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FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES

EMBRACING DIVERSITY BY CONTRACTING PERSONALITIES ACROSS ALL GROUPS

At DNTV Digital, everyone is a winner! Embracing diversity by contracting personalities across any ethnicity, gender expression, and religion, and we are firmly committed to social justice and promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DNTV Digital is a digital Delaware News Organization that provides local and national breaking news content to its Delaware and U.S. audience by utilizing multiple platforms including web, social media, and video.

DNTV Digital’s mission is to consistently deliver breaking news from Delaware and surrounding areas in a news broadcast style and to increase civic participation by giving citizens the knowledge and in-depth analysis necessary, to become advocates for good government and social progress.

If you have previous newsroom experience, skills, attending college for Journalism, we are encouraging you to apply as a freelancer in a field you have expertise in. As you know, layoffs in journalism is nothing new. Journalists find themselves the targets of budget cuts as publications routinely cut work budgets, pay, schedules, head counts or go under altogether.

FREELANCE JOURNALISM

What Is it?

Done traditionally, this line of work was always carried out wholly by an organization. In other words, every reporter, writer, photographer, or any other worker in the news or journalism business was directly employed by the organization which would ultimately broadcast that news to the public.

Today however, there is a new type of journalism which is becoming steadily more common. This new kind of journalism, freelance journalism, is done on a freelance, or contractor, basis. This means that rather than working directly for the broadcasting organization, the reporter, writer, photographer, or other worker works self-employed as a contractor and then provides their work to the broadcasting organization in a pay-per-piece manner.

In this way, a journalist can take newsworthy photographs or report on current news matters and then sell that material to the broadcaster for their own use from that point on. Whether or not that original worker is credited at the end of the process is entirely up to the agreement they reach when selling that material to the broadcaster.

FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES

a new type of journalism awaits you!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it.

As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

Multi-Media Journalist

New Castle, Delaware

Investigative Journalist

New Castle, Delaware

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New Castle, Delaware

News Desk Journalist

New Castle, Delaware

News Desk Researcher

New Castle, Delaware

Data Journalist

New Castle, Delaware

FREELANCE INQUIRE

Get Started Today!

DNTV Digital is looking for freelance individuals that will elevate our brand, so if you think you are a perfect fit for our team, get started in a rewarding freelance career opportunity today!

We take pride in recruiting and training motivated individuals to work as independent freelancers!





    FREELANCE | WHO WE ARE

    DNTV Digital is a digital Delaware News Organization that provides local and national breaking news content to its Delaware and U.S. audience by utilizing multiple platforms including web, social media, and video.

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    FREELANCE | OPPORTUNITIES

    The below freelance opportunities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list.

    MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital , the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    The Broadcast Operations team brings the DNTV Digital products to life, live on television, as well as other mediums that reach our customers. The main objective for the team is to provide a comprehensive, engaging presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the products that we sell.

    DNTV Digital is seeking creative and experienced Reporter/MMJ for TV and all digital platforms.

    Responsibilities:
    •  Report, write, shoot, and edit engaging, informative and compelling news content.
    •  Develop and execute enterprise stories on regular basis.
    •  Consistently contribute news content to station’s social media and digital platforms
    •  Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics.
    •  Ensure to meet all daily production deadlines.
    •  Other duties, as assigned.

    Requirements:
    •  Extensive live and Local news experience
    •· Strong news judgment and ability to work well under pressure and deadlines a must
    •· Proficiency in social media and its role in engaging viewers
    •· Web writing experience
    •· Excellent editorial judgment and mastery of journalistic ethics and libel law.
    •· Winning attitude
    •· Knowledge of the Delaware area a plus.
    •· MMJ and bi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply.

    Additional Requirements:
    •  Dynamic storyteller and interviewer
    •· A leader who works well with a team and can successfully execute the station’s mission.
    •· Outstanding and energetic communicator on-air, online and social media platforms.
    •· Experience with non-linear shooting and editing.
    •· Knowledge of use of social media a must and ability to execute station’s strategy.
    •· Works well under deadline pressure.
    •· Ability to work flexible schedule, as needed.

