When freelance journalist Donna Ferguson took on online course on how to write the perfect pitch, she got so many commissions that she didn’t have time to complete it.
Now Donna, a WIJ events team committee member, has invited media training consultancy Muse Flash, who run the course, to create a bespoke half-day workshop in London for WIJ members.
Venue. The Academy Hotel, Bloomsbury
YTL Hotels’ elegant Gower Street property, has just re-opened after undergoing a huge refurbishment. Paying homage to its location in an undeniably literary & cultural pocket of London, The Academy now offers a peaceful and sophisticated space dedicated to the writings and works of The Bloomsbury Set, the famous group of individuals who once lived and worked in the streets surrounding the property. The multi-million-pound refurbishment was overseen by New York-based award winning Champalimaud Design. Dark velvet sofas, large table lamps and statement wallpaper are incorporated with the vital elements of a contemporary city hotel to produce the stunning look and feel. The hotel has a number of references to its literary corner of London, such as the fully stocked library and Genius Lab, where professionals and students alike can work in a conductive environment, ensuring that it is a great place to stay for both work and leisure travellers alike.
When: Saturday February 2, 2019
Time : 12 -30 to 17.00
Topics covered will include:
Why pitching is a bit like kissing. Your ideas do need to be good – but so does your approach to the editor. A blueprint for success.
How to write a good pitch and sell your idea. Sample good and bad pitches analysed and explained.
How to follow up your pitch and build good relationships with editors you want to work with in the future.
WIJ has negotiated a fantastic price of of £70 per person ( plus booking fee) so book your place early as their are only 12 places available at a fabulous hotel in London. Lunch included.
Please note this course is aimed at experienced journalists. For example, journalists who are currently in a staff job and want to go freelance, or freelance journalists who have been freelancing (not blogging) and getting paid commissions for at least a year.