Are you an early-career journalist wondering about your next move? A freelancer hoping to pitch your ideas? Maybe you’re a student aspiring to be a reporter or editor? Then bring your business cards, portfolios and resumes for this intimate speed mentoring event.
This fun event for emerging journalists, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association – Seattle and the Seattle Association of Black Journalists, will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at the Seattle Times building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109.
You will get to meet with some of the Seattle area’s top local editors, managers and experienced journalists who can give you guidance and be a sounding board for your career questions.
Our featured journalists are:
- Mike Baker – Seattle Bureau Chief at The New York Times
- Lynn Jacobson – Deputy Managing Editor at the Seattle Times
- Florangela Davila – KNKX News director
- Phyllis Fletcher – Senior Editor for Podcasts at American Public Media
- Aaron Day – Supervising Producer at Q13 Morning News
- Anika Anand – Director of programming, LION Publishers
- Alison Bruzek- Producer KUOW
- Temitayo Osilesi – News Producer at Kiro 7
- Esmy Jimenez – Immigration reporter at KUOW
- Jen Dev – Video producer at Crosscut
- Marcus Green- Managing Editor at South Seattle Emerald
- Erika Schultz – Staff photographer at The Seattle Times
- Wudan Yan – Independent investigative journalist
- Shaminder Dulai- Visual Journalism Editor at Crosscut
Networking and mentoring are great ways to make connections and spark ideas. Our fast-paced format will allow all the mentors and the mentees to meet each other — and we hope this will be the start of some great professional relationships. Tickets will be limited. (We will continue to add more mentors to the list).
A photographer will also be available for professional head shots for your LinkedIn profiles or website bios.
6:00 p.m. — Registration
6:15 p.m. — Introductions and ice breaker
6:30-8:00 p.m. — Speed mentoring
8:00-9:00 p.m. — Networking and Bio/LinkedIn Headshots
You get all this for free if you’re a full, associate or student member of AAJA or SABJ. Tickets for the general public are $25. Bonus: if you’re not already a member, the mentoring workshop will be free if you join AAJA Seattle, for SABJ Seattle at the event or online.
Find out more about being a member here for AAJA (https://www.aaja.org/join).
Find out more about being a member here for SABJ. (http://sabjonline.org/new-products).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or SABJpay@outlook.com if you would like to attend, but the fee would be a hardship for you.