gallery. The event, called “Remaking Cultural Relations: Artistic Livelihoods and Collective Alternatives“ will explore art and precarious labour with the release of  two books. [...]

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:23 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

CMG Freelance members invited to apply to attend CMG Convention

CMG Freelance is inviting active members to join the group of delegates attending the CMG Convention in Toronto this year, May 23-25. We have three delegate positions that will be selected through an application process. We’re especially interested in applications from our newest, non-CBC freelancers. Travel, accommodation and per diems are all covered by the [...]

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelance Friday #2: How to value your work

The second in the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Friday workshop series is coming up next week in Toronto. This time, the topic is Freelance Contracts: How to value your work, get it in writing and get paid. CMG staff rep Keith Maskell will explore the nuts and bolts of freelance contracts and will give participants the tools they [...]

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CMG launching Freelance Fridays in 2014

Good news, Toronto area freelancers: the Canadian Media Guild is launching a new series of monthly freelance-oriented workshops. Freelance members of the CMG are invited to Freelance Fridays, a series of free workshops that will take a closer look at some of the nuts and bolts of freelancing. Just in time for tax season, the [...]

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Opportunities and Pitching — tips from The Freelancer’s Toolbox

The good news for freelancers is that there have never been more places to publish than there are right now. The bad news, as we all know, is that very few places want to pay you for your work. Food and travel writers Joanne Sasvari and Don Genova offered some advice on how to make your freelance career [...]

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

ACJA Hosts Résumé Clinic for Young Aspiring Journalists

by Elliot Chan   Competition is stiff for most career choices and journalism is no different. So, in the same way we keep our body in contending shape by going to the gym, we must do the same for our application package. We must work out our résumé, analyze our cover letter, and develop an [...]

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Vancouver resume and demo reel clinic this Saturday

Young Vancouver journalists will have the opportunity to get get some personal feedback on their resumes from media professionals this coming Saturday, October 19th. The mentorship session, hosted by the Asian Canadian Journalists Association, is open to all students and early-career journalists. The event will include a presentation on demo reels, one-on-one time with a media [...]

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Opportunities and Pitching — Tips from the Freelance Survival Series

Learn to sell yourself, accept all paying work, and approach new publications with your eyes wide open. Those were a few of the messages that came out of the “opportunities and pitching” session at last month’s Freelance Survival Seminar in Toronto. Writers Don Genova and Alison Garwood-Jones spent an hour sharing their experiences and offering advice to a [...]

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