Freelancer meet-up in Victoria Tuesday Nov. 24

If you’re a freelancer in the Victoria, BC area, you’re invited to come out to Moxie’s (1010 Yates St.) next Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m. for a casual freelance get-together. Come out for a drink and some appetizers (courtesy of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch) and meet others who are working freelance in the […]

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Livecast panel on internships tomorrow

CWA Canada is planning to livestream a panel discussion on internships that’s happening tomorrow as part of their Media Workers Forum for students, volunteers and precarious media workers. If you’d like to watch that discussion, you can tune in right here starting tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST. And if you’re in Toronto, there’s still time to register to […]

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Visual Journalism Master Class with John Lehmann Nov. 21 in Vancouver

Vancouver-area freelancers, if you’re looking to improve your photography skills check out The Tyee’s upcoming Master Class with Globe and Mail staff photographer John Lehmann. Lehmann is one of Canada’s top photojournalists — he was named Canadian photojournalist of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lehmann’s Master Class is intended for people who already understand the fundamentals of photography […]

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 9:56 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancing 101 webinar for members

If you’re just starting out as a freelancer, you’ll want to sign up for Freelancing 101, a webinar for CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members with Toronto editor and writer Kelli Korducki. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th from 4:30 to 5:30 EST and will cover the ins and outs of building a career as a media freelancer. Topics […]

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Media Worker Forum in Toronto on November 14

CWA Canada is holding a free day of training and networking for students, volunteers and precarious media workers on Saturday, November 14th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (245 Church St.) in Toronto. The day’s schedule includes mentorship sessions, a panel discussion on internships, and workshops on building […]

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Forum on unpaid internships in Vancouver on November 4

Unpaid work has become increasingly normalized over the past few years. Internships are seen as valuable opportunities that offer a way for workers — especially younger ones — to break into many different industries. But they are also insecure, lacking in oversight and potentially exploitative. Where should we draw the line on unpaid internships? A forum in Vancouver next week will […]

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

SABEW Canada hosts talk with Kevin Delaney

Toronto-area business writers, SABEW Canada is hosting another event this month that you won’t want to miss. Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney is coming to town and will be speaking with Elena Cherney, the Wall Street Journal’s Canada bureau chief. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at the Toronto Board of Trade (First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West). Doors […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide Master Class next weekend in Vancouver

If you live in the Vancouver area and are new to freelancing, there’s a crash course coming up this weekend that will teach you everything you need to know to set yourself up as an independent creative worker. Award-winning freelance food and travel journalist (and CMG Freelance Branch president) Don Genova is leading this day-long seminar, called […]

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Vancouver social for factual TV workers

If you’re in Vancouver and work in factual television, you’re invited to a social gathering and information session hosted by the Canadian Media Guild next week. Come and enjoy a drink and some snacks and learn more about the CMG’s campaign for fairness in the factual television industry. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, October 1st, […]

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 7:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Vancouver freelancer meet-up next Tuesday

Vancouver freelancers, there’s a casual meet-up happening next Tuesday, September 29th at 6 pm at the Big Rock Urban Brewery, at 310 W 4th Ave. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you’re invited to drop by for an evening of conversation and freelance camaraderie. Members of CMG Freelance have booked a private room for the event. […]

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