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Secrets of pitching: Tips, tricks and insight into editors’ minds

03/05/13     Webcast,

Maryn McKenna
Maryn McKenna

Brendan Maher
Brendan Maher

Anna Maltby
Anna Maltby

Colleen Paretty
Colleen Paretty

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  • How to craft a pitch that sells.
  • How to build editor relationships that yield assignments.
  • How to read publications to figure out what they buy and what they need.
  • How to become the go-to freelancer in an editor’s stable.
  • How to make the most of your brief meetings at Pitchfest.

For freelancers and potential freelancers, pitching is job No. 1. AHCJ knows that; that’s why every year, our annual Health Journalism conference offers Freelance PitchFest, which puts you face-to-face with some of the biggest health editors in the country. Members attending Pitchfest know they have to be ready to make a good impression in minutes — and members who won’t be attending the conference, but are busy freelancers, want to know more about pitching too.

AHCJ has your back. You’re invited to a webcast on Tuesday, March 5, at 3 p.m. EST on pitching health stories that sell.

Editors on the panel, moderated by independent journalist Maryn McKenna, will be:

  • Brendan Maher, features editor, Nature
  • Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD
  • Anna Maltby, associate health editor, Self

At this webcast, you’ll get:

  • A sneak peak at their assignment processes.
  • Tips on prepping your pitches before you arrive at the conference.
  • Tips on what to do if your pitch isn’t strong but you know you’re right for the publication.
  • Information on how to pitch outside of the conference, if you’re not scheduled for PitchFest.

The webcast will include a Q&A session.

Follow this link to access the webcast...

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