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Freelancers: Communications, Media & PR

AG

Communications support from experienced journalist and comms manager.

London, can travel, and online working from home.

I help organisations with all aspects of communications including: comms strategy, media relations, websites, exhibitions, launch events, promotional videos, photo shoots, social media, written content, case studies, magazine articles, non-fiction books, annual reports and leaflets. I draw on my significant experience as a comms manager in the private, public and charity sectors. I also use my background as a BBC newsroom journalist and a feature writer published in the Guardian to help clients raise their profile.

Previous roles include: Locality - Marketing Officer; Ministry of Justice - Comms Manager; Seafarers UK - Comms Manager; Parkinson's UK - PR Officer; BBC - Broadcast Journalist

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

KH

Senior media and PR consultant, message developer, crisis comms, media relations, copywriter

London and remote working

A media relations and PR professional with over 15 years’ experience protecting and enhancing some of the world’s biggest brands including PwC, Disney and Mazda. I have most recently led a media and external affairs team in a third sector organisation specialising in responsible business issues ranging from climate change to diversity and inclusion and well being in the workplace. I can offer media relations and PR services and consultancy, crisis communications and copywriting.

Previous roles include: Head of Media and External Affairs -Business in the Community; Senior Media Relations and PR Manager - PwC

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Dependent on scope of project

Experience level: Head

HW

Editorial consultant offering project management, training, editing, writing, proofing and campaign management

London-based but available to travel

Editing print and online, campaign strategy and management, crisis planning, sub editing, writing, proofing, editorial and PR training. Available for launches and relaunches and experienced chair and speaker for panel events.

Previous roles include: Editorial manager, editorial director, editor, managing editor

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £250-300 depending on job and urgency of task, subject to negotiation

Experience level: Head

IL

Journalist and communications professional with experience in campaigns

Surrey, Crawley, Croydon, Central London, Remote

I am an award-winning journalist and communications professional. I am looking to further my career in the environmental sector, having been Communications Manager at Thames21, where I planned, evolved and implemented the communications strategy. Copy writing and editing covered annual reviews, web pages, social media, enewsletters, press releases, devising and carrying out campaigns and working with journalists, quadrupling media coverage in the first year. I also worked with external partners, not just on campaigns but commissioning a website redesign.

Previous roles include: Freelance sub-editor – Reach PLC newspapers, South East; Communications Manager – Thames21; Digital Content Manager – Netkandi; Reporter/sub-editor – Greenwich Time; Reporter/sub-editor - East Surrey and Sussex Newspapers

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

FD

Delivering integrated marketing communications solutions to the arts, public sector, education, and charities

Remote working, London and the South East

Experienced specialist delivering evidence-based integrated internal and external solutions to support your marketing communications. I will help develop your print and digital messages, content and imagery, campaigns and branding that reflects your organisation’s vision and voice to your audience.  I can support you by managing in-house communication and digital teams, external creative and PR agencies, or work with partners and social media influencers to identify new opportunities to extend reach and share your stories through their digital and print channels.

 

Previous roles include: Communications Lead - Community Surrey Healthcare; Marketing and Communications Manager - Gunnersbury CIC (Park & Museum); Marketing and Campaigns Manager - Crimestoppers Trust; Campaign Communications Manager - Public Health, Parks and Leisure, Hounslow Council; Marketing Manager, College of Health and Life Sciences - Brunel University

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

AN

Copy writer, editor and communications consultant specialising in the third sector

Brighton, London, south east

I have extensive experience of working in communications within the third sector, particularly in the areas of international development, health, disability, human rights and environmental sustainability. I currently specialise in copy writing and editing for different audiences, including impact reports, e-newsletters, web content, think pieces, blogs, press releases, social media posts, case studies, tool kits, strategy documents, campaign/media briefs. I also have experience of carrying out and transcribing oral history interviews. Advanced French speaker with a good knowledge of Spanish.

Previous roles include: Freelance commuunications consultant - Malaria No More UK; PR and Digital Media Manager - Ashden; Media Manager - Frontline AIDS; Media Relations Manager – WaterAid; Media Manager – Sightsavers International

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable, discounted rate for registered charities and social enterprises

Experience level: Manager

SN

Communications consultant specialising in international development, from strategy to hands-on project delivery

Brighton, London, South East

I have 12 years’ experience working with charities, research organisations and policymakers to tell their stories, manage reputations and influence change. My skills include communications strategy, media and PR, copywriting and editing, crisis communication, public affairs and event management. I particularly enjoy advising academics and technical or policy professionals how to reach a broader audience. I’m creative, highly organised and pay great attention to detail. Do get in touch for a chat about your project.

