Episode 8

Published on:

22nd Jul 2020

Getting Started

In this episode we talk to Jem Collins, director of Journo Resources and recent journalism graduate Connor Stringer about how to get started as a freelance journalist.

We discuss keeping lists, contacting the tax office and creating email addresses - plus much more! if you want to get started in freelance journalism but are not sure how to get organised, then this is the perfect episode for you.

*This was recorded online so there is the occasional dip in sound quality.

The guests:

Jem Collins @Jem_Collins

Connor Stringer @connor_stringer


Freelancing for Journalists published by Routledge  https://www.routledge.com/Freelancing-for-Journalists/Canter-Wilkinson/p/book/9780367135553

Journo Resources https://www.journoresources.org.uk

List of pitching guidelines: https://www.journoresources.org.uk/pitching-guidelines/

Trello https://trello.com

The Professional Freelancer Newsletter by Anna Codrea-Rado  https://theprofessionalfreelancer.substack.com 

Press Pad https://presspad.co.uk

EJC Freelance Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/assembly

Journalism.co.uk https://www.journalism.co.uk

Young Journalist Community  https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881737884535

Wired pitching guidelines https://www.wired.co.uk/article/contributor-guidelines

HMRC register as self-employed https://www.gov.uk/log-in-file-self-assessment-tax-return/register-if-youre-self-employed

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About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

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