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

Updated: 2018-07-21

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 - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a national newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) See also regional newspapers.

If you are interested, the archived 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
XXXX
Daily Mail Video (10 sec) plus article - _Assoc 2018 GBP 270.00 O
Daily Mail Online raw video, length unspecified _Assoc 2016 GBP 150.00
Financial Times day _NI 2018 GBP 160.00 GR
Mail Online 5 images online _Assoc 2016 GBP 90.00
Associated Press TV 30-second video _AP 2017 GBP 110.00
One member's going rate Video: commissioned news feature report 2016 GBP 720.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: one second of archive, per platform per second (1 minute broadcast once = £360) 2016 GBP 6.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: day shooting 2016 GBP 400.00
One member's going rate Video: commissioned filming and editing day 2016 GBP 600.00 GR
One member's going rate Video from archive: one minute for TV & internet = 60 * £6 per second * 2 platforms (UK only) 2016 GBP 360.00 GR
One member's going rate Video from archive: per second per platform, world licence 2016 GBP 36.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: shot & edited 2-3 minute package (a day's work) 2016 GBP 500.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: news day rate, up from £300 2016 GBP 400.00 GR
One member's going rate Video from archive: per second per platform, UK only 2016 GBP 6.00 GR
RTP (Portugal) "11 minutes" (videography?) news gathering 2016 GBP 500.00
Unnamed university pictures in an exhibition 2017 GBP 650.00
 
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