The Society of Freelance Journalists is a global community for freelance journalists. We offer advice, moral support, learning and job opportunities for journalists whose main source of income is self-employment.

Founded in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFJ has since grown to almost 1,500 members and is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC).

At the heart of our community is a Slack group, with dedicated discussion channels for work opportunities, networking, events, and advice on topics from personal finance to working from home. Membership is free to ensure the group is accessible to all. We are a registered nonprofit Community Interest Company.

The SFJ directors and founding members – Laura Oliver, Abigail Edge, Caroline Harrap and John Crowley – volunteer their time to maintain and develop the group, driven by their collective goal to support and lend a voice to the fast-growing freelance sector of the media industry.

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SFJ turns one — and we’re updating our status

As we mark our first birthday, we’re excited to announce another milestone: SFJ is now a bona fide Community Interest Company.

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5 career development tips for freelance journalists

We asked expert career coach Penelope Jones to help us work through our career planning questions and work goal woes as freelance journalists.
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How journalists can get a better bang for their buck

A live Q&A about personal finance for our sector.

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