NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Broadcasting / Commercial radio

Uploaded: 15 September 2017

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. Read the disclaimer and see the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
BBC radio interviews 2 hours of live 2-way via own ISDN to 18 stations, one every 8 minutes, exes paid for provision of ISDN line and mixer usual BBC terms _BBC 2016 GBP 150 GR
BBC News GNS round 2 hours of 2-ways with local stations - one every eight minutes via Skype terms "BBC all in" _BBC 2016 GBP 150 GR
BBC Scotland Kay Adams ISDN punditry 10 to 30 mins terms "BBC all in" _BBC 2016 GBP 50
BBC General News Service two hours live interwiews to local radio stations, one station every eight minutes, no exes (check against BBC house agreement!) _BBC 2015 GBP 150
ITV London News - short pundit spot _ITV 2014 GBP 150 O
Midlands Today BBC TV BJ Shift: scripting, picture editing _BBC 2014 GBP 140
Midlands Today BBC TV BJ Shift: scripting, picture editing _BBC 2014 GBP 140
BBC Wales Consumer programme AP/Director day _BBC 2013 GBP 225 GR
ITV presenting and reporting day (including holiday pay) _ITV 2013 GBP 385
BBC regional news reporting day _BBC 2013 GBP 185 GR

The above are recent rates as of 15 September 2017.

Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EURcurrency
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O

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