    Education:
    •· Three years of experience as an MMJ.
    •· Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or similar field.
    •· Experience shooting and editing with small or mid-sized professional video cameras used in MMJ reporting.

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@dntv.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Compensation: $85.00 Per Assignment

    We take pride in recruiting and training motivated individuals to work as independent contractors!

    INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital, the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    The Broadcast Operations team brings the DNTV Digital products to life, live on television, as well as other mediums that reach our customers. The main objective for the team is to provide a comprehensive, engaging presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the products that we sell.

    DNTV Digital seeks an enterprising and aggressive investigative journalist to join our investigative team. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue and hold individuals accountable.

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas.
    • Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories.
    • Work closely with Producer and Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts.
    • Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis.
    • Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Investigative Producer on “extra” content for each investigation.
    • Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:
    • Must be able to develop and maintain sources
    • Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must
    • Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input
    • Knowledge of the FOAI (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential.
    • Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events.
    • 3-5 years of investigative reporting experience preferred.
    • History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Must be willing to work in Delaware area and travel as needed for special assignments.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    • Must possess valid Delaware DMV license and a good driving record.
    • Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
    • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program.
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance.

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@dntv.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Compensation: $170.00 Per Assignment

    NEWS DESK RESEARCHER
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital , the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    The Broadcast Operations team brings the DNTV Digital products to life, live on television, as well as other mediums that reach our customers. The main objective for the team is to provide a comprehensive, engaging presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the products that we sell.

    You will work with a dynamic team of reporters, editors and visual journalists to identify and pursue research and reporting strategies on breaking news, beat coverage and investigative stories.

    Responsibilities:
    • The researcher will formulate strategies for supporting both long-term investigative projects and daily breaking news coverage, and maintain awareness of emerging research trends across a range of subject areas, including criminal justice, health care, real estate, business and the environment.

    • You’ll also be adept at collaborating and sharing new approaches and best practices with colleagues across the newsroom, and do training on basic and advanced research techniques for news reporters, including finding, capturing and analyzing relevant information on social media platforms.

    Requirements:
    • 3-5 years of news research or equivalent experience
    • Expert ability to search online information sources, including public records databases and social media
    • Proven track record of informing high-quality published journalism
    • Proven track record of finding people who don’t want to be found
    • Demonstrated proficiency in databases, including but not limited to Nexis, PACER, CourtLink
    • Strong familiarity with government documents and state and federal FOI laws
    • Demonstrated proficiency using open source intelligence, including but not limited to FEC data, IRS data, FARA, government contract databases, and city, state and federal archives
    • Expert ability to navigate DE. state and municipal court records systems.
    • Demonstrated expertise in Google Sheets
    • Expertise in cleaning and standardizing messy data sets
    • Awareness and knowledge of emerging web-based tools and social media platforms, and comfort learning new technologies and tools
    • Strong journalistic instincts and ability to distinguish newsworthy information from extraneous detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving, multi-project team environment
    • Comfort pitching new research methods and strategies using unconventional sources and collaborative approaches

    Additional Requirements:
    • Must be willing to work in Delaware area and travel as needed for special assignments.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation

    Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism required

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@dntv.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Pay: $85.00 Per Assignment

    NEWS DESK JOURNALIST
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital , the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    The Broadcast Operations team brings the DNTV Digital products to life, live on television, as well as other mediums that reach our customers. The main objective for the team is to provide a comprehensive, engaging presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the products that we sell.

    DNTV Digital is looking to hire a News Desk Journalist to join its team! In this role you will assist assignment editors, reporters, and producers in daily news coverage.

    Responsibilities:
    • We’re looking for candidates who are digitally savvy, can multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and can demonstrate a passion for news and telling compelling news stories.

