10 tips to succeed as a magazine journalist – by Tancrid Muller

  Being a magazine journalist can be one of the most fulfilling and interesting jobs out there, but it’s not a job that will suit everyone. If you’re not afraid of mountains of work and tight deadlines, follow these ten tips and you’ll be an ace magazine writer in no time. Research is Essential This doesn’t mean only verifying facts and figures; you need to learn about the magazine industry. Learn what to expect, before jumping in. Read about... everything. Stay up-to-date on the

Starting out as a freelance journalist: where to even begin!? By Samantha Moolman

So – you’re committed to this writing thing and you’re raring to go. Good for you! But now what? Do you have a particular article topic you want to write about? Do you have a particular publication in mind? You might feel like you’ve hit a brick wall and don’t know where to begin. You might be drowning in a sea of countless writing opportunities that you can pursue, but you can’t decide which one is right for you. Without

Breaking into Journalism (Part II of II) – by Sam Moolman

Authenticity is as important as it ever was in journalism. Authenticity, and transparency. You might have a fantastic blog or website, be a religious tweeter, even win yourself some attention from the world online, but if your writing is not up to scratch then things are just not going to pan out. The argument these days is that good quality work is just not good enough anymore. Branding yourself Working hard at being a journalist doesn’t just mean that you produce good content.