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

Updated: 2021-04-09

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 / other

Any kind of work for TV or radio programmes other than news. Includes, for the moment, podcasting - whether of newspaper, magazine or broadcast content. 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 / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
An Angel At My Table Broadcast Assistant on radio drama _BBC 2013 GBP 100.00 XX
Arts Extra BBC Northern Ireland 5 minute pundit interview _BBC 2010 GBP 90.00
Listening Post (Al Jazeera) 30 seconds footage re-licence worldwide 5-year licence 2017 GBP 500.00 GR
Nursing Standard Podcast 2012 GBP 100.00
Sky News short "pundit" spot on camera live and recorded _BSkyB 2009 GBP 100.00
Songs of Praise specialist researcher day + expenses _BBC 2006 GBP 130.00
Songs of Praise Assistant Producer day + expenses _BBC 2006 GBP 150.00
Talk to the Hand (At It Productions) research day 2003 GBP 150.00
Times podcast _NI 2007 GBP 75.00 ??
You and Yours radio reporting day - factual and music all rights _BBC 2007 GBP 150.00
ABC radio (USA) 29-minute documentary (10 interviews) - no travel exes 2012 GBP 1000.00
Advertising agency Voiceover work - per hour - (if you have an agent, they pay their fee on top!) 2018 GBP 150.00
AFP TV (editing?) day, exes paid _AFP 2013 GBP 200.00 GR
ARTE TV Expert/pundit interview for arts feature 2017 GBP 500.00 O
Assistant Producer, TV per day 2007 GBP 150.00 XX
Audio production podcast episode producer day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 250.00
BBC Assistant producing / researching on a TV programme for BBC Arabic, taxed at source (PAYE freelance), some expenses paid (if travelling specifically for work) _BBC 2020 GBP 20.00
BBC food show - dialogue scripts _BBC 2003 GBP 185.00
BBC scheduled repeat _BBC 1995 GBP 124.00
BBC / Love Productions assistant producer day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) _BBC 2020 GBP 160.00
BBC Asian Network weekly radio contribution _BBC 2011 GBP 50.00 GR XX
BBC Click Live at Victoria and Albert museum, Dundee a runner 9am to 9pm) declined because offer barely above minimum wage _BBC 2019 GBP 100.00 XXXX
BBC documentaries assistant producer week _BBC 2002 GBP 650.00
BBC From Our Own Correspondent Radio 4 feature _BBC 2016 GBP 142.00 X
BBC Local Radio Local radio presenter, 2 hour prog _BBC 2013 GBP 150.00
BBC Northern Ireland TV guest / expert / pundit appearance (short) _BBC 2006 GBP 50.00
BBC Radio half-day (features) exes paid _BBC 2012 GBP 75.00
BBC Radio day (features) exes paid _BBC 2012 GBP 150.00 X
BBC radio features _BBC 2000 GBP 178.50
BBC radio features _BBC 2000 GBP 171.50
BBC Radio 4 day shift as fixer, 10 hours _BBC 2016 GBP 150.00 X
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour pundit/expert contribution _BBC 2013 GBP 58.00 X
BBC Radio 6 guest / expert / pundit appearance (short) _BBC 2006 GBP 50.00
BBC Radio 6 guest / expert / pundit appearance (more then 2 min) _BBC 2006 GBP 75.00
BBC radio arts magazine producing programme - 8 hr day , prod/exes if incurred not taxed at source, no holiday added _BBC 2013 GBP 160.00 X
BBC radio arts magazine producing programme - 8 hr day not taxed at source, no holiday added _BBC 2013 GBP 160.00
BBC TV research - half hour on phone _BBC 1999 GBP 50.00
BBC World Service Research, script + present a 24' programme _BBC 2002 GBP 365.00 ?
BBC World Service Talks, 5 min _BBC 1999 GBP 50.00
BBC World Service - Assistant Producer day producing promos _BBC 2011 GBP 120.00 XX
BBC World Service programme 8-minute item including 4 interviewees, no expenses , all rights _BBC 2012 GBP 290.00
BBC World Service programme 30 minute simul rec _BBC 2012 GBP 180.00
BBC World Television program (can't reveal name) Research, per day expenses paid (no tax) _BBC 2001 GBP 12.50 XXXX
BBC4 (digital channel) Research, script + present a 45' programme _BBC 2002 GBP 1000.00 ?
Biographical documentary Producing and directing documentary (for Ten Alps) , holiday pay included, all rights to company 2009 GBP 900.00 X
Channel 4 Radio podcast: research, record, edit _C4 2006 GBP 150.00
Channel 5 appearance as expert pundit for feature _C5 2004 GBP 100.00
Channel 5 website digital producer day (giving editorial approval of content for Big Brother website and social media sites) _Viacom 2019 GBP 185.00
Charity video editor day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 200.00
Classical Music TV developing and researching TV programmes _BBC 2007 GBP 150.00
Corporate film senior producer day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 300.00
Corporate training video production day 2014 GBP 300.00 X
corporate video daily rate (hours range from 9-14 a day), producing and directing corporate and education films no holiday pay, no agreement on rights in work created, expenses paid separately _HMG 2015 GBP 300.00
CTVC fact-checking a documentary (how long? how many facts?) 2019 GBP 150.00 ?
Deutsche Welle (radio) feature 2000 GBP 125.00
Deutsche Welle (radio) per feature 2000 GBP 140.00
Deutsche Welle radio feature 1999 GBP 140.00
