NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Photography / Videography

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
GR
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Associated Press TV 30-second video _AP 2017 GBP 110
Corporate video video production, self-shooting _HMG 2016 GBP 300
One member's going rate Video: commissioned filming and editing day 2016 GBP 600 GR
One member's going rate Video: day shooting 2016 GBP 400
One member's going rate Video: one second of archive, per platform per second (1 minute broadcast once = £360) 2016 GBP 6 GR
One member's going rate Video: commissioned news feature report 2016 GBP 720 GR
RTP (Portugal) "11 minutes" (videography?) news gathering 2016 GBP 500
One member's going rate Video from archive: per second per platform, world licence 2016 GBP 36 GR
One member's going rate Video from archive: one minute for TV & internet = 60 * £6 per second * 2 platforms (UK only) 2016 GBP 360 GR
Daily Mail Online raw video, length unspecified _Assoc 2016 GBP 150
One member's going rate Video: shot & edited 2-3 minute package (a day's work) 2016 GBP 500 GR
One member's going rate Video from archive: per second per platform, UK only 2016 GBP 6 GR
One member's going rate Video: news day rate, up from £300 2016 GBP 400 GR
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 10: Commercial films, videos, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 94.93
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 234.90
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 11: In-house films and videos, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 47.47
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 10: Commercial films, videos, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 59.71
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 11: In-house films and videos, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 29.85
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 121.36
Community regeneration projects photography and videography per job, including exes licences for 3 and 6 years _HMG 2013 GBP 2000 O
Grayling PR videography: 90-second web package, exes included web-only licence and unlikely to be used for long 2013 GBP 500 GR
University College London 2 weeks producing training video - per hour 2013 GBP 30
Internal newsletter video, photography (extent unspecified) 2012 GBP 400 O

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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