About Us

Paydesk operates as a gig-economy marketplace, streamlining how news and entertainment media projects are staffed and executed on a global scale. Acting as a vital bridge between media outlets and a vast network of seasoned professionals, paydesk ensures smooth collaborations within the industry making sure everybody working is insured and gets paid fast. If you are in search of local expertise use paydesk to quickly find and hire suitable freelances from a pool spanning over 175 countries.

Founded in London in 2015 by Henry Peirse, a seasoned media industry veteran whose career traces back to his time as a freelance reporter covering the Balkan wars of the 1990s and Morgan Sowden, an ex-Facebook technology entrepreneur. Together, along with the support of a strong London-based finance and operations teams, they have scaled paydesk into a profitable venture that engages a global network of over ten thousand freelancers, all without any external investment.

Paydesk’s commitment to quality and reliability means that we vet each professional, guaranteeing that every project not only meets but exceeds expectations. The roster of professionals at Paydesk encompasses broadcasters, journalists, researchers, camera crews, film makers, drone pilots, photographers, drivers and fixers. Every kind of professional from the wider news media and entertainment industry around the world.

  • Immediate access to a talent pool of over 10,000 vetted media professionals in 175 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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