How to break into freelance journalism

In this exciting and insightful course we will show you how to:

  • Find ideas
  • Pitch to editors
  • Make contacts
  • Develop your writing style
  • Check your facts
  • Avoid pitfalls
  • Build your brand
  • Handle the financial side
  • Grow your freelance career alongside your existing one

Your learning experience will include discussion, improving wiring skills, workshopping ideas, practicing pitching and producing a game plan for your future.

This masterclass will be led by a leading industry professional with experience in commissioning and freelancing on a national level.

Aimed at: those who have an interest in journalism and would like to explore it as a freelance career, those who would like a writing career alongside their present role  or those returning to work after a career break.

About the trainer: 

Fiona Webster is a national newspaper, magazine and broadcast journalist. Her roles have included freelance news reporter on The Times and Mail on SundayDaily Mirror columnist, staff news and feature writer on The Sun, New York bureau reporter and parliamentary correspondent.

Her freelance features have appeared in the Sunday TimesDaily Mail, the Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine, The GuardianThe IndependentDaily TelegraphSunday Magazine, and the Daily Express. She has also been a magazine editor and a senior broadcast journalist at ITV. She has taught on the Press Association, Daily MailDaily Telegraph, and Irish Independent graduate training schemes.

Cost: Our standard price is £75 plus VAT, please enquire about group rates or for training to be delivered in-house by contacting [email protected]

This course is taking place on 24 February 2022. Book now.