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Paydesk has 18 journalists in Edinburgh. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Edinburgh are Andrew Naughtie and Becca Inglis.

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Journalists in Edinburgh



Andrew Naughtie

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Andrew Naughtie is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Becca Inglis

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Freelance journalist and content writer covering culture and climate. 

I currently work across digital and print for Reader's Digest, including editing and uploading articles to the website's CMS, implementing SEO best practices, writing original articles, and proofreading pieces for the print Read moremagazine. 

As a freelance journalist, I write about sustainability, music and tech for publications like Dazed, DJ Mag, Mixmag, The Skinny and The List. I am a regular contributor to the climate media start-up The Cool Down, and have also covered topics like the guerrilla gardening trend on TikTok for Mic, the carbon footprint of the internet for Reader's Digest, and the environmental impact of food waste for The Skinny.

I have a particular love for covering underground dance communities and thought provoking pop, with previous artist profiles including Goldfrapp, Young Fathers and Nia Archives.
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Science & Environment Arts & Books Music
+4

Ruby Deevoy

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
www.rubydeevoy.com 

Ruby Deevoy is a natural health and wellbeing journalist who specialises in cannabis, CBD and psychedelics.

She has an extensive list of international bylines including titles such as The Independent, The Times, The Telegraph, The Mirror, The Express, The Sun, Stylist, The Read moreMetro, Evening Standard, Top Sante, Natural Health, Breathe, In The Moment, Kerrang!, Chat!, Leafie, Green Queen, Cannabis Health News & many more

Ruby has been quoted as CBD expert iin Elle, Red, The Express, The Telegraph, Kerrang!, Top Sante, Cannabis Health News & more

CBD Columnist for Top Sante 
CBD Judge for Glamour magazine (Wellness Awards)
Cannabis Agony Aunt for Leafie

Founder of The CBD Consultancy

Speaker at Cannabis Europa

I’m available for CBD consultancy & training services, writing commissions, brand content, podcasts, panels and TV appearances covering all things cannabis, psychedelics and CBD.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Health & Fitness

Rachael Davies

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rachael Davies is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Jonathan Mitchell

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Freelance journalist and photojournalist since 1990. I've written for many international and national newspapers like The Sunday Times, Euronews, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald and The Daily Record, The Globe and Mail, The Miami Herald to mention a Read morefew - as a foreign and domestic freelance correspondent in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. I have also authored a few Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reports.

Experienced photojournalist for international agencies like Reuters, AP, SIPA Press, Gamma-Liaison, Hollandse Hoogte and AFP and published in many UK, US, Canadian and European newspapers and magazines. 

I have been filming HD stock footage of documentary subjects since 2009 and recently since early 2018, in 4K UHD. I use a Wi-Fi capable Panasonic Lumix G7 camera, which provides 100Mbps 4K footage. I now have quite a lot of experience of filming documentary subject matter and compiling short news reports.

For the past couple of years I have been supplying stories to Newsflare (mostly as edited packages) and have had my clips used in BBC4 documentaries, by ITN Productions and on web sites like MSN, Liveleak and Dailymotion. From the summer of 2018, I have been on the UK Civil Aviation Authority PfCO certification (for commercial flying) course and I am certified for commissions in Romania. I also film editorial documentary video stock clips for Getty Images and Pond5.

I can also work as a fixer if you have an assignment in Romania or Greece (where I have a good network of contacts). I have previously done fixing work for The LA Times, The Miami Herald, NHK (Japanese state broadcaster) and Berlin-based ad agency Bentele Becker.
Languages
English Spanish Portuguese
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+14
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+21

David Walsh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
David Walsh is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Natural Disasters
+6

Stuart Graham

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- LiveU broadcasts 
- Drone footage
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+12
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+8

Edgar Boldú Queralt

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edgar Boldú Queralt is a freelance versatile and multimedia journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is originally from Catalonia, Spain and nearing the completion of his journalism studies at Napier University.

With his rich background, Edgar brings a unique blend of international Read moreperspective and local insight to his work.

Throughout his career, Edgar has tackled pressing issues such as freedom of speech, hate crime, male domestic violence, and the intricacies of local affairs and politics of Edinburgh and Scotland, as well as international politics. From in-depth feature articles to compelling TV and radio packages, he is skilled at editing both in audio and video format, as well as finding stories and people to talk to.

