Why I Love my Job: Freelance Journalist
I love my job as a freelance journalist because…
I never know where or who I will be working with each day.
I get to wear many different hats.
Each day brings on a new adventure.
Hours are what I make it or as assigned.
I work from home, the office and out in the field.
I make my own schedule.
I am my own boss.
I make sure I’m always on top of current events and pop culture.
I also make sure I’m ready for any assignment by keeping my skills up to date.
Keeping on top of all of the above is what makes me valuable to the companies I work for.
I’ve covered red carpets.
I’ve covered concerts.
I’ve covered protests.
And yes, even a Renaissance fair.
Yet, I still know there is many more stories waiting to be told…I guess I better keep my schedule clear.
Claudia Amezcua is a freelance multi-plaform reporter and production assistant based inf Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors in Communications, and is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in On-Air Radio Broadcasting from Mt. San Antonio College. Ms. Amezcua’s work experience includes anchor, reporter, and DJ at 90.1 KSAK in Walnut, CA, and as a freelance production and library assistant for CNN. You can follow Claudia on twitter by @ClaudiaAmezcua, or visit claudiaamezcua.com.
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