[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Photography / mags

Updated: 2022-01-20

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.

Photography / mags

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a magazine. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.)

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Housing Report per pic 2019 GBP 95.00
Lea (Swiss mag?) 50 per cent share of fee paid to agency 2020 GBP 5.29
National Geographic feature / photo essay for travel section (via #FreelancerPayGap) _NatGeo 2020 USD 1000.00
New Internationalist one photo 2019 GBP 65.00
PCS People (trade union mag) half-day portrait shoot _TU 2019 GBP 275.00 O
Bauer publishers (Germany) 2 photos _Bauer 2020 EUR 240.00
BBC, ITV, ITN entertainment video packs, per day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 170.00
Buzzfeed previously-shot (stock) image, terms one time web use 2019 GBP 40.00
DOM publishers (Germany) photo 2020 EUR 125.00
German magazine 7 photographs , terms print use only 2019 GBP 623.00
Large magazine company out-of-court settlement for unauthorised use of photo(s) 2020 GBP 1560.00
One member reports their minimum rate per photo, with credit 2020 GBP 195.00
One member reports their minimum rate per photo, waiving credit 2020 GBP 390.00
Online publisher out-of-court settlement for unauthorised use of photo(s) 2020 GBP 1040.00
Prospect (trade union) member magazine half day _TU 2019 GBP 180.00
Specialist online magazine out-of-court settlement for unauthorised use of photo(s) 2020 GBP 1500.00
Specialist online magazine out-of-court settlement for unauthorised use of photo(s) _Bauer 2020 GBP 1080.00
 
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