NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Print media / National 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
i newspaper Subbing shift 14.15 to 21.30 _Johnsto 2017 GBP 140 GR
Berlingske (Denmark) 600 words @ €300 2017 EUR 500 O
International Business Times (IBT media) news day 2016 GBP 150
BBC Radio day (unspecified task) _BBC 2016 GBP 150
i newspaper editing day - 8 hours _Johnsto 2016 GBP 150
Daily Mail picture editing day self-billing and PAYE _Assoc 2016 GBP 150 GR
The Mirror - special projects subbing, writing day 2016 GBP 165 O
The Independent website news shift _INM 2016 GBP 150
France 24 channel "skype hit" 2016 GBP 100
Financial Times subbing day, 11am-7pm _Nikkei 2016 GBP 155
BBC Five Live "phone hit" _BBC 2016 GBP 150
Financial Times 7-hour subbing day _Nikkei 2015 GBP 160 O
Investors Chronicle 7-hour subbing day _Nikkei 2015 GBP 160
Time Inc 7-hour subbing day _AOLTW 2015 GBP 130
MSN news (online) 8-hour subbing day 2015 GBP 170

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
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