[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: Recently reported rates

Updated: 2020-11-15

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 Recorded interview with Guests or Commentary or Rant, over 5 minutes - House Agreement _BBC 2020 GBP 171.00 HA
BBC Recorded interview with Guests or Commentary or Rant, up to 5 minutes - House Agreement _BBC 2020 GBP 132.00 HA
BBC radio From Our Own Correspondent per piece - House Agreement _BBC 2020 GBP 157.00 HA
BBC radio newsroom 11.5 hour production day - _BBC 2020 GBP 195.00
BBC radio newsroom 11.5 hour production day _BBC 2020 GBP 195.00
BBC TV reporting or producing day, buyout of rights - House Agreement _BBC 2020 GBP 273.00 HA
BBC TV Action Rant/Show & tell with interview - House Agreement _BBC 2020 GBP 181.00 HA
Deutsche Welle 5 minute radio documentary - as reported to journoresources.org.uk 2020 EUR 258.00
Sky News Breakfast overnight producing shift (10 hours) _BSkyB 2020 GBP 180.00
Small news agency Recording ten minute radio two-way as 'expert' on pre-recorded, weekly radio programme 2020 GBP 50.00
Talk Radio offered for expert comment on aviation via own ISDN - job turned down since inexperienced producer unable to negotiate a fair rate 2020 GBP 25.00 XXXX
TV morning show punditry on the sofa for national TV morning show 2020 GBP 400.00 O
TV morning show punditry on the sofa for national TV morning show 2020 GBP 700.00 O
TV show presenting/producing 60 sec entertainment news bulletin _ITV 2020 GBP 170.00

^ 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
XXXX
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
Radio show Series producer (day?) 2020 GBP 190.00
World Service investigative research, production of documentary (Agreed rate for a reporting day is £142.50) _BBC 2020 GBP 125.00 XXXX

^ Broadcasting / regional

Any kind of work for broadcast (TV or radio) regional news. See also national 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 / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
BBC London region Producer / Director day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 263.00 GR
BBC London region Producer - day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 247.00 GR
BBC London region Producer - day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 159.00 GR
BBC London region Content editor day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 213.00 GR
BBC London region Content editor day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 324.00 GR
BBC London region Assistant producer day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 112.00 GR
BBC London region Assistant producer day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 211.00 GR
BBC London region Picture editor day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 135.00 GR
BBC London region Picture editor day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 211.00 GR
BBC London region Junior researcher day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 90.00
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Producer - day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 139.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Producer - day - experienced 2020 GBP 217.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Producer / Director day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 231.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Content editor day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 187.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Content editor day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 284.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Assistant producer day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 99.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Assistant producer day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 186.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Picture editor day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 118.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Picture editor day - experienced _BBC 2020 GBP 186.00 GR
BBC nations and regions (outside London) Junior researcher day - minimum _BBC 2020 GBP 79.00

^ Cartoons / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Cartoons / all * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Crosswords / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Crosswords / all * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Illustrations / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Illustrations / all * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Photography / books

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is to put pix in a book.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Hodder Education 2 photos for book use _Hach 2020 GBP 195.00
Oxford University Press photo for book use 2020 GBP 195.00
Pearson photo for book use _Pearson 2020 GBP 195.00
Westermann photo for use in German school book 2020 EUR 125.00

^ 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
Cyclist photography on location for feature, approximately 4 hours photography and 4 hours post-production - licensed for single issue and web _Dennis 2020 GBP 400.00 GR X
Lea (Swiss mag?) 50 per cent share of fee paid to agency 2020 GBP 5.29
Republik (Switzerland) 50 per cent share of fee paid to agency 2020 GBP 15.35 XX
The Rugby paper photos for centre spread 2020 GBP 50.00 XX
Bauer publishers (Germany) 2 photos _Bauer 2020 EUR 240.00
DOM publishers (Germany) photo 2020 EUR 125.00
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
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

^ 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 online video of an environmental activist - licensed for non-exclusive online use _Assoc 2020 GBP 50.00
Financial Times picture editing day, 8 hours, all photo desks - up from £139 _Nikkei 2020 GBP 145.00 X

^ Photography / online

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is for online publication.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
A trade union client photographing a conference - for any use within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 430.00
One member reports their minimum rate per historic photo, exclusive - up to one year online 2020 USD 800.00
One member reports their minimum rate per historic photo, non-exclusive - up to one year online; additional US$500 per share button 2020 USD 300.00

