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Julia Z.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Journalism Writing
  • Writing
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Blog Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Essay Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Academic Editing
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Editing
  • Resume Writing
  • Music Licensing

WHAT YOU NEED: You've got the story, you'd just like some help telling it. You've got the product, but you need the creative copy and content marketing that will spread the word. You've got the grades, but will your personal statement get you into an Ivy League school? WHO I AM: I'm a Brooklyn-based writer and editor with over eight years of experience in journalism, editing, and writing both creative and promotional. As a student at the University of Southern California (USC), I studied Print & Digital Journalism for two years, during which time I contributed to numerous student and independent publications as a writer and editor. I...

Nathan W.
$50/hr
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  • AP Style Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • News Writing
  • Story Editing
  • Short Story Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Case Studies

I will work with you to tighten, clarify and strengthen your content while preserving your voice. I will also write original, on-brand content that will engage your readers. I've been writing and editing professionally for 15 years, and I have a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in creative writing. This has equipped me with journalistic discipline and ethics combined with fluency in creative writing techniques. What I've been writing and editing recently: • Marketing copy, including long-form assets, blog posts, and case studies. I know how to engage the reader, answer "why," and call to action. • Scripts for a daily podcast...

Rasa S.
$50/hr
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  • Article Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Editor
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • News Writing
  • Researcher
  • Academic Writing
  • Consultant
  • Non-Profit

I am a journalist & political analyst specializing in international affairs, human rights, economics, and the energy sector. I am well-versed in authoring reports, undertaking research, and writing in-depth articles. My regions of expertise are North America, the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia. I have 7+ years of professional experience working with think-tanks, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and NGOs, both in Canada and abroad. I also have a Master’s Degree in International Development, focusing on political economy and human rights. Please feel free to contact me if you require: ✅Research ✅Consultation ✅News...

Margaret P.
$130/hr
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  • Editor
  • Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Content Writing
  • Article Writing
  • News Writing
  • Business Writing
  • UX Writing
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Online Writing
  • Copywriting
  • US English Dialect
  • Government & Public Sector

"Margaret is my go-to person when I need any professional writing work. She's passionate about communication and very quickly digs into any tasks." "Loved working with Margaret. From the very first interview, I could tell she had the expertise I needed. She was able to take a very complex business offering and word it in a way my audience could understand. She provided great insights on how to accomplish what I set out to do. I highly recommend her!" "An absolute professional on Upwork. I'd recommend Margaret to anyone. Easy, friendly and great to work with." "I think you do a great job. I like the style of content and it is gripping."...

Debashis G.
$100/hr
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  • Business Strategy
  • Business Consulting
  • Real Estate Investment Assistance
  • Business Modeling
  • Qualitative Research
  • White Paper Writing
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Projection
  • Business Plan
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Research & Strategy
  • Market Analysis
  • Creative Writing

I love to read, write and experiment with various modes of expression.  I have written thousands of pieces – news articles, opinion pieces, fiction, academic papers, consulting reports, expert opinions, correspondence … even a Ph.D. dissertation.  When writing, my goal is to organize and deliver information to my target audience as effectively as possible.  In this day of acronyms and emojis, writers tend to avoid lengthy, meandering pieces.  Instead, they focus on how to convey dominant emotions and messages in the shortest possible time.  I get that!  But the fact of the matter is that I appreciate and savor – literally revere – the...

Jamie S.
$50/hr
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  • Proofreading
  • Content Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Editor
  • Article Writing
  • Article
  • Review
  • Copy Editing
  • Online Writing
  • Sports Writing

I have 12+ years of experience as a degree-educated journalist, content writer and editor. I have worked with all shapes and sizes of client across a huge range of industries and I am Top Rated Plus with 100% job success. My rates are negotiable but, if you have a small budget, we are unlikely to be a good fit as I produce very high-quality work. I will not usually be able to work for below $0.10 per word. I am comfortable writing about virtually anything, my spelling and grammar are of the highest order and I will not rest until you are satisfied with my work. I specialise in travel, sports and betting-related content but I am happy to...