    • Must have the ability to handle incoming calls and emails to news desk, work closely with assignment editors and help support reporters, writers, and producers with news research, social media, and making phone calls

    Requirements:
    • Successful candidates must have a passion for local news and must be interested in learning how to identify and tell compelling stories
    • Must be a polished professional with excellent communication skills and phone skills
    • Successful candidates will be expected to have a skill for working under pressure with attention to detail in a deadline environment

    Additional Requirements:
    • Must be willing to work in Delaware area and travel as needed for special assignments.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation

    Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@delawarenewsline.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Pay: $30.00 Per Assignment

    PHOTOJOURNALIST
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital , the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    The Broadcast Operations team brings the DNTV Digital products to life, live on television, as well as other mediums that reach our customers. The main objective for the team is to provide a comprehensive, engaging presentation which highlights the features and benefits of the products that we sell.

    DNTV Digital is looking for a creative full-time News Photographer!

    Responsibilities:
    • You will cover day to day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments.
    • We are shooting full high definition (HD) on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops.

    Requirements:
    • At least 2 years of shooting experience and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment.
    • The candidate should have 2 years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization.
    • You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems.
    • A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position.
    • Ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots and natural sound packages.
    • Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

    Additional Requirements:
    • Must be willing to work in Delaware area and travel as needed for special assignments.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must possess valid Delaware DMV license and a good driving record.
    • Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
    • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation

    Education:
    • H.S. Diploma or equivalent

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@dntv.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Compensation: $72.00 Per Assignment

    DATA JOURNALIST
    Job Description Details

    The Opportunity:
    We are DNTV Digital , the only non-profit and independent news broadcaster in the state, and the fastest growing non-tv network in the U.S. We are looking for talented and passionate people who want to grow with us.

    DNTV Digital is looking to hire a News Desk Journalist to join its team! In this role you will assist assignment editors, reporters, and producers in daily news coverage.

    Responsibilities:
    • Pitch, report, and write original stories for our trends and insights blog, including higher education news stories, short data studies, and longer-form analysis and features
    • Gather, verify, and report on higher education topics with the goal of getting outside media attention
    • Monitor news and trends related to higher education and online learning, and identify information gaps that we can fill with article content
    • Do SEO research to help determine and vet relevant article topics and use SEO best practices to ensure content is highly visible in search engines
    • Conduct interviews with relevant sources and subject-matter experts when needed
    • Assist with article design and publishing process telling compelling news stories.
    • Must have the ability to handle incoming calls and emails to news desk, work closely with assignment editors and help support reporters, writers, and producers with news research, social media, and making phone calls

    Requirements:
    • 2-3 years of experience, preferably working in a newsroom/media environment
    • Excellent research, writing and editorial skills, with the ability to respond to edits
    • Experience working in a fast-paced wiring environment with the ability to write and edit work quickly
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate your work to other teammates
    • An ability to use data to write compelling stories and help create data visualizations to elevate an article
    • Ability to write content (or learn to write content) based on SEO concepts and best practices
    • Background writing experience in higher education preferred, but not required
    • Experience with AP Style

    Additional Requirements:
    • Must be willing to work in Delaware area and travel as needed for special assignments.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • Must be willing to undergo a pre-employment background investigation
    • Portfolio of writing samples/links to published work required

    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field

    Benefits:
    • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Parental leave • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement • Vision insurance

    Disclaimer:
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, DNTV Digital is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

    DNTV Digital will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please send an email to hr@dntv.com or call (302) 322-NEWS.

    All DNTV Digital employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

    Job Type: Freelance | Pay: $30.00 Per Assignment

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    SUBMIT A RESUME

    Submit your resume to careers@delawarenewsline.com

    FREELANCE | ADVANTAGES

    Those working as freelance journalists today do see some great advantages to this approach that are not seen in traditional work arrangements here. Freelancers can largely determine their own hours and determine which news subjects they would like to cover and how. They also get the benefit of choosing their own tools and methods and exactly which broadcasting organizations they’d like to deal with as well as exactly to what extent. With this all said, freelancers are essentially their own bosses at the end of the day.

    FREELANCE | DISADVANTAGES

    Unfortunately, there are also some potential downsides to this approach to journalism. There is time and effort involved in negotiating the sale and transfer of generated news material. Freelance journalists must handle their own taxes, insurance, and benefit concerns without an employer’s help. They must also maintain their own equipment, tools, transportation, and all else needed for the job without a central employer’s help. Depending on one’s success in this business, these can become rather difficult hurdles to manage alone.