The Peak District

Beth Kirkbride
One northern gal's attempts to break into the media industry - featuring frank insights about the highs and lows of starting out in the world of journalism, events & networking opportunities
Created 19 Nov 2020
  • I'm just a girl standing in front of an editor...
    22 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Last week I wrote about my parents’ well-intentioned questioning about when I’m going to get a proper job. I’m here with my hat in my hands to say that actually, my parents are right — there’s one maj...
  • When are you going to get a proper job?
    15 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    After I quit my marketing job because they asked me to return to the Oxford office for no discernible reason, having approved my relocation to Sheffield last November, I knew I was at a crossroads. Sh...
  • You're probably wondering 'Where have you been?'
    08 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Firstly, apologies are in order! I took to Twitter to announce that there wouldn’t be a newsletter for two weeks, but it’s actually been three weeks since you last heard from me. A lot has happened in...
  • How much work should you do as a freelancer?
    11 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    In last week’s newsletter, I touched on some of the differences between remote work, versus self-employment. One of the major differences is there’s nobody holding you accountable — and those of you w...
  • Is self-employment the same as WFH?
    04 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    There was a time before the COVID-19 pandemic struck that a newsletter like this would be dedicated to demystifying the world of home-working. There would be endless opportunities to talk about resist...
  • How do you know it's time to end a relationship?
    27 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    As Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo have some difficult conversations with their respective spouses, I too have been having some tough conversations this week. While my love life is absolutely faultl...
  • Ticked off
    20 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    I won’t lie to you, I’ve had an absolute mare of a week both personally and professionally, so it’s been pretty easy to feel sorry for myself. I took to Twitter earlier this week to share the fact tha...
  • Let's talk about PR and journalism
    13 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    I’m back (after a wee holiday & a week off sick)! Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey I sent a fortnight ago — it was really useful to learn what bits of this newsletter you...
  • I have a favour to ask
    30 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Can you spare a few minutes to let me know what you think of this newsletter? It’s been really encouraging to see the way that The Peak District has grown since I launched it last November. Our subscr...
  • Hate can be a useful creative resource
    23 May 2021 • 6 min read
    HEADS UP — there won’t be a newsletter next week as I’m in Liverpool visiting my sister! Anyone who spent any time on the internet this week will have seen that article about Shrek. It was a piece in ...
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