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Thursday, July 27 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Realities of Being a Free Agent

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Presented by AAJA Freelance

More and more, media companies are hiring broadcast journalists on contract vs. hiring them for a staff job. We'll talk about the realities of having a contract job: How do you land one? How do you make a living on one? How do you manage health insurance, taxes, etc.? And how can do you boost your career with one?

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E Samantha Cheng

Executive Producer, Heritage Series, LLC
E. Samantha Cheng is a broadcast veteran in national news and television production. She is an experienced journalist and documentarian and has devoted much of her career to raising the visibility of Women in Technology, APIAs (Asian and Pacific Islander Americans) and their contributions... Read More →

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Rick Quan

Documentarian, Rick Quan Productions
Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of on air experience in the San Francisco television market. Rick is now an award winning documentarian. His most recent film was an hour long documentary on the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
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Joz Wang

Editor-in-chief/CEO, 8Asians.com
Jocelyn “Joz” Wang is a consultant and digital entrepreneur creating spaces for under-represented voices. She is Editor-in-chief/CEO of the popular 8Asians.com, which features original, diverse commentary. In 2011, she acquired the Metblogs Network and runs the entire international... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Commonwealth Hall A2