Episode 38

Published on:

29th Dec 2021

Changing profession later in life

What does it take to switch to journalism later in life? In this episode, we find out how to move into freelance journalism after starting off in an alternative career. We talk about the rewards and the hurdles of changing careers with Rachel Steinberg, who worked in the theatre in Canada before moving to London to become a sports journalist and Rachel Murray who is an ex-lawyer turned freelance writer. 

The Guests

Rachel Steinberg

Twitter: @rae_steinberg

Clippings: https://www.clippings.me/rachelsteinberg 

Rachel Murray 

Twitter: @gotacommonname

Resources and recommendations

Pivot newsletter for career changers by Rachel Murray




NCTJ diploma


Freelancing for Journalists Facebook community


Marisa Ingemi, Seattle Times


Marisa’s freelance article about companion horses


Lizzy Denning, freelance journalist


Lizzy’s Out of Office newsletter


Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by Cision

Show artwork for Freelancing for Journalists

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.

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