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SABEW seeks freelance biz journalist salary info

October 8, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is conducting an anonymous survey of freelance business journalists throughout the country to determine their pay and the type of work they perform.

The results of the survey will be made available to all SABEW members by the end of the year on its site, and the data will be updated annually to determine whether pay for freelancers and the work they perform is changing.

To do that, we need the help of freelancers. Please go to the link at the end of this message and click on it. Answering the questions will take less than a minute, but will provide valuable data for freelancer business journalists such as yourselves.

“Freelancers are a fast-growing part of SABEW’s membership and an increasingly important part of the business news media — in fact, a freelancer (David Milstead of Denver) just joined SABEW’s executive ladder,” said Jill Jorden Spitz, SABEW’s president and assistant managing editor of business at the Arizona Daily Star.

“This data helps freelance business journalists determine what is happening in the industry, and it helps SABEW look at developing potential services for our freelance members.”

The survey results will be analyzed by SABEW’s research director, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill journalism professor Chris Roush, and will be broken out among geographic areas in the country, as well as by position, by length of time freelancing, and by experience.

The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PDC5YLM.

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