Navigating Negotiation in Today’s Media Landscape

Wudan Yan & Jenni Gritters, from the successful podcast The Writer’s Co-op, join RPT to share their expertise on the business of freelancing.

Are you a British freelance journalist or a freelancer who works for UK media outlets? Then this event is for you!

For media freelancers, contracts can be dangerous and payments are often late. But there are ways to protect yourself– and ways to ask for what you need.

In this webinar, veteran freelance writers Jenni Gritters and Wudan Yan, of The Writers’ Co-op podcast, will discuss how to determine a reasonable rate based on your work’s value and the time it takes to complete, as well as how to practically push back to ask for those rates.

They’ll discuss overcoming the fear of negotiation, and will also get into contract negotiation, including elements to consider including in your contracts to protect yourself, and red flags to avoid.

Tickets are free for freelance journalists / £10 for non-freelancers.

Please note: in order to attend this event, you must be a British freelance journalist or a freelancer who works for UK media outlets.

About the Speakers

Wudan Yan is an independent journalist based in Seattle. She is a Chinese-American magazine writer, storyteller and photographer who is often drawn to stories involving contrarian characters, unlikely connections, creative solutions, absurdity, injustice, slow-moving humanitarian and environmental crises — or any combination of the above.

Jenni Gritters is a Seattle-based freelance writer and editor. She is a writer and editor who focuses on health, psychology, purchasing and parenting. She’s written originally reported journalism for The New York Times, Medium’s Elemental, Slate, Outside magazine, Greatist, Boston magazine, the Guardian, and beyond.

This event is part of our new ‘Business of Freelancing’ series of events, covering the topics that matter most to freelance journalists – from pitching and negotiation to how to present yourself professionally online. Stay tuned for the next in the series!