26 November 2020

16:00, RO time

Freelance: How to Pitch Editors at International Publications

With foreign bureaux shrinking, there is plenty of room for freelancers with great ideas from all around the world. For regions like Romania and the Balkans, the key is that first pitch and building the relationship, while offering stories above and beyond wire coverage.

In a 60-minute long webinar with Q&A, veteran freelance journalists Kit Gillet and Andrew MacDowall will discuss making it as a freelancer, building relationships with publications, and selling stories from often-overlooked corners of the world.

journalism webinar

This event will be held on Zoom and is in English. 

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 people and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register your place please email us: office@ratiuforum.com.



Kit Gillet

Kit Gillet is a British freelance journalist based in Bucharest, Romania, reporting on the Balkans and further afield. A former features writer for the South China Morning Post, Kit’s work now appears regularly in the international press, including for The New York TimesThe Guardian and The Economist. Kit is also the central and eastern Europe correspondent for Sifted.eu, a Financial Times-backed platform focused on European startups and innovators, as well as a contributing editor at The Banker.

Andrew MacDowall

Andrew MacDowall is an independent consultant and writer focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. He has written for publications including the Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times, and Independent. Building on his work in business journalism and analysis, he advises a range of clients on investment opportunities and risk and communications in CEE and beyond.