• How to Thrive as a Freelancer in Denver

    Denver Press Club

    The Online News Association's local Rocky Mountains chapter and the Denver Press Club will host a series panels this year on how to work and thrive as an editorial freelancer in Colorado. Join us Aug. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. for our first panel discussion. Panelists include: Ray Rinaldi, a former Denver Post arts critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times and other publications. Rachel Woolf, who has been published by the New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg and the Washington Post, among others Kaitlin Benz, a former audio producer for Reveal who has also done work for National Geographic and Slate, among other national news outlets. Mike Shum, a filmmaker and journalist who specializes in documentary directing, producing, and cinematography whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera Witness, and the New York Times. He was a cinematographer on the 2017 documentary film "Hondros," which explored the life and legacy of former Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, who was killed in Libya in 2011. The film was distributed by Netflix. We will explore how to go about as a freelancer who relies on editorial work. What's the market like for freelance work in Colorado? Should you be a generalist or a specialist? How can you best pitch editors? Where do you look for potential clients? Do you need to do work outside of editorial? This event is free to members of the Denver Press Club and the Online News Association. *Social hour is 5-6 p.m., panel discussion is 6-7:30 p.m.*