NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Print media / Books

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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AC/DC and Queen rock biog (Voyageur Books, US) update chapters, add 1500-2000 words 2014 USD 1000
Nirvana rock biog reproduce transcript of interview from 1993 2014 GBP 250
Updating career resources Small Publishing company: research, updating text, checking websites, replacing some material 35 hours 2014 GBP 600
Updating career resources Small Publishing company: research, updating text, checking websites, replacing some material 35 hours 2014 GBP 600
A rock book 5000 word mag feature reproduced in book single use 2013 GBP 500 O
Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography posthumous short biogs, starting at 600 words (more paid for more words) _OUP 2013 GBP 100

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
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months