Join the party, get comped — volunteer to work at ONA13!

By on April 11, 2013

The ONA13 Volunteer Committee is looking for volunteers to work before, during (and a little bit after) the 2013 Online News Association Conference in Atlanta, Oct. 17-19. Come meet and work alongside the best minds in online journalism, and revel in the satisfaction of pulling off one of the best events in the industry.

Volunteer at ONA13

Qualifications: A nice smile, a love of digital journalism (and journalists) and a firm commitment.

Volunteers will be assigned to work an eight- to 10-hour shift — in return, you’ll get free and guaranteed registration to what has been a sold-out conference six years running. There’s plenty of camaraderie, lots of sugar and caffeine, and reasonable hours that allow you time to network and take advantage of what’s at the conference.

If you’re planning to attend or, even better, are already in the Atlanta area, fill out the ONA13 Volunteer Application and tell us about yourself and the days and times you’re available. If selected, you’ll be assigned a slot or slots based on your availability and skill set.

Also, the ONA13 Stream Team is looking for volunteers to live stream the conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet. Volunteers should have experience in videography and live video-streaming software (familiarity with Livestream preferred). You can volunteer as a videographer, a stream producer or both, but you likely would not be doing both simultaneously. Apply for the Stream Team here. Any questions, contact

Be sure to sign up soon, as these slots fill up fast. We’ll be in touch in the coming weeks to confirm your participation.

Laura Cochran
ONA13 Volunteer Chair


Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata is Director of Programs at the Online News Association, where she leads the Women's Leadership Accelerator. At ONA, Jennifer focuses on identifying talented digital journalists and innovative journalism projects and providing them with support. Jennifer is a business and design strategist with over a decade of experience creating industry-changing training programs, investing in award-winning projects, and managing key relationships with journalism partners and tech stakeholders. She regularly coaches managers, senior leaders and entrepreneurs on challenges related to their careers and launching new ventures. Jennifer shares advice for navigating tough work challenges in Work Space, a monthly column for Fortune.