Mara K.
$85/hr
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  • Line Editing
  • Content Editing
  • Copy Editing
  • Editor
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Article Rewriting
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Journalism
  • Blog Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Article

Whether you just need an extra set of eyes on your cover letter or application essay, want a reporter's input on a press release, or are looking for someone to help you record and write your family story, I'd be honored to help. As a reporter for one of the largest regional newspapers in the county, I am challenged daily to write clear, concise, engaging and error-free copy that will capture and hold a reader's attention. I have a passion for helping others improve their own writing from the brainstorming and outlining stage to the final round of edits. I work quickly, offer multiple rounds of edits and use programs that track my suggested...

Madaline D.
$50/hr
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  • Environment
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Researcher
  • Interview Preparation
  • Politics
  • Social Media Management
  • SEO Writing
  • Content Editing
  • Article Writing
  • Sustainability
  • Copywriting

A highly-skilled vegan journalist, reporter, writer and editor specialising in sustainability, food, tech and energy innovation, politics, law and social justice. My work centres on innovation and progress, and I'm dedicated to crafting pieces with fresh angles, creative flair and rigorous investigation. My work has been published in print and online in newspapers, magazines, blogs and promotional materials all over the world, and I've worked with a wide range of publications, nonprofit organisations, and individuals. Some of my clients include the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC), PoliticsHome, ESG Mena, The Vegan Review, The Legal...

Mery Dhel B.
$18/hr
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  • Administrative Support
  • SEO Backlinking
  • SEO-Based Website
  • Search Engine Marketing Strategy
  • SEO Keyword Research
  • WordPress Development
  • Local SEO
  • SEO Writing
  • Executive Assistant
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Management

Hi, I am Mery Dhel Brito. Business Administration degree holder major in Marketing Management. I worked as an Accounting Associate Accounts payable in a local company for more than 3 years. Currently, I am working as a Digital Marketer Search Engine Optimization specialist. I am specialized in Off-page optimization, On-page optimization, SEO content writing, and site audit. I am proficient in website creation, design, website management, administrative task; email and calendar management, customer support, market research, and reports. I am very qualified in Search engine optimization, social media management, Website management, and...

Andreea - Lucia I.
$27/hr
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  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Article Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Advertising
  • Blog Writing

Before you read further, please take note that: - If what you want is just someone who will do the work for the least amount of money possible, then you should look for someone else. Time and effort are necessary in order to produce the high-quality content that I consistently offer to my clients. The work I put in for these superior results deserves appropriate compensation, in line with the excellent content that I am known to provide. The services that I can provide are: - 100% original creative writing in a range of styles; - Creating website content on a variety of subjects and areas of expertise; - Rewriting articles to the...

Nicole O.
$65/hr
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  • Article Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Ghostwriting
  • Academic Writing
  • Fact-Checking
  • Search Engine Optimization

I'm a copywriter and content marketer with eight years of content experience and 12 years of marketing experience. In a previous life, I was a tour de force in experiential marketing and brought the Xbox One to life before your very eyes. At present, I work with several agencies and a handful of personal clients to create superior content for client blogs. My writing is fact-based, full of empathy, and heavily impacted by my decade of experience in experiential marketing and working one-on-one with customers to build brand relationships. Send me a message or a proposal to talk about the possibilities of creating inspiring copy for your...

Samuel C.
$90/hr
  • Trophy Icon Journalism Writing
  • Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Communications
  • Blog Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • SEO Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Content Writing
  • Marketing
  • Content Editing
  • Content Creation
  • Business Writing

Nothing matters more to me than relationships. If you're looking for the best quality and service, hiring someone who wants to build that relationship with you is essential to success. Beyond this, finding a freelancer with a true love of writing helps ensure quality content for your website. As a former high school English teacher, I emphasized quality and attention to detail while nurturing my students' creativity. I taught high school students (grades 9-12) for 8 years in the public school system. I now realize my love of writing as a career freelance writer. I launched my writing agency, Phoenix Heart Writing Company, exclusively on...

