Pitch Perfect, The Art of Editorial Persuasion, happening at the Third Coast Conference

The Third Coast Conference is coming up Oct 5-7 and there are still slots open for the Association of Independents in Radio pitch panel. Get your ideas heard by the best in the biz! Details below.


Hello Friends and fellow Producers:
I’ve got editors lined up from NPR’s Arts Desk, Marketplace, the BBC, KCRW’s Independent Producer’s Project, Snap Judgment and This American Life. Now all you have to do is STEP ON UP and submit pitches for AIR’s pitch panel, “Pitch Perfect: The Art of Editorial Persuasion” happening at the Third Coast Conference in Chicago October 5-7.

DEADLINE for PITCHING: Monday, August 20, 5pm PT.

This is your chance for 12 of you to get the ear of one of the best editors in the business and, at the same time, help provide a great learning experience for your colleagues.

How do program editors decide what to put on the air (or online)? How do they work with independent producers to try new ideas or launch a national series? Typically these kinds of questions are discussed behind closed doors, leaving many wondering what the magic key is to creating a productive partnership. This session is one of AIR’s most popular panels from the Third Coast Conference. We take you to the creative “sweet spot” with pre-selected producers pitching story ideas and projects to some of public radio’s most experienced editorial gatekeepers.

Here’s more details on how to become a pitcher, plus a link to our application form:

Email any questions you have to me at pitch@airmedia.org.


Emily Botein

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