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asks the rights questions, persistsnt in her approach to journalism. Supportive and understanding. Highly recommended. Thank you Rossana... more work to follow.

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Amazing ! New exactly what I wanted thank you so much xxx



very easy to work with and done a great job!

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Most freelance journalists have all the tools and equipment they need. However, it would help if you supplied them with ID cards, invitations to the event they’re covering, and all other necessary permits they need to do their jobs. If you subscribe to a stock photo service, you may want to give them access so they can put photos on their articles if necessary. You’ll also need a computer with a fast internet connection and webcam to coordinate with them and get updates. 

Freelance journalists need enough time to research, write, add photos or other images and edit the story. This can take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks, and it depends on the depth of their story. Expect their work to take longer if you hired a freelance investigative journalist. Agree on deadlines and check in with your journalist occasionally to have a better idea of how long before they can turn in a finished story. 

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Besides having the relevant university degree, it would help if you’re looking for a journalist with specific qualities. Hire a journalist with determination and perseverance to chase a story. They must have strong ethics to avoid plagiarism and remain objective, enthusiasm to keep them going and good interpersonal skills - they may have to interview many people to get facts. Finally, they must have excellent oral and written skills to craft reliable, informative and engaging articles.

A reporter is a subcategory of a journalist. While journalists do all the research, editing, and writing for their stories, reporters only present other journalists’ work to audiences. The data is handled by a research staff, which can also include material from other journalists. One similarity reporters have with journalists is that they also do interviews. However, reporters interview persons relevant to the story firsthand and don’t take notes or recordings, then write them into the story afterwards. 

At the very least, a journalist should have a degree in Journalism or a related field. Some hiring managers may insist only on applicants with a Journalism degree, but others may consider applicants with degrees in related fields. University degrees related to Journalism can include English, Creative Writing or Political Science. It’s possible to succeed in journalism without a degree, but you may have to start small and put in twice the work. 

What do journalist services include?

Journalist services include all the necessary activities to hire a freelance journalist and provide you with engaging news stories, articles or features. Freelance journalists can give you newsworthy pieces for journals, magazines, TV shows, radio shows, online news channels or other media, whether in print or online. 

For any story you hire them to write, they can do the necessary research, then write the article. After completing the first draft, your hired journalist can send it to you via email for your approval. 

Assigning stories

If you have a story in mind, you can assign this to your freelance journalist, and they can proceed to work on the story. Should you not have a specific event you want to be covered but have a topic in mind, you can collaborate and have a brainstorming session with them. They can also come up with suggestions for a news story relevant to your publication, which you can then approve. 

Doing research

Once they have a story to cover, your hired journalist proceeds to do research. They can use various sources, like other press releases, and they can even interview the persons involved in the news story. In case you hire a freelance investigative journalist, they can interview government officials, law enforcement officers or representatives and private individuals. 

Your hired journalist can work to get statements and facts without violating privacy laws or any other relevant laws. Note that some journalists may ask for a transportation allowance or ask for reimbursement of their transportation expenses as they do their research. 

Attending media launches and local events

Some stories require that your journalist attend special events like product launches, press conferences, public holiday celebrations and other events. In hiring a freelance fashion journalist, they can (and often should) attend fashion shows, galas and photoshoots of fashion designers.   

Submitting news drafts

After doing all the research and getting all the necessary information, they proceed to write the article. They can send you the first draft via email for your comments. They can suggest which photos to use with the appropriate captions and which infographics to insert into the article.   

Working with your news staff

When attending events, your journalist may need you to send someone to assist and take photos. Your hired journalist can work with your editors or sub-editors to ensure the piece doesn’t violate any defamation or privacy laws. They can also work with your graphic designer to caption or label any illustrations or infographics you may want to include. 

Finalising the news article for publication

Your hired journalist can proofread the article and do the edits you suggest. They can do as many revisions as necessary until you are both satisfied and the piece is fit to publish. 

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We are raising publc awareness of the corrupt elements inour English Law Regime. Our petition now has over 2000 signatures and continues to grow. But the Australian public are not aware of the extortion taking place in our courts. So if you have a journalist background or media expeience please le us know and quote only for a initial consultation fee. Thanking you, Alex - Due date: Flexible

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I am a 30 year old local aussie, an accomplished builder and in the need of a writer who is great with words and is able to help me write a short but substantial explanation about myself for my new website. I would like to include who I am, where I've been, and what I've accomplished. My passion, My ambitions and what I can achieve. I am looking for a face to face meeting over a coffee/tea to allow you to get to know me so we can put together a clear image of who I am and my goal. Time and date can be negotiated to your convenience. Whoever you are, I Can't wait to meet you. - Due date: Flexible

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Dianella WA, Australia

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Need an IT Savy journalist to write an article in Forbes for me. I don’t have time to do it. 600-700 words. Needs to be sharply written. Topics are Data Science, IT and AI. You will need to sign NDA and related agreement. Opportunities for additional work. This price is for one 1 article to start!

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I need someone who is familiar with Corporate IT (Data Analytics, Data Science and AI) and who can write LinkedIn Articles, Web Blogs and Content. MUST UNDERSTAND IT!!

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Vaucluse NSW, Australia

4th Mar 2021

Need a journalist to attend the NSW court of appeal and write an article to inform the Australian public that lawyers di not need ti know the law and not be sued for negligence if they ruin lives... and more...

asks the rights questions, persistsnt in her approach to journalism. Supportive and understanding. Highly recommended. Thank you Rossana... more work to follow.

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Sydney NSW, Australia

2nd Mar 2021

need a journalist to attend the NSW Court of Appeals on this Monday 8 March and write an article in the Australian public interest to abolish the law of advocates immunity which alliws lawyers to practice law innAustralia without the need to exercise the duty of care common in all other industries... etc

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Bronte NSW 2024, Australia

7th Jan 2021

I am a 28yr old local Aussie. I am accomplished builder who is in need of a writer who is great with words and is able to help me write a short but substantial explanation about myself for my website. I’d like to include, Who I am, Where I have been, What I have accomplished, My ambitions and What I can achieve. Im looking for a face to face meeting over coffee to allow you to get know me so we can put together I clear image of who I am and goal. Time and date can be negotiated to your convenience.



Gold Coast QLD, Australia

23rd Sep 2020

Just looking for someone to help we with some content for website. About us section - wording it correctly Also email in regards to some PR

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th May 2020

To write an article on successful racehorses syndications, limited research to be done plus contacts will be provided. It would basically be about putting together a comprehensive article with ‘quotes’ from people (contacts provided). An interest or love of horses/horse racing would make this project excited. Once completed the copyright on the article would remain mine. For the right person there would be continuous work as it could turn out to be a monthly newsletter. Preferably Melbourne based as face to face interaction would be might make it convenient for ongoing structure.

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