It’s no secret that the pandemic prompted a seismic shift in the way we work. We’ve come to realise that ‘working’ need not mean being chained to a desk in an office all day, giving rise to a growing fascination with what the ‘Future of Work’ might look like.
From ‘The Great Resignation’ to the normalisation of hybrid work, the ‘Future of Work’ is very much upon us – meaning a whole host of journalists are making this a central part of their beat. And it’s more than just buzzwords.
The world of work is a broad and fascinating topic area combining social and political trends with corporate innovation, leadership, tech, wellbeing and HR. It offers a rich seam of potential coverage for PRs with clients in the space.
So if you’re wondering which ‘future of work’ and careers journalists you should be keeping up with, here are twelve talented writers to add to your Twitter feed today.
Emma Jacobs (Financial Times)
Emma writes features for the FT, predominantly looking at work and office life for the Work & Careers section. Follow Emma for sharp and critical takes on ‘future of work’ trends – and thoughtful explorations of key issues impacting women in the workplace. You should also check out her articles which feature online and in print.
Follow Emma @emmavj.
Isabel Berwick (Financial Times)
Isabel Berwick also works at the FT and is Work & Careers editor. As part of her role she hosts the popular Working It podcast and co-writes the FT’s weekly Working It newsletter. She’s an influential voice to follow if you’re interested in the future of work – and her Twitter feed is full of thought-provoking data and insights.
Follow Isabel @IsabelBerwick.
Stephen Jones (Business Insider)
Business Insider’s ‘Careers’ team is growing in both the UK and US. Stephen is based out of the London office and covers career advice, the science of work and employment policy. Follow him on Twitter to stay on top of the biggest and best articles being produced by Stephen and the rest of the Insider team – including fascinating interviews with the likes of Arianna Huffington and top executives at Meta and Google.
Follow Stephen @spj1064.
Miriam Partington (Sifted)
Miriam is Future of Work correspondent at Sifted, where she examines the future of work through a startup lens. Follow her to find out how startups are influencing workplace culture and benefits, why so many startups are offering employees sabbaticals and whether we really will be working in the metaverse one day…
Follow Miriam @mparts_.
Alex Christian (Freelance)
Alex is a freelancer but writes frequently for BBC Worklife and Wired about business and the future of work. From the emotional impact of hybrid work to niche trends like ‘quitter’s remorse’, he’s a great person to follow for in-depth reporting on the social impact of new ways of working. Follow Alex to read his stories and be the first to spot his occasional #JournoRequests for experts and case studies.
Follow Alex @alextchristian.
Lucy Burton (The Telegraph)
Lucy is The Telegraph’s new Employment Editor, covering the evolving world of work and how some of the world’s biggest companies are treating their staff. It’s a new patch for The Telegraph, which is a testament to growing interest in how the workplace is changing. Follow Lucy to stay up to date with her stories and her weekly column.
Follow Lucy @Lucymburton.
Oliver Pickup (Freelance)
Oliver Pickup is a freelancer and writes for the likes of Digiday’s WorkLife, Raconteur and The Telegraph on business, technology and the future of work. Check out his Twitter to stay abreast of the latest career trends, see where he’s speaking and understand how best to pitch him.
Follow Oliver @OliverPickup.
Lydia Dishman (Fast Company)
Lydia edits the Work Life section at Fast Company, where the team and contributors share tips, advice, success stories and in-depth looks inside the future of work. Follow Lydia for the very best stories from her and her contributors, as well as useful tweets detailing what she does/does not want to receive from PRs.
Follow Lydia @LydiaBreakfast.
Sharlene Gandhi (Courier)
Sharlene looks after Courier’s ‘Next’ section: the front-of-book pages where she writes about the trends, technologies and issues impacting small businesses. Sharlene is great at Twitter: follow her for her thoughts on important business and sustainability issues, to hear about cool events and podcasts in the startup space, and to keep up with fellow writers she champions.
Follow Sharlene @Sharlene_Gandhi.
Arianne Cohen (Bloomberg)
Arianne writes about the future of work for Bloomberg, covering topical issues such as the rising cost of returning to offices, the practicalities of a four-day working week and how to get more women into leadership roles. Follow Arianne to stay up to date with Bloomberg’s Future of Work coverage – and to read article highlights from the rest of the Bloomberg Business team.
Follow Arianne @ArianneCohen.
Emma Hinchcliffe (Fortune)
Emma is a senior writer at Fortune where she covers women in business and gender issues across business, politics and culture. Follow Emma on Twitter for positive and empowering news about women thriving at work, as well as updates about her Broadsheet newsletter.
Follow Emma @_emmahinchcliffe.
Suzanne Bearne (Freelance)
Susie is a freelancer writing for the BBC and other publications on business, technology and work – with a particular focus on sustainability. Her Twitter feed is the place to go to follow her stories and get her take on some of the biggest issues impacting our planet.
Follow Susie @sbearne.
To follow all of the Future of Work journalists mentioned in this article (and a few bonus additions!) check out our List on Twitter.
Is there a journalist you think we should have included in this list? Tweet us to let us know @CrestComms.
By Amy Mace, Account Director at Crest