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Episode 17: Literary Agent, Andrew Lownie

About this episode Literary agent, Andrew Lownie discusses how to pitch your book to an agent. This episode, we speak with literary agent Andrew Lownie, who has 200 authors on his books and has sold thousands of books into publishers. He told us how he sifts through some 300 submissions from aspiring authors each day, what stands...

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Episode 16: Editor of Huck Magazine, Niall Flynn

About this episode Huck Magazine covers everything from adventure sport to music to photography to politics and activism, all through the lens of individualism. With an audience of half a million a month, split between UK and US, editor Niall Flynn gets 100s of pitches a day for coverage. He discusses what they look for...

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Episode 15: Commissioning Editor of Insider (formerly Business Insider), Jack Sommers

About this episode Jack Sommers, UK commissioning editor for Business at Insider (the new name for Business Insider) discusses his pitching advice for PRs, freelance writers and experts. His advice includes when to pitch to an editor and when to pitch to a reporter; what makes a ‘list’ piece and who decides them; and why...

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Episode 14: Real-life journalist. Founder and editor of Lacuna Voices, Punteha van Terheyden

About this episode Punteha van Terheyden is an expert on true life journalism. She has been writing and editing the so-called real-life sections of UK magazines for over a decade, including titles such as Take a Break and more She set up Lacuna Voices, to challenge the traditional mould of the real life stories. Why,...

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Episode 13: Freelance journalist, former managing editor of BuzzFeed & editorial consultant Cate Sevilla

About this episode Cate Sevilla writes for titles such as Stylist, Elle and The New Statesman. She’s held editorial roles across a range of titles including BuzzFeed and The Pool and is also an editorial consultant for branded content. In this episode we discuss the difference between ‘branded journalism’ and traditional journalism, how the content...

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Episode 12: Managing Editor of Grit Daily, Stewart Rogers

About this episode Stewart Rogers is managing editor of Grit Daily. He shares his advice on good and bad pitches, including how much lead time is needed, how to suggest an ‘exclusive’ and the damaging fallout that can happen when PRs use mailing lists to contact journalists. Grit Daily is a leading tech news publication...

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Episode 11: Commissioning Editor of Chat, Woman and Woman’s Own magazines

About this episode Emmie Harrison-West is Commissioning Editor of three of the UK’s most popular women’s weekly magazines – Chat, Woman and Woman’s Own. She walks us through the different ‘slots’ or pages of the three titles, including ‘Don’t Tell me I Can’t’, ‘Shock Reads’, ‘Call That Justice’, ‘The Moment I Knew’, Scrapbooks and many...

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Episode 10: Real Leaders editor, Grant Schreider

About this episode RealLeaders.com is a digital publication and print publication distributed globally focussing on leadership issues around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals featuring interviews, features, how-to’s and thought leadership. Grant shares why the listicle is still the most popular content, simple things you can do to make your pitches relevant and why morality is...

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Episode 9: The Media Insider with IDG Group Editor, Scott Carey

About this episode Group Editor of IDG’s B2B collection, Scott Carey shares the make-up of techworld.com, computerworld.com, CIO and Infoworld.com Hear how can you suggest a story or interview about your business or your client. What makes a story that suits their formats, how can PRs make their pitches relevant and how can experts get...

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Episode 8: The Media Insider with Raconteur editor Benjamin Chiou

About this episode Raconteur is distributed in The Times. It has 80 editions a year focusing on a special report into a different area of business. Editor Benjamin Chiou tells us what makes an interview, how thought leaders can contribute with great ideas, pitching no-no’s and why he’s on the lookout for new writers.

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Episode 7 with Editorial Director of Bonhill Media, Lawrence Gosling

About this episode Hear insights into how top B2B publications such as growthbusiness.co.uk ,  smallbusiness.co.uk and Information Age are put together. Lawrence Gosling is Editorial Director of the Bonhill Media group’s eccelctic mix of titles. He shares advice on how to pitch a thought leadership piece, why clickbait doesn’t work for B2B journalism and how...

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Episode 6 – The Media Insider with deputy editor Sophie Gallagher

About this episode Deputy editor of IndyLife, Sophie Gallagher shares insights from the features desk of one of the UK’s major news titles. IndyLife is the lifestyle section of the independent.co.uk, covering health, travel, food, dating and more. Learn what the difference is between a ‘pitch’ and and ‘idea’ and why a journalist can never pinch...

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