SPJ Freelance Community
Welcome to the Freelance Community!
We are SPJ's largest and most active community, with events and programs throughout the year and nearly 150 members.
We offer tools and resources to help freelance journalists be better at what they do: producing online, broadcast and print news and features as independent reporters, editors and photographers.
– The SPJ Freelancer Directory helps editors find freelance journalists with specialized skills and experience.
– Our website includes job postings and a calendar of events for freelance journalists nationwide.
– We update and add to On Your Own: A Guide to Freelance Journalism several times a year.
– The Independent Journalist blog and our Toolbox articles in Quill offer tips, help us improve our skills and discuss issues of importance to freelance journalists.
– We host online chats and programs as well as in-person meetings and training at the annual Excellence in Journalism conference.
– Our Facebook Group sponsors lively discussions with hundreds of independent journalists throughout the U.S. and around the world.
– Our Twitter feed, @SPJFreelance, with more than 2,000 followers, offers curated content related to freelancing and journalism, including information about events and fellowships.
The most powerful thing about SPJ is its breadth. No other organization takes on the biggest issues facing journalism. Now we can more easily put SPJs power to bear on the things we care about as individuals who make a living creating great journalism outside the newsroom environment.
We want this to be the most useful place for freelance journalists on the web. To get there, we need your help. We invite you to form communities within the community freelance editors and copy editors, freelance photographers and broadcast journalists, freelance social media journalists, freelance data journalists. Whatever your specialty, its easy now for you to connect through SPJ with people who do the work you do.
Weigh in. Pitch in. Our community is only as good as what we each put into it.
If youre already a SPJ member, joining the Freelance Community assures that we have the resources to continue and expand our work. If not, join SPJ today and join the Freelance Community at the same time!
Together, we can make SPJ an even better organization for freelance journalists.