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

Rates archived as at 2018-05-20

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 / news

Photography whose primary use was in a newspaper.

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

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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Daily Telegraph half-day _Holl 1992 GBP 50
Daily Telegraph day _Holl 1993 GBP 110
Daily Telegraph day _Holl 1993 GBP 120
Daily Telegraph pic _Holl 1993 GBP 110
Evening Standard head'n'shoulders _Assoc 1994 GBP 50
Guardian Stock pic up to 5" - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 60.09 HA
Guardian day rate in 2011 house agreement - £267.68 total _GMG 2010 GBP 267.68 HA
Guardian commissioned pix _GMG 2001 GBP 77.33 HA
Guardian pix 51-80 sq inches _GMG 2001 GBP 110.47 HA
Guardian 2p spread _GMG 1992 GBP 300
Guardian minimum shift (4 hours) in 2011 house agreement - £183.15 total _GMG 2011 GBP 183.15 HA
Guardian Stock pic 80" to 108" - half Berliner page - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 120.86 HA
Guardian Stock pic 50" to 80" - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 105.09 HA
Guardian Stock pic 108" to 216" - full Berliner page - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 157.12 HA
Guardian Speculative pic more than 5" - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 150 HA
Guardian Stock pic 216" to 432" - double Berliner page - negotiable - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 204.26 HA
Guardian pix 31-50 sq inches _GMG 2001 GBP 100.97 HA
Guardian ordered pix _GMG 2001 GBP 38.67 HA
Guardian day shift plus travel and film _GMG 2000 GBP 130
Guardian Stock pic 30" to 50" - minimum _GMG 2011 GBP 91.38 HA
Guardian quarter front page _GMG 1993 GBP 130
Guardian day (taxed at source, negotiated with effort) _GMG 1993 GBP 110
Guardian Weekend, double-page _GMG 1993 GBP 150
Guardian sport (foreign) _GMG 1995 GBP 88 X
Guardian one pic, paid nine months later _GMG 2000 GBP 120
Guardian 1/8p colour pic, £15 wiring fee _GMG 1997 GBP 100
Independent on Saturday 3 photos for interview _INM 1998 GBP 150 X
Independent on Sunday day _INM 1998 GBP 125
Independent 2 pix _INM 1998 GBP 90 X
Independent half-day _INM 1997 GBP 75
Independent sports, up to 10 hours _INM 1996 GBP 150
Independent sports, up to 12 hours _INM 1996 GBP 175
Independent sports, up to 8 hours _INM 1996 GBP 125
Independent day _INM 1997 GBP 125
Independent pic _INM 1995 GBP 50
Independent pic _INM 1994 GBP 70
Independent day _INM 1993 GBP 105
Independent Saturday mag _INM 1998 GBP 150 X
Mail on Sunday day _Assoc 1994 GBP 100 X
Observer/Guardian 'so-called half-day' _GMG 1996 GBP 150
Observer day _GMG 1995 GBP 125
Observer 3 columns _GMG 1995 GBP 95
Observer 90sqr _GMG 1993 GBP 110
Times / Sunday Times each _NI 1992 GBP 250
Times / Sunday Times each _NI 1992 GBP 50 X
Times Supplement day _NI 1994 GBP 200
Times Supplement half-day _NI 1994 GBP 120
Today feature page 1994 GBP 200
Weekly Journal page of 4 pix+text 1993 GBP 465
BBC (NCA) (disputed) Video clip _BBC 1995 GBP 200
BBC North Video clip _BBC 1995 GBP 100
 
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 (more will be made soon):  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500O

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