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Rachel’s List has been operating since 2002, connecting small businesses, digital agencies, publishers, government departments, academia and other types of employers with thousands of creatives seeking freelance and full-time work.

  • What’s our USP? Rachel’s List is owned and run by two journalists (Rachel Smith and Leo Wiles) who understand the market intimately and serve up regular freelance advice, tips and strategies on the popular Rachel’s List blog.
  • What’s great about our job-seekers? They’re all pre-vetted, for starters! We have thousands of journalists, editors, subs, content writers, copywriters, PR consultants, social media specialists, designers and photographers ready to hit the ground running.
  • How much do we charge? We offer two types of job postings: a 30-day job ad ($100) for full-time and ongoing freelance roles, and a 10-day short gig listing ($39) for one-off or temporary jobs/projects. Save on our bulk job posting deals, too.
  • What do I pay a freelancer? It’s a good question, and we’ve got the answers in our pay rates report – pop over to the site to grab your copy!

Have you seen our Toolkit? It's packed with resources for freelancers - from freebie downloads to trackers, templates to masterclasses >>

RE-POST: Are you a Sydney-based editor with print and digital experience? This mat leave contract, working at a Surry Hills agency, starts in July >> #editorjobs #sydneyeditors #jobsforjournos

RE-POST: This role for a junior digital designer / campaign coordinator is still open and would suit a junior community manager / social media manager or graphic designer with mad digital skills (SYD, ON-SITE) #designjobs #juniorjobs

RE-POST: Full-time communications lead for leading cotton program (TOOWOOMBA OR REMOTE) #sciencejobs #commsjobs

Rachel’s List was the go to when we needed a new freelance editor. We received lots of applications and every single one of them was in the ball park. We ended up offering the job to the first person who applied. Too easy! Sara Mulcahy, plump+spry,

I was delighted to receive an amazing response to our job listing for a part-time health content specialist. We’ve found Rachel’s List to be a really lovely and personal service, so thank you – we will be using your wonderful List again! Jenny Donnithorne, Managing Director,

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, Director,