NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Public relations / Writing+research

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
Trust straightforward feature 2017 GBP 700 GR O
Online industry-specific magazine Writing and editing, agreed per day all rights 2017 GBP 600 O
Finnish record label PR biog for Finnish record label - 800 words @ £300, one shot email all rights nevertheless 2017 GBP 375
Liner notes for album on Norwegian label Record and CD 2017 GBP 250
Website and marketing copywriting case studies 2016 GBP 600
AlbanDigital Advertising online for blog post ghostwriters, demand 3 years' experience - work not pursued when it turns out they pay 2016 GBP 100
Energy corporate (Russian) feature all rights 2016 GBP 1750 O
Private Label International (PR) features 100-150 words 2016 GBP 300 O
Large marketing agency researching and drafting "white paper" per day working from home 2016 GBP 450 O
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100
Signature (Signature Media) 2014 GBP 300
Signature (Signature Media) 2014 GBP 300
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100
wikipedia write/edit 800-word entry for client 2013 GBP 500
CNBC producing corporate TV/web content, per day _NBC 2013 GBP 230
unnamed bank's in-company magazine editing day 2013 GBP 700 O
Arts organisation media consultancy (day?) 2013 GBP 200
Oxford University Said Business School PR web profiles of researchers 4 screen pages 2013 GBP 250
SJ Berwin website editing/copywriting day for law firm partner and associate profiles 2013 GBP 1600 O
Press releases 550-word press release for a gallery @ €108 no terms discussed 2013 EUR 196 GR
Government department/agency Annual contract - 6 writing days a month for web, newsletters, blog etc), maintaing webpages, advising on communications office and travel paid, not taxed at source, all rights _HMG 2013 GBP 250 0 O
Writing press release for private company per hour 2013 GBP 30 GR
Medical journal identifying newsworthy medical research paper, liaising with the authors, writing and distributing press release about the research, dealing with all media queries on the release, monitoring media coverage and sending report of coverage to authors and others expenses paid, not taxed at source _OUP 2013 GBP 595
Agency Fish Ltd inflight mags etc _Fish 2013 USD 300
Brochure for business school copywriting - marketing; paid per day; 9 days no rights, Expenses incl in fee, not taxed at source. 2013 GBP 3000 GR
PR brochure writing and researching day paid gross 2013 GBP 400
Tech blog (Technology Strategy Board) blogging, per day 2012 GBP 200 O
Tech blog web design, blogging, for bank, per day 2012 GBP 300 O
ITMS Review Analysis, writing "£200-400" 2012 GBP 400

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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