J1Journalism

Step into the Shoes of a Freelance Writer

Pitch your story idea for an article to the editor of an english publication, and thereafter complete a 2500 word article on the same.

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Timeline

15 days

Certificate

Provided by the Company after Review

Incentives

Mentorship Opportunity

Expected Output

  1. 300 word pitch - Initial pitch of story idea to editor.    Pdf
  2. Editor contact list - List of prospective editors of publications for your story idea.    Excel
  3. Final article - In maximum of 2500 words, to be submitted to publication.    Pdf

Why take up this Menternship?

On completing this Menternship, you will learn about

  • 1. Building a story idea from the scratch.
    2. Pitching the story idea to editors.
    3. Know how of freelance journalism/ writing.
    4. Basic Market Research & Network building.

About this Menternship

Given the current scenario in the modern era, plenty of established old-time publications are shutting shop, or scaling down their full-time human resource - thereby leading to the growing need for freelance work in the field of Journalism.

With the never ending diversity & unique culture of India, the avenues for interesting story-ideas are immense.

With this menternship, we are looking at helping you get your first taste of freelance writing. If you have a love for writing, coupled with impeccable command over the language, this challenge is the right place to take your first baby steps in the career of freelance journalism.

Along with the many benefits that Freelance Journalism offers, 

Freelancers have to:

  • find markets, contact editors and negotiate fees for their work.
  • motivate themselves to write regularly.
  • meet strict submission deadlines.
  • understand and pay appropriate tax contributions.
  • take care of the administration related to being self-employed.
  • keep careful records of work that’s been sent to editors, keeping track of who’s been invoiced, who has paid and who needs chasing up.
  • plan their finances so that periods of sickness and holidays are covered.
  • be prepared to work unsociable hours.
  • understand what working from home entails.

This menternship helps you get your initial taste of the above.

In this menternship, find a subject/story of your interest & write a 300-word pitch to the editors of related print/online publications. While waiting for approval from an editor, you are to go ahead and write the complete article in a maximum of 2500 words. 

Step into the Shoes of a Freelance Writer