Previous roles include: Freelance communications consultant - (clients include Institute of Development Studies, Coalition for Urban Transitions, Compassion UK, Itad, Brooke, Institute for Voluntary Action Research); Senior Media Officer - Sightsavers; Communications Officer - Institute of Development Studies; Press Officer - Charity Commission

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

YP

Freelance journalist, content writer and editor

London

I offer a wide range of writing services, mainly for non-profit organisations, the public sector and trade unions, including those with an international focus. I write blogs, copy for infographics, thought leadership pieces, ‘how to’ guides, education modules, feature articles, news stories and press releases. I also provide copy-editing and subbing services and have some picture research, photo-editing and video experience.

Previous roles include: Feature article for the Musicians’ Union; Features, news and campaign material for the International Transport Workers’ Federation; Brochures and publicity material for Asian People’s Disability Alliance; Blogs and thought-leadership pieces for content-marketing company Tomorrow People; Editing for HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Officer

HC

I can help with copywriting for all online and offline communications

Remote, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, London

I’m an award-winning writer with more than 20 years’ experience in the charity sector. I can help you with news and features, public relations, content marketing and strategy, copywriting for reports, brochures, emails, social media, blogs and websites. I’ve been a newspaper reporter, website editor, copywriter, social media guru and public relations manager. I have a way with words, a strategic mind, attention to detail and very high standards – I care about your project as much as you do.

 

Previous roles include: Copywriter - JP Media, Kina Events); Digital Communications Manager - RSPCA Assured; Online Community Manager - RSPCA; Press Office Manager - RSPCA

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Manager

BO

Professional Proofreader specialising in non-fiction documents

Remotely online/Newcastle and surrounding areas

I am a proofreader with an excellent command of the English language. I am trained to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes to maximise the impact of public-facing documents and online material. I can adjust the syntax of sentences to ensure readability throughout. As well as offering a critical eye on grammar, spelling and punctuation, my proofreading services include checking tone of voice for a consistent style that falls within brand guidelines.

Previous roles include: Digital Marketing Assistant - COCO Charity, Newcastle ; Social Media Volunteer - Team Kenya, Newcastle

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Assistant

MF

Award-winning brand communications and reputation management specialist with national and global expertise

London Soho-based, national and international travel welcome and remote/online

C-Suite communications professional with a track record as a creative and innovative communicator and inspirational leader maximising team performance to deliver multi-award-winning communication results and revenue. Big brand background – P&G, Mars, Nestle, Sony, SABMiller and Virgin – I now work exclusively for charities. Currently, Head of Communications, the £236m 2020 Initiative vs homelessness. Offer: strategic brand communications consultancy/implementation; campaign project management including team development and P&L responsibility; issues and crisis planning/management; craft skills include content and digital content creation/commissioning/editing.

Previous roles include: Head of Communications and Innovation - the UK Council of Psychotherapy ; Non-Executive Director - Greenwich NHS Trust Board ; Head of Marketing - The Avenues Group; MD/Creative Director/Board Director at six global/national commercial communications agencies; Journalist/writer - Economist, Independent and Haymarket;

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £350-450

Experience level: Head

RC

Reliable, experienced professional Copyeditor/Proofreader & Administrator – expertise in human rights field

London

I have 20 years’ experience of copyediting/proofreading research-based reports, leaflets, campaign documents and blogs. Conscientious and hard-working, I can make text clear and accessible to various audiences while ensuring it flows, is grammatical, compelling, factually consistent and succinct. I am a fast worker who is ready to make your life easier but always happy to take a collaborative approach. I have extensive experience of working with colleagues for whom English is a second language.

Previous roles include: Editor, Communications Team, Amnesty International; Research and Campaigns Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Amnesty International; Secretary to the Director, Amnesty International UK; Secretary to the Head of Communications and Policy Department, Manufacturing, Finance and Science (MSF) Trade Union

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £13.73-£20 per hour

Experience level: Officer

SR

Films for branded content, fundraising or campaigns and media relations consultancy for charities

London and the South East – although happy to travel if required.

Experienced filmmaker, media relations consultant and senior freelance television news and current affairs producer. Whatever story your organisation wants to tell I can help you to get your voice heard.  With over 20 years experience as a news journalist, I know what stories work and why and with contacts across UK media outlets I’m well placed to pitch stories to ensure maximum news coverage and impact. I still regularly freelance for Good Morning Britain, Sky News and ITV News.

Previous roles include: Freelance news editor and senior producer - Good Morning Britain and Sky news; Producer and news editor, ITV News Business and Economics producer.  Media Relations consultant and film maker - Walk the Walk, SeeAbility, The Sick Children's Trust and the Shelia McKechnie Foundation.

