Make sure you read our rules before you start sending us your material...
The deadlines are the same time on Mondays and Tuesdays each week and submissions received after these times will not be read. It is probably worth reiterating here that Newsjack is a TOPICAL show, so if you have a sketch ready to submit on a Wednesday morning, then you’re usually best to hang onto it until the weekend in case developments in the news story necessitate a rewrite.
Please read these very carefully. If you submit your work inappropriately we might not be able to include it in the show.
1. The submission deadline for sketches every week is Monday at midday.
2. Please submit no more than three sketches per week. (This means three sketches in total, not several emails cunningly spaced across a few days with three attached to each. We do notice these things, and we are far more interested in reading your best work, rather than a scattergun approach.)
3. Please send each sketch as a separate .doc or .rtf document ONLY, attached to an email. Title each file with your full name followed by the name of the sketch. e.g. ‘John Brown - Budget report sketch.doc’
4. Please mark each of your sketches on every page with a header that includes:
- your name
- your email address
- the title of your sketch
(This is important for making sure you get paid promptly if your work is broadcast.)
5. Submit your sketches – all in one email – to email@example.com.
6. The submission deadline for one-liners is Tuesdays at 4pm – we will not look at these any later (unless subsequently requested on the @NewsjackBBC Twitter feed). This deadline is later than the sketch deadline to allow you to be more topical.
7. If you are e-mailing several one-liners, please put them all in one Word document. Don’t attach 12 documents for 12 one-liners and be sure to keep all your one-liners on one page. We'll only look at one page of one-liners per submission.
8. Title the document with your full name followed by 'One-liners' or 'Corrections'. e.g. 'John Brown – One liners.doc'
9. Submit your One-liners and Corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a flat fee for all non-commissioned material (regardless of the writer's previous experience). This is:
- £36 per minute for sketches.
- £18 per 30 seconds for sketches.
- £18 for quickies and one liners.
This fee will be for taking all rights in the work on a non-exclusive basis.