Freelance Member Database: The database will go live on April 9! We know we told you March 1 initially, but SPJ just wanted to make sure that the database is working properly and that they had sufficiently promoted the database to editors and publications around the country.
My name is listed with two other professional organization databases and these do work in securing inquiries and paying assignments! Make sure you are a part of the launch! If you’re a member of SPJ, you can log on and enter your information (Please see the archives for posts on how to do this). If you have problems, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are wanting to change information you’ve already entered, you’ll have to wait until the database is live.
If you’re not a member of SPJ, this is a good reason to join!
Press Identification Cards: If you have recently renewed your SPJ membership, you should have already received your new plastic SPJ membership card embossed with the word “Press” in the background. This should give some of our members the identification you need. SPJ determined it doesn’t have the resources to currently provide our members with credentials, but this should serve as identification for the needs of some of our independent members.
Unfortunately, if you renewed before this month, as I did, you’ll have to wait until your next renewal to receive the new card.
Programming for Freelance Members at the National Convention: We have yet to receive final approval on our freelance programming, but this year promises to be the best yet for freelance members at the national convention….Mark your calendars for October in D.C!