Media Works project looking for freelance pitches

CWA Canada Associate Members and CMG Freelance are partnering with the Canadian University Press (CUP) and the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) to create resources to help media organizations and creators know their rights and better report on labour issues. This project, called Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Project, will involve the creation of a handbook and the commissioning of 15 audio documentaries, long-form articles, photostories, videos and graphic journalism pieces.

Media Works is looking to hire an editor to create the handbook between January 5th and February 27th, 2015. For more information on the application process, check out the job listing.

The project is also accepting pitches that critically engage with the topic of media and work. Possible subjects include unpaid internships, diversity in the media, working for “exposure” and media workers organizing.

Pitches may be proposals for 1000-1250 word articles, videos, radio documentaries, photo-stories, or graphic journalism stories. Fees for accepted pitches will be between $250 and $400 depending on the story’s length and complexity.

All contributors must be CWA Canada Associate Members or members of CMG Freelance. Click here to find out whether you’re eligible for a free CWA Canada Associate Membership. Information about CMG Freelance membership is available here.

More information on submitting your pitches can be found here.

The deadline for all submissions is December 7th at midnight PT.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Katherine Lapointe at klapointe@cwa-scacanada.ca or 416-795-8598.

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