Top tips on pitching for news outlets

Have you ever wondered how to pitch a story to an editor or planning producer in the BBC?

In this video, planning experts at BBC News, Breakfast, Newsnight and Arabic explain the most effective ways of getting your piece commissioned.

You can find out more about the importance of:

  • presenting a simple and concise pitch
  • understanding why you want to tell the story
  • having an exclusive or fresh angle on a story or one that hasn’t been told before
  • finding a story that's relevant to a wide audience across multiple platforms
  • researching thoroughly and setting a realistic budget

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