Portfolio careers have never been more sought-after – but what are the realities of multi-hyphen job titles, and how hard are they to maintain? Both Dolly Alderton and Emma Gannon have successfully created careers around their talents and passions, leaving 9-5 office jobs to work as freelancers.
Join us for this evening panel talk, as the two women discuss how they balance podcasts, columns, newsletters, books and more, and what's important when considering venturing out to start a similar, multi-faceted career.
The talk will include how to:
- Figure out what it is you want to do – no matter how long the list – and then go for it
- Branch out from one career and specialism
- Go (and stay) freelance
- Working with brands
- Collaborating with other writers and creatives
Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer. She writes features on love, dating, sex, friendship, women's issues, social trends, food and travel for a range of magazines and papers such as Grazia, Glamour, Marie Claire, Red, GQ, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times Style. She co-hosts the news and pop-culture podcast The High Low. Her first book Everything I Know About Love, will be published by Fig Tree/Penguin next Spring. The Dollymaillaunched in January 2016 and has just under 10,000 subscribers.
Emma Gannon is an author and broadcaster based in London. The former social media editor of British Glamour, she has an award-winning blog and has been published everywhere from the Telegraph to Teen Vogue. She enjoys writing on how we can adapt ourselves to survive and thrive in the new world of work. She has written pieces about changes in the workplace for Glamour and the Guardian, and featured in a video on millennials at work for The Pool. Her incredibly successful podcast ‘CTRL, ALT, DELETE’ discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Zoella. Her second book THE MULTI-HYPHEN METHOD comes out with Hodder in Spring 2018.
- Complimentary drinks
- Dedicated q&a time
- Ask more specific questions during one-to-one chats at the end of the event
- Network with other likeminded attendees