06 Nov Join us Nov. 20 for Freelance Coaching!
Up your game with SPJ Western WA on Nov. 20 for “Freelance Coaching” — an event aimed at giving freelancers best practices and tips for successfully pitching stories, mining networks for potential leads and negotiating competitive rates. We’ll have coaches like SPJ national president Dana Neuts, local chapter past president and deputy editor of 425 magazine Ethan Chung, Herald Business Journal editor Jim Davis, KUOW Senior Editor Jim Gates and Kristen Millares Young, a former Seattle PI reporter whose work has been featured in The New York Times, the Guardian and TIME Magazine. (Young was also the researcher for the NYT 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning “Snowfall” story.) They’ll start the session by sharing some of their best advice in navigating the freelance world, then they’ll set up at stations where participants can rotate in to chat one-on-one with them and seek their guidance regarding freelancing. Reserve your spot now throughÂ Eventbrite. We’ll also provide pizza and bottled water for attendees.Â Enter through the doors on Boren and the room is to the left on the ground floor.
As Senior Editor at KUOW, Jim Gates edits feature pieces and helps guide staff reporters through their stories. Jim has helped to oversee and develop the investigative reporting efforts of KUOW with the mission to provide in-depth coverage of issues that affect Washington and the Puget Sound Region.Â Prior to coming to KUOW, Jim worked as an editor on such national shows asÂ Day to DayÂ andMarketplace. Â Jim helped develop and launchÂ Weekend AmericaÂ where he directed the live broadcast and edited feature stories. He started his public radio career as a volunteer at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles. Jim kept showing up at the station and eventually they actually started paying him. Jim moved to national programming when he joined the staff ofÂ The Savvy TravelerÂ as producer of the interview and listener segments. It was onÂ The Savvy TravelerÂ that Jim first began editing and reporting.