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A must-have skill for any freelance journalist is the ability to pitch story ideas to an editor. A clear and snappy pitch will stand you in good stead of getting that commission.

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste, founder of the Career Girl Collective, delivered a freelance journalism masterclass, speaking to Chandni Sembhi on her Instagram channel Soyouwantobeajournalist.

You can check out a snapshot of Jean-Baptiste's main tips on how to pitch here, which cover the structure, what links to insert and how much depth you want to go into.

Watch the full video below.

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