About us


PayDesk is a marketplace where broadcasters and editors find, hire and pay reputable freelance journalists.

For the producers, PayDesk is perfect whether you're hiring a single freelancer, or need to manage a team of hundreds of contributors. It's a fully featured platform that not only allows you to find the perfect freelancer, but also to manage all your assignments, as well as payments.

For the freelancer, PayDesk is the perfect solution as we guarantee quick payment. No more chase, chase and chase again until you get paid...sometimes 120 days later...after your client shrugs "those are our payment terms". We pay at the start of the month for all jobs you completed for any PayDesk client during the prior month.

PayDesk is the GRNlive booking platform.
Invoices are issued from PayDesk Limited or Global Radio News Limited (GRNlive) as per contract status.
PayDesk and GRNlive Booking Terms & Conditions Apply. Please contact us for details


  • Immediate access to a talent pool of over 1000 reputable journalists in 150 countries.
  • Hire a journalist in a single click.
  • You decide how much you pay the journalists.
  • Track jobs from start to payment in a single, intuitive interface.
  • Make a single monthly payment to PayDesk for all jobs on the platform.
  • Not sure who to hire and in a hurry? Broadcast a job to all journalists in the same location, then decide who to hire from those who reply the fastest.


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    Morgan Sowden

    Morgan Sowden has twenty years experience as an internet entrepreneur. He sold a social network in 2003 for $1.4 million, was CEO of BirthdayAlarm.com ($2 mil/year in sales) and Entrepreneur in Residence at Monkey Inferno (an incubator owned by Bebo.com founder Michael Birch).

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    Henry Peirse

    Henry Peirse, a former freelance journalist, has been running GRNlive.com for over 15 years. GRNlive has over 1000 journalists on its books and dozens major international broadcast clients. He has pioneered a ground breaking approach to cover the world without the costs usually associated with international news gathering networks. PayDesk is the obvious extension.

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    Johnson Tamlyn

    Having spent the majority of his career in international negotiations, he settled in Australia for 8 years and then on his return to the UK in 2013 he took up the post of Duty Coordinator with GRN/Paydesk.


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