^ Photography / other

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
A trade union client evening conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 500.00
A trade union client evening conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 360.00
A trade Union client one hour coverage of Union Learn teaching session - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 315.00
A trade Union client one hour coverage of Union Learn teaching session - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 315.00
A trade union client one day photographing - time at venue 4.5 hours plus processing, editing, selection - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 430.00
A trade union client twenty headshots and one group photo - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 367.00
A trade union client one day photographing - time at venue 5 hours plus processing, editing, selection - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 480.00
A trade union client one-day conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 500.00
A trade union client half day at conference plus processing time - for any client-owned web site and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 430.00
A trade union client two hours at venue plus processing time - half day - for any client owned web site use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 367.00
A trade union client conference - 5 hours at venue plus processing time - one day - for any client-owned web site use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 480.00
A trade union client conference - 8 hours at venue plus processing time, one day charged - for any client owned web site use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 500.00
Event 2 hours plus editing 2020 GBP 150.00
Event 2 hours plus editing 2020 GBP 150.00
Large charity client magazine feature - for any client-owned web site use and within internal publications 2020 GBP 180.00 X
Large charity client magazine feature - for any client-owned web site use and within internal publications 2020 GBP 180.00
Large charity client magazine feature - for any client-owned web site and within internal publications 2020 GBP 207.00
PR client 1 pic for use on website, small 2020 GBP 50.00 X
Private citizen one 13 x 11 32-page 50-photograph photo book and 2 PDF copies on CD - for personal use only 2020 GBP 280.00
Retail client for PR shoot - for display use in store only - no expressed time limit 2020 GBP 150.00
Retail client for PR 2 hours photo + post processing - for any PR use and within internal publications 2020 GBP 250.00 X
Retail client for PR two hours at venue plus processing time - half day - for any client-owned web site use and internal publications 2020 GBP 250.00

^ Photography / pr

Public Relations work should attract much higher rates than reporting work, even for the same client. So ask what the pictures are for! (Also try Photography / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
A PR company photographing a conference - any PR use within internal publications , production/exes £40 2020 GBP 350.00
A religious client photographing presentations - for any use within internal publications 2020 GBP 150.00 X
A trade union client photographing a conference - for any use within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 475.00
A trade union client photographing a conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 475.00
A trade union client photographing a conference - for any use within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 340.00
A trade union client 2-hour press conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 275.00
A trade union client 1-day conference - for any PR use and within internal publications _TU 2020 GBP 450.00 X
Corporate sponsor shot branded print (unframed): provision of 24"x19" shot of player with sponsor branding, for single print use 2020 GBP 72.00 GR ???
Personal portrait personal portrait - for any use by subject 2020 GBP 150.00 X
PR client magazine feature - for any client-owned web site use and within internal publications 2020 GBP 200.00
PR for a manufacturing company photographing an individual - for any use within internal publications 2020 GBP 400.00
Retail client for PR two hours at venue plus processing time - half day - for any client-owned web site use and within internal publications 2020 GBP 250.00
Shelter (housing charity) pictures for annual report 2020 GBP 500.00
Small charity made and edited video with own equipment - expenses on top 2020 GBP 350.00 X

^ Photography / regional

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

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Down Recorder call-out fee of £15 then pays per image used - expenses include ferry fees, mileage at 40p per mile, images are non-exclusive for for use online and in print and photographer maintains copyright 2020 GBP 5.00 GR XXXX
Down Recorder photo for print and digital use, copyright maintained by photographer, expenses and mileage paid 2020 GBP 15.00 GR XXXX
Down Recorder image for print 2020 GBP 0.00 GR XXXX
Jersey Evening Post photos for match report 2020 GBP 100.00
Schriften etwas (Illegible Swiss paper) 50 per cent share of fee paid to agency 2020 GBP 70.15
Dix newspapers (?) photos of protest, each (via agency?) 2020 GBP 8.27 XXX
Local newspaper publisher out-of-court settlement for unauthorised use of photo(s) 2020 GBP 624.00

^ Punditry / not broadcast

Being interviewed as an expert and punditry in general. Except, for historical reasons, the majority of this work, which is done for broadcasters - see Broadcasting / news, Broadcasting / regional and Broadcasting / other. There, going rates apply - see the Fees Guide link. Here, negotiations are wide open.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Punditry / not broadcast * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Retainers / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Retainers / all * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Shifts / books

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / books * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Shifts / mags

Writing and editing work for magazines, paid by the day or the hour. Mostly sub-editing: checking and proofreading copy and making it fit the house style and design. (Actual publication/programme names appear before publishers and generic rates.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
New Scientist editing day - 2020 GBP 175.00
New Scientist editing day 2020 GBP 175.00 GR
Telegraph magazines subbing day (plus holiday pay) 2020 GBP 150.00 XX
Telegraph supplement chief subb, per day (plus holiday pay) 2020 GBP 160.00 XX
The Diplomat 10 hour (subbing?) day - 2020 GBP 140.00
The Diplomat 10 hour (subbing?) day 2020 GBP 140.00
Full-time intern per month 2020 GBP 1450.00
Unnamed magazine editing day 2020 GBP 225.00 GR

^ Shifts / news

Writing and editing work for national newspapers, paid by the day or the hour. Mostly sub-editing: checking and proofreading copy and making it fit the house style and design. (Actual publication/programme names appear before publishers and generic rates.