Melody M.
$30/hr
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  • TV Set
  • Entertainment Website
  • Blog Writing
  • Book Editing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • WordPress
  • Content Writing
  • Product Description
  • Headline
  • Social Media Content

Greetings, all! My name is Melody, and I like to think I'm a not-too-shabby writer. I mainly specialize in entertainment writing with a specific concentration in TV (although I'm willing to cover all topics in general). I can adhere to any writing style while still infusing it with my unique perspective and strong voice. In addition, I'm an avid mental health advocate and wholeheartedly believe in transparency when it comes to how we're feeling. I have a blog wherein I freely express my own trials and tribulations with my mental health journey. I feel I have two knee-jerk modes when it comes to writing: humor or heart. Sometimes I utilize...

Jennifer S.
$125/hr
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  • English
  • Editor
  • Leadership Training
  • Articulate Storyline
  • UX Research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Researcher
  • Academic Writing
  • Education
  • Content Writing
  • White Paper
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Instructional Design
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Rise

Welcome, new clients! Take a look at my reviews to see how I've helped many people achieve their goals. About Me: Expert instructional design and educational technology consultant specializing in distance learning, remote teaching, online education and teaching with technology. Get in touch if you need consultation on: – Zoom. WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate, and other digital tools – Tech tools and strategies for digital learning – Low-tech options for teaching online – Connectivity for students in rural areas or other countries – General tips on student engagement and support – eLearning and online course development In addition to...

Radu M.
$25/hr
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  • Content Creation
  • Article Writing
  • Content Strategy
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • WordPress
  • Blog Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Gaming
  • Sports Writing
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding

I'm a 33-year-old esports professional with 5 years of experience in this industry and more than 2000 published articles. As a gamer, I have extensive knowledge of the MOBA, RPG, RTS, and TBS genres, and I used to be a Divine bracket player in Dota 2. I can write well about three of the biggest titles in esports: League of Legends, CS:GO, and Dota 2. I've played all of them and have been following their professional circuits since 2014. My broader expertise is in communication. In recent years, together with my best friend who is an art director and graphic designer, I founded a brand studio. Whether it's landing page copy, UI/UX, brand...

Mary P.
$30/hr
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  • Copy Editing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Press Release
  • Proofreading
  • AP Style Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • Article

Are you looking for someone with a journalism background who can write articles on various topics or copyedit/proofread your work? Do you want someone who can write press releases that interest media outlets? Do you need a publicist for your book? Search no more! Before becoming a freelancer, I worked as a full-time newspaper reporter for more than 20 years, covering healthcare, crime and courts, education, business, and many other beats. Since January 2020, I've been a contributing writer for my former employer and other clients, including a non-profit news site on digital privacy issues. I have also written press releases and...

Isobel C.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Journalism Writing
  • Ad Copy
  • Content Creation
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Ebook
  • Copywriting
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Content Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Blog Content

I'm a native English writer with a wealth of experience in blog and copywriting. I've written across a range of topics, including B2C content, digital marketing, iGaming, gambling, personal development, and beauty industries. When you work with me, you'll receive content with detailed niche research, an authentic tone of voice, and a clear structure. Blog content and articles go hand in hand with SEO, and each piece I produce is informed by current on-page SEO guidelines. From structural optimization to keyword placement, I'm here to help you rank your website via stellar written content. My writing has been published on numerous...

valerie p.
$15/hr
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  • Blog Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English Grammar
  • English Punctuation
  • English Spelling
  • Feature Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • Travel
  • Ghostwriting
  • Article Writing

I love to help authors proofread and polish their work, and frequently do book reviews also. I have been co-author of 5 books in the spiritual genre. I am a magazine writer, editor and proofreader.I have two blogs, on books and new products. I write magazine articles about such topics as quirky and historical travel, animals, the psychic world, and unusual museums or destinations.The books I've co-authored have been with a famous psychic/medium/motivational speaker. I have also written and produced radio programs and lectures. I pay great attention to detail regarding grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and spelling. I pride myself on...

