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The Pitch: Access the Editors


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Trying to get your first break in the seemingly closed shop that is the media? Trying to freelance but getting nowhere? Or simply hoping to access new editors and audiences?

We’ve assembled some of Melbourne’s top editors in the one place to hear your story ideas – speed-dating style. You’ll be able to pitch to Crikey, SPOOK, Saturday Paper, Meanjin and Saturday Age editors.

Simon Mann of the Citizen will do the introductions. Editors include Simon Mann, Marni Cordell, Jonathan Green, Erik Jensen, Nick Melin and Margaret Easterbrook.

This event is also available as part of the Saturday Day Pass. 


Simon Mann

Simon Mann is the editor of The Citizen. Launched in 2013, The Citizen showcases the work of students in the Master of Journalism program at the Centre for Advancing Journalism. A journalist for more than 30 years, Simon has held a series of senior reporting and editing roles at the Age, and is... Read more

Marni Cordell

Marni Cordell is the editor of Crikey. She is the former editor and owner of news website, New Matilda, and is a strong believer in independent media.

She has also worked at The Australian and the ABC and has written for Guardian Australia.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green has been a working journalist since the late 1970s. This makes him both very old and reasonably experienced. After an early degree-ending flirtation with public radio, the bulk of Jonathan’s career has been spent in newspapers, beginning with a cadetship at the Canberra Times and ta... Read more

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen is an award-winning journalist, biographer and screenwriter. He is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper and editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media. His books include Acute Misfortune: The life and death of Adam Cullen, On Kate Jennings, and the Quarterly Essay The prosperity gospel. His ... Read more

Nick Melin

Nick Melin is the current editor and co-founder of SPOOK magazine – a cross digital/print publication centered around pop culture, politics, gender and the arts. During his time at SPOOK, Nick has managed the growth of the magazine from humble beginnings as a small blog to a pr... Read more

Margaret Easterbrook

Margaret Easterbrook is editor of the Saturday Age, a position she has held for three years. In her 25 years at the Age, she has held numerous editing and reporting positions. Highlights have included editing the weekend features section, Insight, night news editing, reporting fr... Read more


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