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Head

RB

Science writer for medical charities

Remote working, and North East

I specialise in writing about medical research for lay audiences. With more than eight years working in the charity sector, I help charities turn complex information into something understandable and engaging. Work I have done includes writing and editing webpages, blog posts, lay summaries of research projects, and contributing to pitches and reports to charity donors.

Previous roles include: Breast Cancer Now, MQ: Transforming Mental Health, Children with Cancer UK, Tommy’s, Blood Cancer UK

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £350

Experience level: Manager

SN

Director/SMT level support for communications, public affairs, major programmes and branding.

Primarily London and South East. Open to offers elsewhere.

An experienced and decisive communications and marketing leader who is trusted by major not-for-profit organizations to help them achieve business change by crafting and delivering effective corporate communications and stakeholder engagement. Key strengths include shaping and incorporating stakeholder requirements into comprehensive communications plans to support lasting cultural change, eliciting requirements from stakeholders and supporting them to ensure that solutions meet their unique needs, and combining authoritative strategic planning with hands-on delivery to seamlessly develop and execute effective communications programmes.

Previous roles include: Clients have included the National Autistic Society, Victim Support, Compassion in World Farming, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, Small Charities Coalition.

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £500+VAT. Negotiable for smaller charities

Experience level: Director

AE

Strategic communications consultant with a focus on outcomes

Liverpool/London

I work with clients who want to make something happen — whether among decision-makers, in a division lobby, or at the ballot box. Some want to influence opinion on an issue in the news and I quickly create quality content like speeches, think pieces, and press releases. Others want to shape people’s views long-term, which I do with an overarching strategy. Underlying all my work is a belief in outcome over output. Foreign affairs is my area of expertise.

Previous roles include: Strategy consultant; Communications Officer for an MP; Executive Assistant at a flexible workspace company; Campaign Manager for a political party.

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £200

Experience level: Officer

CS

Experienced editor, copywriter & communications professional with 20 years' experience in branded comms

I have created and edited award-winning content for some of the UK’s biggest names. Projects include print magazines, annual reports, customer mailings and digital content such as e-newsletters, web pages and blogs. Most recently, I have been responsible for editing members’ magazines for a diverse range of membership organisations and charities.

 

Previous roles include: Boots the Chemist, Virgin Media, NSPCC, M&S, Capita Travel and Events, the Liberal Democrats, the Royal Warrant Holders Association, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the Zoological Society of London.

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Head

RD

A communications professional with a background in broadcast journalism and media relations.

North West

A creative communications professional with experience including 14 years as a journalist in BBC and commercial radio. Highly-developed skills, including writing, editing, presenting, proofreading, media training, and creating strategic content across a range of channels. Additional skills and experience include administrative support, including the Microsoft Office suite, diary management, customer service, and stakeholder management. 

 

Previous roles include: Communications Officer - Co-op Foundation; Media Relations Officer (North of England) - British Red Cross; Broadcast Journalist - BBC Radio Lancashire

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £110

Experience level: Officer

PC

Exemplary sub-editing and proofing, rapid turnaround

Extremely thorough sub-editing and proofing, with rapid turnaround, from highly experienced communications professional with 20 years as head of communications in the non-profit sector in London. Regular, one-off or occasional work sought.

Previous roles include: LGA, CAF, Patagonia, LCC

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Non-profit rate £225

Experience level: Head

SR

Films for branded content, fundraising or campaigns and media relations consultancy for charities.

London , South East and remotely – happy to travel if required. 

Experienced filmmaker, media relations consultant and senior freelance television news and current affairs producer. Whatever story your organisation wants to tell I can help you to get your voice heard.  With over 20 years experience as a news journalist, I know what stories work and why and with contacts across UK media outlets I’m well placed to pitch stories to ensure maximum news coverage and impact. I still regularly freelance for Good Morning Britain, Sky News and ITV News.

 

 

 

Previous roles include: Freelance news editor and senior producer for Good Morning Britain and Sky news; ITV News Westminster producer and news editor, ITV News Business and Economics producer.  Media relations consultant and film maker- clients include Walk the Walk, SeeAbility, The Sick Children's Trust and the Shelia McKechnie Foundation.

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable.

Experience level: Director

MC

Writer & editor available

Ireland-based

Over two decades of experience in communications (writing & editing) the charitable sectors. Skilled in creating compelling content through research, writing, and editing, with a wide range of social and mainstream media experience.

Previous roles include: Médecins sans frontiers; Action Against Hunger; UNICEF; UNHCR; UNOCHA

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable.

Experience level: Director

JW

Communications & marketing support, training & delivery for students' unions and other small organisations

Remote, Brighton, London, Sussex and Surrey

I’m used to working within the time and money constraints often found within small organisations so I’m a jack of all trades, master of some. I can jump in to provide extra capacity if you’re busy, advise on larger projects or train and support your people to communicate effectively.

