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The Born Freelancer on the Power of Gratitude


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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? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. I was talking over the importance of mental well-being [Read the full article…]

Webinar: State Your Worth


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Join us for a webinar with compensation professional Annika Reinhardt on Thursday, November 22nd and learn how to get into the right mindset for negotiating

Factual TV/Cineflix class action Q&A and webinar


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If you work in factual TV and are wondering what’s going on with the class action lawsuit against Cineflix Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about it and ask questions next week. The Canadian Media Guild is [Read the full article…]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Content Marketing


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by Steven Threndyle Freelancers perusing job listings on Indeed or Glassdoor will often come across content marketing writing gigs. It’s a job that requires the imagination of an advertising copywriter, the inquisitiveness and writing discipline of a journalist and a [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 30-Nov 5


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Make Your Non-Fiction Book a Reality [PWAC Toronto] Categories [Read the full article…]

CMG launches salary survey for factual TV workers


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The Canadian Media Guild has launched a new salary survey for people who work in factual TV production. Modelled on a similar survey launched earlier this year in the U.S., the CMG’s survey invites people who work in production, post-production, and [Read the full article…]

Getting freelance work with the CBC


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Freelancing for CBC isn’t as easy as it used to be, but there are still gigs to be found at the Mother Corp. The “Getting Work With the CBC” panel at the recent Level Up conference in Toronto offered some [Read the full article…]

Freelance contracts a hot topic at Level Up conference in Toronto


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Read your contracts. That was the overarching message from the opening session at the recent Level Up conference in Toronto. The session, called “Contracts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” featured lawyer Tassia Poynter, Content Writers Group founder Derek [Read the full article…]

Reporting responsibly on labour and class


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By Zaid Noorsumar Alex Press had to do a lot of convincing to get the Washington Post to run her story about 260,000 UPS workers who were threatening to strike. The American workers were fighting a treacherous new contract that would [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 10-15


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Alberta Government Invests in the Province’s Magazine Industry [Magazines [Read the full article…]