Audio rate card survey aims to empower freelance producers

If you do freelance audio production work, you’re invited to contribute to the creation of a rate card for Canadian audio producers. Freelance producers Michelle Macklem, Aliya Pabani, Jess Shane, and Kalli Anderson are running a survey of freelance audio production rates in an effort to gain a better understanding of how much producers are […]

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Next CBC Doc Makers deadline March 5

Audio freelancers, the next deadline for CBC Radio’s Doc Makers mentorship program is March 5.  There are three programs accepting applications: the Doc Mentorship Program, the Current’s Advanced Doc Maker Program and the Emerging Indigenous Doc Maker Program. CBC employees, temps, and experienced Canadian audio freelancers are invited to pitch sound-rich, unique stories to the programs. If your […]

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 9:20 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

New opportunities for freelancers with CBC Radio Doc Makers

CBC Radio is offering new opportunities this fall for audio freelancers to develop their skills under the guidance of experienced CBC producers. The Doc Mentorship Program, which has been running for the past few years, is open to CBC employees, temps, and experienced Canadian audio freelancers. They program is looking for sound-rich, unique stories that push boundaries […]

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 9:59 pm by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to DNTO

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments.  After 22 seasons, what was once CBC Radio One’s weekend pop culture flagship show has signed off the air for the last time. 22 seasons? […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Two CMG Freelance members nominated for prestigious Prix Italia

Two members of CMG Freelance have been nominated for the prestigious Prix Italia radio award this year, one of them in a brand new category that is of special interest to freelancers. Vancouver radio producer Willow Yamauchi is nominated in the Best Documentary category for Deaf Jam, a documentary about deaf musicians that was broadcast on CBC’s The Current earlier this year. Yamauchi’s […]

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

New CBC pitch guidelines up this week

Radio freelancers and independent audio producers will be interested to read the new CBC pitch guidelines that went up on the CBC’s website this week. The new pitch page has a heavier emphasis on podcasting, with descriptions that will help applicants differentiate between a podcast and a radio program, as well as a list of topics that the CBC is interested in exploring in […]

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

A freelancer’s report from CBC’s The Doc Project

by Willow Yamauchi For the last four years, I’ve been a CBC freelancer. Being a self-taught journalist worked up to a point, because storytelling is innate. But there’s more to the work than that.  I had been pitching and producing for a while, but was mostly limited to short and simple stories.  Long-form docs, with […]

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

New audio app offers collaborative potential

“It’s like Google Docs, but for audio,” says The Scope at Ryerson of the new app they’re developing. Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, one of the leads on the project, says the enRUe app will allow several people to work on the same audio file remotely, making edits and adding comments that can be seen by all participants. […]

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,