Episode 18

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Published on:

16th Dec 2020

What commissioning editors want

In this episode we pick the brains of two commissioning editors to find out exactly what they want from freelance journalists.

We discuss pitching techniques, reliability and writing skills with The Observer deputy news editor Lisa Bachelor and Pulse magazine editor Jaimie Kaffash.

The Guests

Lisa Bachelor @lisabachelor

Jaimie Kaffash @jkaffash

Resources

Pitching guidelines https://www.journoresources.org.uk/pitching-guidelines/

ClipShare newspaper and magazine archive https://www.nlamediaaccess.com/publishers/publisher-services/clipshare/

Readly magazine database https://gb.readly.com/

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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.

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