[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: Broadcasting / news

Rates archived as at 2018-08-08

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. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Broadcasting / news

Includes punditry: for non-broadcast punditry see here.

* These are archived rates. The current rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Broadcasting / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
ABC (Australia) 20-min pundit interview 1998 GBP 100.00
BBC 3 minute report _BBC 1998 GBP 50.00
BBC Dispatches 6 min _BBC 1995 GBP 63.00
BBC Dispatches 4 min _BBC 1995 GBP 43.00
BBC Woman's Hour reporting day _BBC 1996 GBP 120.00
BBC Arabic Current Affairs producer day _BBC 1997 GBP 106.50
BBC Asian Network Production for Baps Syndication Unit No expenses: per day _BBC 2000 GBP 63.00 X
BBC Asian Network (recently given national radio status) Production for Baps Syndication Unit No expenses: per hour _BBC 2000 GBP 8.68 X
BBC News+Current Affairs shift per hour _BBC 1995 GBP 24.00
BBC radio reporting shift _BBC 1995 GBP 165.00
BBC radio reporting day _BBC 1995 GBP 120.00
BBC TV News News Producer day _BBC 1998 GBP 200.00 X
Channel 5 News subbing day _ITN 1999 GBP 90.00 XX
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 EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

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