Testimonials

“We had an amazing response within 24 hours to our recent job listing for a writer for the Well at Work newsletter content.  Clearly a very large collection of writers access Rachel’s List – I had to amend the ad with a close off date within 24 hours.”
Ken Buckley, CEO & Founder, Healthworks® 

“I have already had the most incredible applicants for my writing opportunity. I will definitely use Rachel’s List again for future roles as they arise in my organisation.”
Erica King, Director, Running Divas Australia, www.runningdivas.com.au

“We had a sensational response from the short job posting we placed for a business writer. The quality of candidates has been fantastic and we have filled the position in under 24 hours! We’ll definitely be in touch in the future with any further freelance requirements.”
Clare Murphy, Founder and Managing Editor, ContentEmpire.com.au (Melbourne) 

“Really impressed at the high quality applicants I received from a single ad on Rachel’s List.  Far and away superior to other recruitment sites I have tried.  The customer service is also unbelievably good, it really is the whole package.  There is no need to go anywhere else.  Thank you!”
Paul Mitchell, Women in Pop

“We love Rachel’s List. We’ve connected with a number of fantastic writers and can highly recommend their platform.”
Fred Kimel, Founder, HandKrafted, www.handkrafted.com

“Great service. I have had a tonne of responses.”
Andy Ford, Bauer Custom Media

“Thank you for the listing on your entry level database for a newsletter and social media writer. We’re getting some very good responses.”
Rabbi Dovid Slavin, Our Big Kitchen, obk.org.au

“I can highly recommend Rachel’s list as a quick and effective way to find writers. I posted my ad on a Friday afternoon and by evening had an inbox full of replies!”
Cindy Sciberras, Sport and Recreation at NSW Dept of Education and Communities

“We just put a job on Rachel’s List for writers and bloggers. It was brilliant and we had heaps of good submissions. Thank you!”
Michael Harry, Editor

“Rachel’s List is a godsend to so many of us in magazine production who require sub-editors, writers or designers for long or short-term projects. Rachel vets her List members carefully to ensure they are industry professionals with high-calibre skills, and it is the only such resource that allows editors to reach a select group of freelance journalists. We recently advertised through Rachel’s List for an Acting Art Director and each of the responses we received were highly suitable for our purposes – a luxury that a job search engine or even a recruitment agency cannot provide. The List functions as great industry word of mouth and every post results in successful outcomes for editors in search of permanent or temporary staff.”
Lisa Thomas, former Managing Editor at Vogue Living

“I’ve found it an extremely useful tool when trying to find good people FAST. The speed and immediate access is the key point – responses can happen within minutes. The fact Rachel has vetted the people on the List (even to a small degree) is also useful.”
Lisa Sinclair, Editor, Yours magazine 

“I’d been a member of Rachel’s list for several years as a freelancer and so when I needed to source experienced film and TV writers for Encore magazine, the list was my first port of call. I emailed Rachel to let her know what I was looking for and within an hour, I had more than 15 emails from writers that fit the bill. Six months on, I’m still working with three of the freelancers who got in touch from the list so I can’t recommend it enough.”
Brooke Hemphill, former Managing Editor, Encore Magazine

“The List is one of my favourite resources for at least 782 different reasons. Sign up. Do it!”
Georgia Rickard, Travel Editor

“Your list has been invaluable to me, both as a job-seeker and a job-poster. I have found so many quality jobs through The List, and it was no surprise that when it came time for me to post a job I received a number of talented applicants in the first couple of hours. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done for us over the years.”
Erin Delaney, Digital Delivery Team Leader, CHOICE

“Very handy tool to have for creative roles, applicants came through quickly and were relevant to the position.”
Jo Ellis, Recruitment Advisor, News Limited

“Rachel’s List puts a range of quality journalists at your fingertips and is perfect too if you need a sub, editor or writer to fill a full time role. It’s also an easy way to discover a new range of freelance writers. It’s my first go-to resource.”
Kathy Buchanan, Digital Editor, WYZA + Reader’s Digest

“We looked for a journalist/sub using the major job sites, and the best candidate by far came to us via The List.”
Richard Garfield, The Project Group

“The List has been an absolutely invaluable tool for me to find star employees for short and long term projects. I’ve often posted job adverts on the usual suspects and not received the same calibre of responses as I receive from The List. Because it is word of mouth, passed on from people immersed in Australia’s publishing industry, you can be assured of being connected with some great people with real talent.”
Michelle Hespe, Editor in Chief, Edge Custom Media

“As a freelance editor, I often need other great freelance writers and subs to work on various projects. No matter what skills or knowledge I’m looking for, Rachel’s List always delivers the goods and I generally have my pick of fantastic freelancers within a day of posting a position on the site (often within a few hours!). Because of my positive experience, I frequently recommend Rachel’s List to other editors looking for staff.”
Michelle Bateman, Freelance editor and writer

