Securing steady work, long term contracts or building up a relationship with an editor in order to get regular work can be a great security blanket for freelancers. In this episode we talk to Mel Stern, freelance journalist, editor, producer, and charity communications consultant and Tufayel Ahmed, a freelance journalist, editor and journalism lecturer about how to do this .
Resources and recommendations
Opportunities for journalists to work in the charity sector:
World Vision charity https://www.worldvision.org.uk/about/jobs/
Amnesty International https://www.amnesty.org.uk/get-involved
Work experience scheme at the BBC, including Newsnight: https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/trainee-schemes-and-apprenticeships/work-experience
Big Issue The Breakthrough Programme https://www.bigissue.com/press-release/the-big-issue-launches-breakthrough-talent-and-training-programme-for-young-people/
Example of Tufayel’s work on pro-wrestling for CNN
June Bellebon and her articles at Gal-Dem
Aniefiok Ekpoudom, freelance journalist
Jason Okundaye, freelance writer
Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by Cision.