Freelance Journalism Benchmarks
There are numerous platforms that offer candidate connections to employers. Below is a list of platforms, that either focus specifically on journalists or allow employers to find journalists through their search function and/or lists.
1. Society of Professional Journalists
- The Society of Professional Journalists maintains a list of freelance journalists who are available for hire.
- Candidates can be hired by contacting them directly after viewing their profiles.
- Pay rates can be negotiated directly with the potential candidate.
- Guru is a freelance marketplace where freelancers can look for work and employers can look for talent.
- Candidates can be contacted directly to get a quote for their pay rates.
- Paydesk is a platform that lists freelancers by category and location.
- Candidate profiles can be seen via the platform and they can be reached directly, also via the platform.
- Pay rates are not provided and can be negotiated directly with the chosen candidate.
- The website maintains a list of freelance journalists.
- Candidates are available from multiple locations, including the US.
- Complete candidate profiles are available on the platform, including past work experience and contact details.
- Remuneration can be negotiated with the potential candidate.
- Pitchwhiz is a platform that connects freelance journalists with editors and publications around the world.
- The platform asks editors and freelancers to sign up and then connects them to each other.
- Further details including pay rates and contact details about each candidate can be found after signing up.
- The company offers communities for freelance journalists across the globe.
- For employers, the company offers a talent hunt service through which they pick out the best-suited journalists themselves.
- Pricing and other details can be requested via the website.
- Fiverr is another freelance marketplace where freelancers can look for work and employers can look for talent.
- Employers can view candidate profiles and find tentative rates there.
- Candidates can also be contacted to get a quote for a given project.
8. LinkedIn Profinder
- LinkedIn Profinder is a search tool that allows employers to find the required talent by category and location.
- Employers can request a quote directly with a dedicated "Request a quote" button.
- Scripted offers employers the ability to hire writers by category.
- Employers can also view candidate profiles, including their ratings, earnings, and other benchmarks.
- An account is required to contact talent through the Scripted platform.
- Employers can create an account on ProBlogger to browse through a list of candidates.
- The platform also allows the ability to post job ads and review applicants.
- Communications can be handled through the Employer Dashboard.
11. Working Not Working
- Working Not Working is a platform that maintains a list of candidates with varying abilities.
- Employers can view candidate profiles including past work experience and many other benchmarks.
- Full details for a given candidate can be viewed after signing up.
- ZipRecruiter is a recruitment platform that allows job posting for employers.
- Employers can also send invites to selected candidates.
- More details can be found by signing up on the platform.
- MediaBistro is a recruitment platform that allows recruiters to browse lists of candidates and filter them by expertise, specialty, industry, location, and experience.
- Employers can browse detailed candidate profiles on the platform.
- Candidates can be contacted by filling out a form on the platform.
- Indeed allows employers to search for resumes by keyword and location.
- Employers need to sign up to contact candidates and discuss remuneration with them.
15. Journalism Jobs
- Journalism Jobs is a platform specifically designed for journalists.
- Employers can post job ads and search resumes on the platform.
- An employer profile is needed to post a job or browse candidate resumes.
- Pay rates and contact details can also be found after signing up.
We started our research by finding platforms that offer employers the ability to find freelance journalists. Many platforms are specifically focused on journalists, while there are others that allow finding journalists and people with other specialties. We have curated a list of 15 platforms that allow recruiters to find and reach out to freelance journalists. Many of these platforms allow employers to browse lists and contact candidates directly, while others require signing up for the platform to access certain features. All the platforms are worldwide and can be used to find candidates in a given location.