“I have used most job sites to find good staff for my publishing business – none has been as successful as Rachel’s List. The quality of candidates is exceptional, and all of those I have interviewed say The List is their go-to place for the best jobs in Australian journalism. From production staff to writers, I would certainly recommend Rachel’s List.”
Peter Lynch, publisher, Big Splash Media

“Rachel’s List put me in touch with some talented full-time employees and contractors essential to producing Handyman magazine. Thumbs up.”
Natasha Dickins, former editor, Handyman magazine

“I posted an editorial position on Rachel’s List at 11:36am and had my first of many great applications at 12:00pm. Can’t ask for more than that.”
Toby Heap, Heap Media

“Rachel’s List is the first place I head when I’m looking for good editorial people. I generally don’t have time to sift through endless contacts to find someone – especially if it’s at short notice. This way, I send Rachel an email, then await responses from people on her mailing list. We’ve had great results with the freelancers we’ve used. Such a simple, effective idea (wish I’d thought of it!).”
Sally Feldman, managing editor, MasterChef Magazine

“Rachel’s List is the first place I think of when I’m in an editorial resourcing bind. Followed religiously by an army of experienced freelancers, I know I’ll find a sub or an editor within a couple of hours of posting an ad.”
Trisha Valliappan, Publisher, Hardie Grant Magazines

“When looking for new writers and editors, Rachel’s List is always the first place I turn. The responses start tumbling in, often within minutes, and the quality of applicants is always a league ahead of what I’d receive from an advert on a general jobs website. I can’t recommend it highly enough!”
Richard Ryan, Editorial Director, Citrus Media

“I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the high number of quality candidates who responded to my ad for freelance work on Rachel’s List. The hardest part was choosing someone, given so many were more than suitable.”
Sam Butler Team Leader, Editing and Verification, CHOICE

“The List is an excellent idea and an invaluable tool.”
Bronwen Gora, journalist and editor, The Sunday Telegraph

“I was desperate to find quality sub-editors at short notice – the deadline was looming and all my usual guys were booked out – when one of them suggested Rachel’s List. I posted a job on it, and that afternoon the CVs started lobbing into my inbox. I made deadline, built up a file of new contacts, and have used the service several times since with the same great results. If you need subs quickly, I can’t recommend it enough.”
Robert Santos, Chief Sub-Editor, Medical Observer

“Rachel’s List brought instant results in our search for a casual sub. By the dozens. Highly recommended.”
Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor The Fifth Estate

“I think the list is a fantastic way of keeping up with movements in the publishing industry.”
Micaela George, Editor, Little Angel and The Wiggles Mag

 

Testimonials from job-seekers

“Thank you to you and Leo for the topics you cover in the blog. I’ve been sitting here this morning, reading all of them and nearly every second one is something I am working on [wrote my list out last night!]. From updating my resume, to streamlining my online profiles and promoting my articles … your website has given me one place to go to and a framework. So helpful! Many thanks.”
Leona Devaz, Freelancer

“Just wanted to let you know that I responded to the call for pitches from Renegade Collective, and I already have an assignment! Thanks for providing this service!”
Chloe Walker, freelancer

“About a year ago Rachel sent out a job alert about blogging. I contacted the person and, after negotiating about pay, have been working for her for the last year. I now blog for 5 small businesses and it has turned in to my own small businesses. I love it and it was exactly what I was looking for – writing work where I can be at home with my kids. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of the ‘List’ and the opportunity it has given me.”

Victoria Brown, writer and blogger 

“Not more than two weeks after arriving back in Australia after a 5 year absence, I found a job through Rachel’s List. Initially, it was a 2 week contract that became a part-time gig and then within 4 months, a full time job. Basically, I turned up and never left. The List paved a trusted path in to a workplace for both me and my employer, and I can’t recommend it highly enough!”
Victoria Hannaford, Journalist, News Limited

“I can’t thank you enough for doing this. Seriously. Whatever you’re making from it isn’t nearly what it’s worth to all of us in the industry – especially these days.”
Haki P. Crisden, freelancer

“You listed a job teaching editing in USQ’s distance program. I applied, got the gig and am still working with them. Thank you for your work in running this List. I think it’s terrific and have recommended it to others.”
Pamela Hewitt, editor and teacher

“Rachel, just a quick note to say thanks so much for all the work that you’ve forwarded my way. I did an eight-week casual subbing role at Key Media, and then another subbing role The Knot Magazine. I’m full-time now, but I just wanted to say a big thanks as the List has been a really big help to me!”
Hayley Beullens, Online Editor, Traveltalk Magazine