Madi S.
$50/hr
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  • Social Media Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Mailchimp
  • Airtable
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Content
  • Newsletter
  • Brand Identity & Guidelines
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Content Calendar
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Typeform

Hi there! My name is Madi, and I love helping social impact organizations increase their visibility on social media and find their brand identity. I'm a trained journalist turned digital media strategist, and if you're looking to increase your audience engagement and digital visibility, I'm here to help. Currently, I am the Social Media & Content Manager at UNITE 2030, a global NGO that organizes young leaders to work toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Take a look at my portfolio to see how I've helped them increase their social media visibility by 259% and following by 197% in 6 months. I've worked with think...

Brenda N.
$30/hr
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  • Editor
  • English Grammar
  • English Proofreading
  • English
  • English Spelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Ebook
  • Journalism
  • Healthcare & Medical

I am a professional writer with a passion for making words come alive, taking readers on a journey through my work. I view words as an opportunity to paint a portrait, and each sentence as a brush stroke toward a beautiful finished product. I have approximately 30 years of professional writing and editing experience - the first 20 in journalism as an editor and reporter for several mid-sized newspapers and most recently as a freelance writer covering a wide range of diverse, interesting topics. I am detailed and dedicated, and work hard to ensure that my clients are happy with the work I provide. My various projects have included...

Visko M.
$150/hr
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  • Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Email Copywriting
  • Sales Copywriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Sales Funnel Copywriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Short Story

✅ Gained 1M+ startup national media coverage and achieved 4X their sales targets 📈💲 ✅ Generated over 30 million evergreen views for YouTube clients. 👀 ✅ Wrote narrative and sales copy for 100K profit viral NFT project launch 📈 ✅ Exceeded event ticket revenue by 200% (5,000 ==> 11,000 attendees) 💰 My copywriting, scriptwriting and creative writing will increase your sales, gain you new viewers, and take your business where it needs to be. I will work with you to ensure that your goals become a reality. I’m not just a freelancer. I’m a writer that provides the solutions your business needs - whether that’s getting your customers to...

Bobby B.
$50/hr
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  • Writing
  • Editor
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Content Writing
  • Content Editing
  • Content Planning
  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Content Marketing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Press Release

I firmly believe that every person and organization has a compelling story to share. From personal journeys to organizations overcoming adversity, I help clients excavate and elevate their stories to engage audiences and produce results. Drawing on my 10 years in news and magazines, I specialize in journalistic writing and editing that captivates an audience through detailed research and creative storytelling. My mission is to help individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits powerfully share their stories to engage their customers and constituents. Recently, I've worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from e-commerce companies...

Jenny W.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Journalism Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • Content Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Journalism
  • SEO Keyword Research
  • Blog Content
  • Article

I am a native English-speaking writer from the UK, with a degree in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing from Solent University. Proficient in SEO writing, proofreading and social media as well as possessing excellent time management skills mean I can deliver rich, high-quality content that will provide value to your readers. My true passion lies in wellness, however, I have experience writing about travel, marketing, nutrition and fitness. Therefore I have the flexibility and ability to craft interesting and engaging content on any subject. Please feel free to contact me about any exciting up and coming projects that require great...