As part of his mentorship programme, he learned and expanded his radio skills and knowledge with Political Editor, Alan Smith as his mentor.

Whether uncovering the complexities of cryptocurrencies or offering insightful analysis of the evolving landscape of Spain and Catalonia, Edgar is committed to delivering thought-provoking journalism that informs, inspires, and sparks meaningful conversations.
Languages
Catalan English Spanish
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+6

Assa Samaké-Roman

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Assa Samaké-Roman is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland, covering politics and culture for the French and British media.
Languages
German English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+9

Renee De Villiers

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Renée de Villiers is a video journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She has over 10 years experience as a video journalist. She produces, films and edits TV news and feature packages. She has worked for international news wire agencies including Associated Press and Agence France-Presse. Read moreRenée is comfortable both on and off camera and has in the past worked as an on camera field reporter for a South African nightly news programme.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Fact Checking

Magesh Magesh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Magesh Magesh is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
I have written for 'The Modern Rogue', 'Lessonface', 'Widget', 'Aeyons', and  'Penlight'. These have mostly been essays and opinion pieces.  I usually write for humor, music, education, and parenting websites.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+1
Skills
Arts & Books Music Fact Checking

Ryan Latto

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Scottish nurse-turned-journalist. I obtained my Master's degree in multimedia journalism; which means I'm handy with a mic, a camera, a camcorder, as well as a pen, and I carry enough equipment to do all at the same time. I can assist you with your journalistic needs; recently returned from Uganda Read moreand looking for work in Edinburgh and Scotland.

I've worked for Scotland's top political magazine, as well as a producer on Scotland's main politics and current affairs show "Scotland Tonight".

In my spare time I work on my documentary and reporting project looking into NGO and private actors in the international development world called "A Hope in Health".
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+16

Alisdair Suttie

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Alisdair Suttie is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, who specialises in motoring. He contributes to a wide variety of online and print outlets with news, reviews, features, motorsport and advice. Alisdair also regularly contributes to radio on new and classic cars.
Writing for more Read morethan 25 years on motoring, Alisdair is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable journalists in his field and is always happy to share his passion through his writing.
A former Road Test Editor of What Car? magazine, Alisdair is also well versed in B2B journalism. He is always looking for new opportunities as an editor and to develop editorial ideas.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

Parisa Hashempour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Parisa Hashempour is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

James Appleby

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
James Appleby is a journalist and author. His articles on the wildlife of the United Kingdom have been published in Euronews and New Nature.

https://www.jamesapplebywriting.co.uk/
Languages
English Spanish French
+2
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Science & Environment Travel Climate Change
+1

Alex Hewitt

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Editorial and commerical photographer based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. I tell stories for customers and help brands look their best.
Languages
English
Services
Photography
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+16

Karen Emslie

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Freelance journalist: science, culture, technology, travel, education & personal essays for National Geographic, SmithsonianMag, Aeon, GOOD, Discover, BBC Wildlife, Psychologies, Huck, Matador Network and more. Digital media professional: video, photography and web. I am location independent and Read morework for publications internationally. BA (hons.) Fine Art, MLitt in Writing (Distinction) and CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). I have regional expertise within Scotland, UK, Spain and South America.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+4

John Hunt

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I am a graduate, NCTJ-qualified editor and communications professional with 16+ years of experience. I have an extensive, demonstrable history of creative and conceptual output and am a focused, critical thinker and strategist who is reliable, hard-working and calm under pressure. Disciplines Read moreinclude journalism, copywriting, editing and broadcasting. Specialities include advising executives on communications delivery, PR initiatives, brand image, crisis management, and product launches. My credentials include editing international magazines, conducting global press events, nurturing media relations, international broadcasting, and I am regarded as a reputable writer of executive-level speeches, annual reports, and sector and brand analyses.

In terms of journalism, I am a regular contributor to UK-based newspapers The Sun and The Daily Mail, and a host of newspapers, magazines and media outlets in the Middle East and China (including Al Jazeera, QNA (Qatar News Agency), WAM (UAE News Agency), The South China Morning Post and Qatar Happening). I am experienced in developing relationships with top-level governmental figures, businessmen, chairmen, athletes, managers, actors/directors, and other figures of import to conduct interviews and break exclusive stories.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+7
Skills
Fact Checking
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