Episode 2

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Published on:

20th May 2020

Pitching and providing the goods

In our second episode we discuss how to write the perfect pitch and track down the correct commissioning editor to send it to. We hear from experienced real life journalist Jill Foster and fintech writer Tom Rodgers who share some of their pitching tricks.

*Please note this episode was recorded via Zoom during the COVID-19 lock down which may affect the sound quality. This was the final episode to be recorded but is not the final episode in the series.

The Guests

Jill Foster: https://www.jillfoster.co.uk/

Twitter: @JournalistJill

Tom Rodgers: https://www.tomrodgersmedia.co.uk/

Twitter: @TomRodgers4

Resources

´╗┐Journo Resources pitching guidelines: https://www.journoresources.org.uk/pitch-us/

The Overtake pitching guidelines: https://theovertake.com/write-for-us/

How to write the perfect pitch: https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/wij-workshop-how-to-write-the-perfect-pitch/

Pitching course: https://www.museflash.academy/shop/self-paced-cracking-pitches

Women In Journalism Mentoring Scheme: https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring-2018/

Journalism Mentoring Schemes: https://www.journoresources.org.uk/journalism-mentoring-journalist-mentor/

´╗┐Pre-order the Freelancing for Journalists book here 

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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.

Edited by Richard Wilson.

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