Over the course of a journalist's career, some people can find themselves working on multiple projects at once and venturing through many different newsrooms.

Take Jack Dearlove for example, whose journey in journalism has seen him at the BBC, the Metro, London Evening Standard and The Sun, but now has him creating videos for Lego.

Yet his ambitions on the side include writing apps and writing for JournoResources — including this post on the value of having a ‘side hustle’. One of the big pluses, he notes, is that it can add more strings to your bow that might come in useful in your newsroom.

"Using skills beyond what you were originally hired for gives you more variety at work and opens up opportunities you might never have considered," he writes.

"It can be a shaky climate at times for journalism, so having the ability to move around organisations thanks to multiple skills is a massive advantage."

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