Episode 15

Published on:

25th Nov 2020

Working Outside London

Can you have a successful freelance journalism career outside of London? This week we spoke to two freelancers living outside the capital about how they make it work and the benefits of being based elsewhere in the country.

Broadcast journalist Danielle Hayden currently lives in Manchester and is determined to work away from London, whilst print journalist Nicola Slawson wishes she had moved to Shrewsbury years ago.

The guests

Nicola Slawson @Nicola_Slawson


Danielle Hayden @Daniellehayd


FFJ newsletter https://freelancingforjournalists.substack.com/

Medical Journalists Association https://www.mjauk.org/

Scott Trust Bursary https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/entry-level-opportunities/scott-trust-bursaries/

Positive News https://www.positive.news/

Write About Your Life https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/write-about-your-life-how-to-pitch-and-find-new-stories-tickets-129277010017

Broadcast Journalists Forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/863351437010810

People in TV: Northern England https://www.facebook.com/groups/IneedCREWNorthernEngland

Freelancing for Journalists Facebook community https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancingforjournalists

No.1 Freelance Media Women https://www.facebook.com/groups/No1FreelanceMediaWomen

Northern Freelance UK journalists & media group https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=freelance%20north

Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by The Tax Farm, the accountancy service dedicated to freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners.  The right accountant is more than a number cruncher and tax return filer – they’re your business guardian, helping you make better financial decisions.  Talk to John at The Tax Farm today and quote ‘FFJ15’ to claim your exclusive 15% discount.

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.

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.

Contact us via email freelancingforjournalists@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

You can find out more about FFJ at our dedicated website here: https://freelancingforjournalists.com/

Love the podcast? Then why not buy us a virtual cuppa here: https://ko-fi.com/freelancingforjournalists

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to get all the latest podcast news plus additional resources: https://tinyurl.com/y6j7kx7d

For the full Freelancing for Journalists experience you can purchase our book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freelancing-Journalists-Media-Skills-Canter/dp/0367135558

You can also sign up to our freelancing course here: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

And check out our webinar training series here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/freelancingforjournalists

We also offer a range of bespoke training packages under the Freelancing for Journalists brand. Email us for details.