B.C. freelancers invited to participate in Vancity survey

Vancity is interested in learning more about the changing nature of work. If you live in B.C. and are a freelance, contract or independent worker, you’re invited to participate in the survey the credit union is conducting to try and understand the effect of self-employment on British Columbians. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete […]

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Halifax freelancer meet-and-greet April 18

Halifax-area freelancers, mark your calendars: CMG Freelance is hosting a spring meet-and-greet on Wednesday, April 18 at The Marquee Ballroom (2037 Gottingen Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and join us for this casual social night where we’ll make connections, share ideas and discuss ways we can work together to improve the working lives of freelancers. Enjoy a slice of […]

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Vancouver media mixer on April 18

Vancouver media workers, freelancers and journalism students, come out and join us for a free networking event on Wednesday, April 18 at Shebeen Whiskey House (212 Carrall St.) in Gastown from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.  There will be free snacks and drinks on offer as you make connections, test pitches, and share advice with people working (and studying) […]

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Webinar: Handling the Physical and Emotional Realities of Journalism

Journalism can be a risky business – not just in conflict zones but in many domestic settings as well. The risks have grown steadily across the years, and no one is more vulnerable than the freelancer, working without the technical, physical and emotional support of a single employer, usually at a financial disadvantage too. With […]

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Ottawa Media Mixer on March 20

Ottawa media workers, freelancers and students, you’re invited to a free media mixer later this month. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 20th and head down to Union Local 613 (315 Somerset St W) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy free snacks and drinks while you chat with mentors from a wide variety of publishers and […]

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Urban Worker Project Skillshare in Vancouver March 1

Vancouver freelancers and independent creative workers, mark your calendars for an Urban Worker Project Skillshare on March 1. This day-long event will feature workshops and roundtables that will help independent workers develop the skills they need to build successful businesses and thrive in the changing world of work. The Skillshare is scheduled for Thursday, March 1 from 9:00 […]

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Winter Media Mixer February 13 in Toronto

Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to a free mixer on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). Enjoy free snacks and drinks as you make connections with your colleagues working in the media. There will be mentors from several media outlets in attendance, including VICE, CBC, Corus Entertainment and […]

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Webinar: Reporting on Labour Issues with Sara Mojtehedzadeh

When Toronto Star reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh went undercover on the croissant production line in a Toronto factory, she learned firsthand what workers were experiencing. “I was really conscious of keeping up with the pace of production and not losing my job and doing things right and making sure I didn’t get fired,” she told Story Board during […]

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Webinar: Get the Most Out of Your Instagram Account

Pictures are worth thousands of words and Instagram is where everyone is a photographer. With over 800 million users, it’s a social media platform you can’t ignore. Social media expert Katt Stearns will have lots of tips on how to use Instagram in her next webinar, including advice on building your account, proper use of hashtags, engaging […]

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

2018 National Magazine Awards submissions open

Have you written a great piece of magazine journalism this year? If your publisher isn’t planning to enter it for a National Magazine Award, you should consider entering it yourself… and once again you’ll get a discount on your entry fees. Entries for the 41st annual National Magazine Awards opened this week and the Freelancer Support Fund is […]

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