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