How to be a freelance foreign correspondent

Daily Telegraph foreign desk supremo Paul Hill explains what he looks for in a foreign correspondent and how to get onto his hallowed international pages...

So what does the foreign manager of a newspaper that turns 150 this year expect from a modern freelance foreign correspondent?"

Firstly, there are hundreds if not thousands of correspondents out there," Paul warns.

"We have about 60 worldwide - all with a huge command of English in terms of punctuation, syntax, grammar, and more importantly they are able to tell a story well. I don't ever expect to have to rewrite their words substantially. That's the quality aspect, bar a bit of tweaking."