NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Photography / Online use of photos

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
Online (various social media usages) MP's office: copyright theft, tracked down and billed them. Paid when threatened with court action for editorial usage (1 x 1yr), (1 x 6mths), (1 x 1mth) all with 80% uplift on each licence for breach of copyright, flagrancy, lack of attribution and derogatory treatment 2016 GBP 1559 GR O
Online use on facebook and website. 1 hour photography of live music night club scene and people , prod/exes 1.00 First Online Use 2016 GBP 25 0 GR
VICE News £20 per photo for news feature on top of 18p per word 2016 GBP 20 GR
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 13: Personal or educational web pages or CD Roms - 4 year licence _HMG 2013 GBP 15.18
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 14: CD Roms, Photo CD, web pages - 4 year licence _HMG 2013 GBP 59.21

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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Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
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Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
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