Anna P.
$100/hr
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  • Content Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Website Copywriting
  • SEO Writing
  • Email Copywriting
  • Sales Copywriting
  • Brand Name
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Blog Writing
  • Email & Newsletter
  • Email Marketing
  • Brand Consulting
  • Content Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Landing Page

Are you looking for a creative who can tailor a text to your needs or provide you with a winning content strategy? Or, maybe, you're in need of a sales funnel that makes a difference - more sales, less waste. Well, who wouldn't want that? But it's about finding the right person. A person who makes your goals her own. A person who always gives you an extra idea. A person who works with the same professionality you put into it. Many people can write a piece of copy. But few do it with passion, commitment and true creativity. And that's where I step in: ⦿ A marketing enthusiast with a solid background in writing and journalism ⦿...

Chris F.
$35/hr
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  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Essay Writing
  • Memoir Writing
  • Book Editing
  • Short Story Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Fact-Checking
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Content
  • Blog Content

Writer, editor, proofreader, blogger, and storyteller. I find compelling narratives and create killer content for brands, publications, and individuals. I've learned through my many clients, who come from all walks of life, that everyone has a great story. It's just a matter of telling it the right way. Whether you have a business and are trying to connect with new customers, an artist trying to push your latest release, or just someone looking to express themselves, I can help you create content that resonates with your audience.

Sofía P.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Journalism Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Spanish
  • Novel
  • Short Story
  • Latin American Spanish Accent
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Ghostwriting
  • Journalism
  • Copy Editing
  • Spanish
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Text Formatting

¡Hola! My name is Sofía. I'm a creative writer, journalist, translator, and editor born and raised in Latin America (I have also lived in Spain and England). I have two bachelor's, a master's and I'm currently working on my PhD. These are some of the services I provide: 📚Creative writing and ghostwriting of books, short stories, novels, and screenplays. 💻Copywriting of SEO articles and marketing copy. ✏️Spanish editing and proofreading. 🌐Translations from English, French and Italian into Spanish (Castilian Spanish from Spain, neutral Latin American Spanish, or Argentinian Spanish). 🔎Reporting and writing top-notch journalistic articles...

William C.
$30/hr
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  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • English Grammar
  • Copy Editing
  • English Proofreading
  • English Spelling
  • Article Writing
  • AP Style Writing
  • Writing
  • Article Rewriting
  • Biography Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing

Thank you for viewing my profile and considering me for your project. All work I do is on a fixed-price basis. "William is a great man! He responded quickly to my numerous questions. Edited my book in a professional manner and gave me advice. I would surely work with him again!" — Client from London, England “William is a superb editor and has a work ethic to match. This is my third project with him in less than a month. I think that speaks for itself.” — networlding "He didn't just do the work to 'do the work' -- he showed an investment in the success of my manuscript, which made me feel confident that I made the right choice in hiring...

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How to Hire Top Journalists

How to hire journalists

A big part of content marketing is covering the news. If you want to create compelling content designed to keep your audience informed about newsworthy events in your industry, a journalist can help.

So how do you hire journalists? What follows are some tips for finding top journalists on Upwork

How to shortlist journalism professionals

As you’re browsing available journalism consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want a journalist who understands your industry so they can write news stories that resonate with your target market.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., writing press releases).
  • Feedback Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular journalist.

How to write an effective journalism job post

With a clear picture of your ideal journalist in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective journalism job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From covering the news to ghostwriting for your blog, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries or writing styles, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Ready to cover newsworthy events in your industry? Log in and post your journalism job on Upwork today.

JOURNALISTS FAQ

What is journalism?

Journalism is the practice of writing news stories, usually for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Journalists bring together a mix of creative writing, storytelling, and research.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in journalism consultants:

  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Writing expertise (copywriting, ghostwriting, content creation)
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Industry-specific expertise (e.g., health, finance, science)

Why hire journalists?

The trick to finding top journalists is to identify your needs. Is your goal to cover company milestones in regular press releases? Will your journalist need to conduct their own research and perform their own interviews? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire a journalist?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced journalist may command higher fees but also work faster, have more specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher-quality product.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their journalism services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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