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Pitch and deal (November 2013)


Friday 15 November 2013

10 - 16.30

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NUJ Head Office, Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP


Freelances endlessly need to pitch for work and to do deals. Whether you are a writer, photographer, reporter, subeditor, broadcaster or whatever, you will benefit from knowing how to present your work and your ideas so as to make them most attractive to clients and from understanding what goes into making a deal and how you might improve on that first offer.

This one-day course aims to help freelances market their work and negotiate better deals for themselves.

Through role-play exercises and discussion, participants will work on the skills and attitudes needed to try to get more commissions and more money.

This will include:

  • Pitching ideas with deals in mind
  • Identifying outlets
  • interacting with editors
  • Thinking about fees
  • Asking for more money
  • Adding conditions
  • Understanding the psychology of pitching and dealing
  • Coming up with scripts for situations
  • Role plays to put ideas into practice

How much will it cost?

Getting started as a freelance and pitch and deal form part of the NUJ trade union training programme and are therefore discounted.

Who should attend?

Freelance journalists who want to try to get more work and improve the deals they make.

Tutors: Phil Sutcliffe and Humphrey Evans


Further details and contact information

NUJ Training
Telephone: 020 7520 8340

Tags: , trade union training, freelance, professional training