Building Your Freelancer Brand: Pitch Editors, Tell Stories, Get Paid

Freelancers without institutional affiliation rely on editors to survive, but are often working blind about what they look for and how they field pitches. Learning how to structure a pitch, how much to research, ways to build relationships and tips for negotiating rates can make all the difference.

This session is designed for:

  • Freelancers looking for a window into editors’ wants and needs
  • Editors interested in improving their relationships with freelancers
  • Wannabe freelancers gathering information before making the plunge
  • Speakers

    Kristen Lepore
    Manager, KCRW's Independent Producer Project, KCRW
    @kristenleporeVisit Website

    Usha Sahay
    Managing Editor, War on the Rocks
    @ushasahayVisit Website

    Ankita Rao
    Special Projects Editor, VICE
    @anraoVisit Website


    Meena Thiruvengadam
    Success Manager,
    @meena_thiruVisit Website

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