Sophie Atherton - Freelance Journalist
Media Training

Most of my jobs over the last 20 or so years have included some element of training others in media skills. I have coached and mentored colleagues and clients on an individual basis and also run training sessions for larger groups.

My students have included young people on work experience placements; RSPB volunteers of all ages; conservation workers more used to surveying birds and writing scientific reports than talking to the media; managers who had to be prised away from their budget sheets and a variety of people from the beer and pub industry.

Whether you want to know how to write a successful press release; get some advice on how not to mess up on social media; learn how to do a radio or TV interview or just get a general idea of how to do media/publicity work that will achieve the attention you need, I can help you. I can tailor courses or advice sessions to suit your needs and your budget.

Contact me for an informal chat about your media training needs.

Sophie Atherton - Freelance Journalist

I am an experienced journalist and broadcaster, with a background in newspapers, radio and PR. I'm available for regular or occasional writing gigs; media consultancy & training; public speaking and radio & TV expert interviews/punditry.

My specialist subjects include (but aren't restricted to), birdwatching, nature, the environment, pubs and beer.

To discuss commissions, rates and availability contact me at: or on +44 (0)7946 112025.


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