“I love knowing what’s ‘out there’ as so many jobs seem to be distributed only in certain circles. Knowledge is power, so just having a bit more info about job possibilities is invaluable. Working as a freelancer can be very much a solo effort, and can feel as though you’re totally on your own. But knowing a bit more about what’s going on – and that there are others in the same boat – really is quite reassuring.”
Annette Campbell, freelancer

“The List is a fantastic resource for finding out about those jobs that don’t make it to Seek or other career sites for whatever reason.”
Erin Van Der Meer, freelancer

“They reckon over 80 percent of jobs aren’t advertised, and yet you’re finding a way to get a few that otherwise wouldn’t be, out to us.”
Naomi Hart, Freelancer, hartsyard.com.au 

“Rachel’s List is an amazing resource for connecting freelancers and editors and spreading news of full and part time media jobs, contract work and freelance assignments. Being on the List means I’m one step ahead of the pack!”
Pip Harry, Freelancer, pipharry.com.au

“The List is one of the most powerful and effective work tools any freelancer has. It also has a reputation throughout the industry as being THE work list to be on, and for a very simple reason – it works and it is authoritative. These are jobs people want, and editors posting the jobs trust they are being directed to the most qualified people in the industry.”
John Burfitt, Freelancer, jbmedia.com.au

“I’ve been freelancing for three weeks and in that time The List has brought me three weeks’ worth of work! It’s a fantastic insider tool that alerts you to opportunities that often aren’t advertised anywhere else.”
Rebecca Whish, Freelancer

“As a freelance writer across various industries I have found the List absolutely invaluable over many years. Not only have I found jobs and new contacts through it, but it helps me feel connected to the freelance writing world, knowing what kind of work is available and on offer. Freelance writing can be a lonely gig, but the List has helped me and countless others stay connected.”
Victoria Lea, Freelance Writer

“At the time of the GFC til now Rachel’s List has been a god-send.”
Parisha Coleman, Freelancer

“Love it. It’s a great way of making work contacts beyond your immediate circle.”
Kieren Charteris, Freelancer

“An amazing resource for journalists and editors alike.”
Helen Signy. Freelancer

“What I love about the list is that it’s genuine, with real jobs from major publishers. I also like that you are ‘filtering’ the people who join it.”
Sue White, Freelance Writer, suewhite.com.au

“Your list is an invaluable resource. I’m in my current job as a result of the List.”
Sita Simons, Senior Writer, Reader’s Digest 

“I find the List very beneficial as someone seeking employment as many of the jobs advertised through the list are unavailable elsewhere (particularly the contract/freelance gigs).”
Sharon Green, Journalist & Copywriter, sharonjgreen.com

“I have found the List a fantastic avenue for work. One of the jobs that came up on the List now provides me with a well-paid regular gig.”
Carla Caruso, freelance writer, cliquemedia.com.au 

“Your list has been a terrific way for me to find work and, as a mum, is an ideal way to find interesting work that can be balanced with my other demands.”
Kirsty de Garis, Freelancer  

“I trust in the List job info and it’s led to work for me. It’s pithy, succinct and inclusive of all freelancers. Plus, the info’s accompanied by a cheery note from Rachel in her professionally cordial style.”
Robyn Short, Freelancer

“I’ve found staff through the list – and seen my own job advertised on it! It’s been invaluable to keep an eye on what is happening out there in media land.”
Anna Gibson, Freelancer

“I joined the list when I was looking for work, but now use it as a means of seeing what’s happening, who’s hiring, who’s moving.”
Richard Garfield, Freelancer

“It’s an invaluable service and very encouraging to know there’s work out there if needed.”
Gary Smith, Freelancer, garysmith.net.au

“I scored regular jobs and a freelance gig from the List – I think it’s important there’s a central ‘body’ for these sorts of editorial roles.”
Amelia Dalton, Freelancer

“I’ve been on The List for about a year and this has led to a couple of freelance subbing jobs for me, which I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.”
Virginia Muzik, writenoise.com.au

“The List is great. It alerts members to job opportunities, helps freelancers feel connected to a wider network of people and, to a smaller extent, informs them about what’s happening where.”
Bronwyn McNulty, Freelancer

“I’ve been on the list for just over a year. Although I don’t have a background in magazines and newspapers (rather in book publishing, TV, government and PR), I’ve picked up some good assignments and established a relationship with a custom publication agency thanks to the List. I have also just enrolled in a subediting and InDesign workshop and am hoping this will give me the skills to find more work.”
Julian Leatherdale, Freelancer

“Rachel’s List has proved an invaluable tool in knowing what is out there – especially when it comes to jobs that are normally only published via an intranet.”
Luke Malone, Freelance Journalist

 

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