 

Previous roles include: Communications Manager - students' union, Digital Engagement - students' union, Freelance marketing for a massive tech conference

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable

Experience level: Head

GC

Senior PR communications consultant – B2C and B2B – Consumer, Corporate, Professional Services, CSR

London or Remote

Developing and delivering strategic and integrated public relations campaigns for global, national and local brands and businesses; copywriting; content strategy and writing (traditional and social media); thought leadership; senior level client counsel; external and internal communications; change communications; reputation, crisis and issues management; press office; external agency, stakeholder and team management; project management; toolkit development.

 

Previous roles include: Definition Agency - Senior Consultant; Alliance Healthcare UK - Special Projects Communications Consultant; First Port Property Services - Freelance Copywriter; Freelance Associate Director - B&Q, Kingfisher ; Freelance Consultant - Always UNESCO Partnership, Oral B, Eukanuba

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Negotiable.

Experience level: Head

MA

Communications consultant specialising in healthcare.

London, home counties and remotely

I offer organisations strategic advice on their communication and stakeholder engagement plans. I can create and implement media campaigns, as well as manage media relations, including leverage external events to help you get your voice heard. I will work with you to prepare, hopefully avert, but, if needed, support you during a media crisis. And I can create diverse forms for content for your website, your brochures and even your annual report.

Previous roles include: Society of Occupational Medicine - Media Relations; Patients Association - Communications; Richard House Children’s Hospice – Media Manager; Law Works – Strategic Communications; Spitafields Crypt Trust – strategic communications

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – As a member of the NUJ, I offer rates inline with the current rate guide, which are usually substantially lower than my day rate for commercial clients

Experience level: Director

JM

Natural communicator, adept at utilising media relations and PR channels, to influence positive changes

London based

My key Media skills include Media relations: running media channels, including print and digital, such as writing newsletters,press releases, and producing short impactful films to generate campaigns, including on men’s health. My Communications skills include reputation management, internal messaging, positioning and stakeholder relations. As a former news reporter, I have a natural flair for helping clients stand out from their rivals in traditional and digital media.
I worked as a reporter for five years, including writing news and features stories, on politics, health and community matters.

 

Previous roles include: Press relations - Board of Deputies of British Jews; PR manager- Volunteering Matters

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – £200

Experience level: Manager

BR

Award-winning professional in High Profile Relationships, Philanthropy and Communications

London or remotely

I have more than two decades of experience providing professional skills to a wide range of organisations.  I help good causes succeed by providing expertise in strategy, development, and delivery to include recruitment of high profile supporters and relationship building, fundraising campaigns, philanthropy and partnerships, special projects, and creative communications.  I have worked on over 100 projects and have developed a trusted network to include philanthropists, brands, VIPs, agents, publicists, and creatives.

 

Previous roles include: Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager – Farms for City Children; Celebrity Manager, ‘Woolly Hat Day' campaign  – St Mungo’s; Campaigns Manager (fundraising) – Action Against Hunger; PR and Celebrity Consultant – Muscular Dystrophy UK; Public Engagement, Special Projects, and VIPs -  Greenpeace UK

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Dependent on project

Experience level: Manager

JO

Experienced, creative multimedia storyteller and videographer available for hire. 

Based in East London but willing to travel nationally, or internationally

I have a more than a decade of experience in impactful and evocative storytelling using both the written word and the camera.

I create high-quality, creative content across a range of mediums, having travelled the globe writing features, shooting and editing films and capturing impactful photos for international media and INGOs.

Comfortable working alone or as part of a broader team, I am a creative problem-solver able to deliver to a tight deadline.

Previous roles include: Insight TWI - Associate Producer; PRWeek - Senior Reporter; Eastern Daily Press & titles - Reporter 

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – Varies according to work required

Experience level: Manager

EP

Proficient in communications, PR and public affairs

Central London, Canary Wharf, Kent, Surrey

I have experience in a range of public relations, communications and public affairs activities, gained through the corporate environment and via voluntary campaign work and incorporating traditional and digital communications platforms and channels. I am expert at producing press releases, blogs and social media that capture media attention, designing and distributing (with external designers and suppliers) impactful marketing collateral and working either in a team or independently to achieve high quality outcomes. A track record of success in both the UK and overseas, I am a highly skilled professional with a wide breadth of experience and expertise.

Previous roles include: Labour Against Antisemitism - Head of Media, Spokesperson (Voluntary); ENGIE - Communications Manager/Marketing & Communications Manager; Music Sales Limited - Education Marketing Manager

Business area: – Communications, Media & PR

Daily rate: – From minimum wage upwards

Experience level: Manager