NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Photography / Regional newspapers

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
Cambrian News Photos, per pic single use print and online _Tindle 2015 GBP 13
Manchester Evening News 8-hour day _TMG 2013 GBP 120 GR
Bristol Post photoshoot and copy pics for spread FBS + web use _Assoc 2013 GBP 85 0
Carlisle News + Star photo day 40p per mile _Cumbria 2013 GBP 80 GR
Western Mail job took 30 mins to do all in FBS _TMG 2013 GBP 75 GR
Manchester Evening News 8 hour shift, 1 or 2 jobs, no exes licensed for all uses but syndication by firm split 50/50 _TMG 2013 GBP 120

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

Other rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
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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Recently reported rates all from the past few months