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

Updated: 2019-04-30

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.

If you are interested, the archived 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
XXXX
BBC Newsnight punditry - "we don't pay" but they will pay a beautifully-named "disturbance fee": transport provided _BBC 2016 GBP 75.00
BBC News Daily buyout (On Air or Online reporting or producing) - _BBC 2018 GBP 266.00 HA
BBC News Daily Buyout (Fixing or producing for Non on air/non website work) - _BBC 2018 GBP 165.00 HA
BBC Radio 4 producer day, 8 hours _BBC 2019 GBP 190.00
BBC Radio 4 expert interviews / punditry _BBC 2016 GBP 120.00 O
BBC Radio News Straight piece/despatch including Generic Minute, up to 2 minutes _BBC 2018 GBP 75.00 HA
BBC Radio News Straight piece/despatch including Generic Minute, over 2 minutes _BBC 2018 GBP 89.00 HA
BBC Radio News Recorded interview with Guest(s) or Commentary or Rant, as live - up to 5 minutes _BBC 2018 GBP 128.00 HA
BBC Radio News Recorded interview with Guest(s) or Commentary or Rant, as live - over 5 minutes _BBC 2018 GBP 166.00 HA
BBC Radio News Long Feature (8 minutes) for Analysis (World Service Radio) _BBC 2018 GBP 659.00 HA
BBC Radio News Disco donut (see glossary!) _BBC 2018 GBP 105.00 HA
BBC TV News Track and Piece to Camera and Rushes _BBC 2018 GBP 188.00 HA
BBC TV News Action Rant/Show & Tell with own kit _BBC 2018 GBP 153.00 HA
BBC TV News Interview - assumes half day shoot and half day edit _BBC 2018 GBP 224.00 HA
BBC TV News Newsnight feature. 8 to 10 minutes, plus 2.5-minute cut-down version _BBC 2018 GBP 1099.00 HA
BBC Wales punditry _BBC 2016 GBP 40.00
BBC World Service punditry _BBC 2016 GBP 80.00
BBC World Service day of unspecified work _BBC 2016 GBP 180.00
Sunday politics regional opt out Expert/pundit interview to camera - 2 hours to airport (location) and back plus travel expenses £60 BBC all rights _BBC 2017 GBP 80.00
 
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 recent 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