Film and video production producer day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 350.00
Film/design director day 850 Canadian dollars = (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 490.00
Forum-style chaired crowd debate programme "Expert" pundit on debate prog, fares paid _ITN 2015 GBP 75.00 X
From our own Correspondent 4-minute script and record _BBC 2007 GBP 120.00
German TV company punditry about a rock star for 90 mins - conversation: "normally we don't pay" - "what are you offering though?" 2017 GBP 500.00 O
GMTV - LK TODAY 5 minute beauty slot - reporting on trends _GMTV 2003 GBP 100.00 XX
Independent Radio Production Company literary research for radio documentary 2013 GBP 150.00
IndependentTV production companies reuse of audio from magazine interviews , terms £500 per minute, £250 minimum 2017 GBP 500.00 O
Indie record label or artist (general) EPK - filmed interview with artist for album PR - 2018 GBP 250.00
Japanese TV company 60-minute on-camera interview for documentary 2008 GBP 200.00
Japanese TV company location research, per hour 2001 GBP 12.50
King's Health Partners (NHS) 15 minute video podcast on health inequalities - Buy-out, no expenses (but none incurred, other than overheads) 2021 GBP 6200.00 O
LBC Short live news pundit interview _ITN 2002 GBP 35.00
London Radio Service 6 mins 1997 GBP 125.00
Major record label iTunes podcast - an hour plus research time - inevitably licensed to all the interwebs 2008 GBP 200.00 ????
Major record label (general) EPK - filmed interview with successful artist for album PR - 2018 GBP 1000.00
Major record label (general) EPK - filmed interview with successful artist for album PR - 2018 GBP 750.00
Major record label (general) EPK - filmed interview with successful artist for album PR - 2018 GBP 600.00
MTV Video scripts,,500-800 words (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 75.00 XXXX
Multimedia production podcast producer/ video editor day _GMG 2013 GBP 180.00 GR
Online virals, multimedia campaigns Online video editing for two hours, £30-50 for every additional hour, depending on the complexity of editing. £10 per DVD authored. And then 20% VAT. clients have rights over image copyright but under agreement you have the copyright for futur 2011 GBP 350.00
Opera Organisation's podcast Podcast: record, edit, mix 2013 GBP 150.00
Podcast for shop chain chairing 2-hour discussion 2021 GBP 200.00
Podcasting podcast day rate (according to UK Audio Network) 2019 GBP 150.00 GR
Podcasts - various titles per podcast 2019 GBP 240.00 GR
Post production editor day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 345.00
Radio 4 30 minute feature documentary feature agreement, limited expenses paid _BBC 2006 GBP 1200.00 GR
Radio 4 discussion programme punditry: recording for 45 minutes, rail and taxi paid _BBC 2017 GBP 75.00 GR
Radio 4 Great Lives programme appearance as expert/pundit _BBC 2015 GBP 300.00
Radio 4 live hosting script, research, interviewing present live half hour no expenses, no extras for repeats, online use and anything else they want to do with it _BBC 2013 GBP 800.00
Radio 5 Live 8 hour shift taxed at source _BBC 2004 GBP 108.00 X
Radio 5 Live 10 hour shift taxed at source _BBC 2004 GBP 128.00 X
Radio Canada item - how long? _CBC 2003 GBP 400.00
Radio Features general radio production, researching, fixing, interviewing, editing _BBC 2001 GBP 150.00 GR
Radio Ireland 5 minute pundit interview 1998 GBP 35.00
Radio Jackie 7 hour overnight newsreading shift 2013 GBP 30.00 GR XX^9
Radio show Series producer (day?) 2020 GBP 190.00
Radio show podcast 2019 GBP 135.00
Raw TV (Carlton cable) 10-minute pundit interview _Carlton 1999 GBP 50.00
Record companies (various) Video pop/rock star PR interviews for EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) All rights 2011 GBP 800.00 O
Record companies (various) Video pop/rock star PR interviews for EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) All rights 2011 GBP 500.00
Record companies (various) Video pop/rock star PR interviews for EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) All rights 2011 GBP 1000.00 O
Record company (anon) interviewing US rock star in UK for EPK 2014 GBP 800.00 O
Resonance FM Community Radio Podcast: exes only 2012 GBP 20.00 XX
Sky Arts Expert/pundit interview for arts feature, plus £150 facility fee for use of journalist home All rights 2017 GBP 200.00 X
South Bank Centre Podcast: 15-minute talk _HMG 2014 GBP 122.00
SWF (German radio) 11.5 min feature 1998 GBP 305.00 O
Vega productions research shift 2000 GBP 200.00 O
Video production videographer day (via #FairDealForFreelancers) 2020 GBP 450.00
Weekly local radio phone-in prerecording IVs to use as inserts in a live phone-in on local radio, aprox 9 hours setup/record/editing plus 1 hour live _BBC 2013 GBP 100.00 XXXX
World Service investigative research, production of documentary (Agreed rate for a reporting day is £142.50) _BBC 2020 GBP 125.00 XXXX
Zuendfunk 10 min radio feature with supporting original un-cut copies 2012 EUR 150.00 X
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

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