See also regional newspapers.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
i paper news reporting day _Assoc 2020 GBP 153.00 GR
Independent Lifestyle shift _INM 2020 GBP 100.00 GR XX
Sun online political reporting day, 8 to 9 hours _NI 2020 GBP 120.00 XXXX
Telegraph website editing day _BarcB 2020 GBP 150.00 GR X
Newsflare weekend editor day 2020 GBP 150.00

^ Shifts / online

Writing and editing work primarily for online-only use, paid by the day or the hour.

In August 2012 we moved rates for online editions of newspapers and magazines into the 'news' or 'mags' listings.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / online * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Shifts / other

Work paid by the day or the hour that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Inside Housing reporting day _Ocean 2020 GBP 160.00
History book research and fact checking day (for 3 months) 2020 GBP 120.00
unnamed BBC World Service programme production day (note house agreement rate for domestic BBC) _BBC 2020 GBP 190.00
Various EMAP titles reporting day up to 2020 GBP 170.00

^ Shifts / pr

See also Shifts / other...

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
YunoJuno.com agency Copywriter day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 375.00
YunoJuno.com agency Creative Strategist day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 375.00
YunoJuno.com agency Copywriter day - top 10 per cent from 2020 GBP 500.00
YunoJuno.com agency Designer day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 315.00
YunoJuno.com agency PR manager or editor day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 385.00
YunoJuno.com agency PR manager or editor day - top 10 per cent from 2020 GBP 580.00
YunoJuno.com agency Social media content writer day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 342.00
YunoJuno.com agency Social media manager day - top 10 per cent from 2020 GBP 500.00
YunoJuno.com agency Social media content writer day - commonest rate (mode) 2020 GBP 200.00
YunoJuno.com agency Brand Strategist day - top 10 per cent from 2020 GBP 850.00

^ Shifts / regional

Writing and editing work for regional newspapers, paid by the day or the hour. Mostly sub-editing: checking and proofreading copy and making it fit the house style and design. (Actual publication/programme names appear before publishers and generic rates)

See also national papers.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Belfast Telegraph reporting day - as reported to journoresources.org.uk - from the Rate for the Job! _INM 2020 GBP 84.00 XX
Derby Telegraph unspecified work per hour _TMG 2020 GBP 10.00 X

^ Teaching / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Teaching / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
City University One hour teaching, including 1 hour prep 2020 GBP 63.26

^ Tip-offs / news

* Tell us what you've been paid for Tip-offs / news * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Translation / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Translation / all * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, other / books

Words whose primary purpose is to appear in a book. We'll worry about how to tabulate royalty deals when you send some.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / books * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, other / mags

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a magazine.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Economist Pieces of varying length for various online sections - flat freelance rate with no expenses __misc 2020 GBP 100.00 XXXX
Forbes magazine online Seven short items for online edition - plus per-hit add-on (not lucrative!) 2020 USD 500.00 X
New York Herald Tribune Review Virginia Woolf records in September 1927 reviewing Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women for £120 - in 2019 money 2020 GBP 7600.00 O
Project (Association for Project Management) a one-off last-minute commission when another writer proved unavailable - flat freelance rate with no expenses 2020 GBP 250.00 X
Spectator live music review, 600 words @ £150 for print use only = 2020 GBP 250.00
Sunday Times Magazine article on cave paintings in the Colombian Amazon - easily a week of work 2020 GBP 1000.00 O
The Ecologist magazine news and op-ed writing - no terms agreed no exes 2020 GBP 0.00 XXXX
Trade magazine Re-use of text from an email newsletter 2020 USD 200.00
Trade magazine Re-use of text from an email newsletter 2020 USD 400.00
US magazines Virginia Woolf records that in July 1923 - before she was famous - US magazines were offering her £25 for reviews - in 2019 prices that is: 2020 GBP 1523.00

^ Words, other / news

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a national newspaper. See also regional papers.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Daily Mail feature, full-page _Assoc 2020 GBP 800.00 O
Guardian on farm animal welfare topics, length unspecified _GMG 2020 GBP 200.00
Mail online page lead _Assoc 2020 GBP 40.00 XXXX
Mail Online full-page story, length unspecified _Assoc 2020 GBP 40.00 XXX
The Times news page lead - _NI 2020 GBP 140.00 X

^ Words, other / online

In August 2012 we moved rates for online editions of newspapers and magazines into the 'news' or 'mags' listings.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Independent IndyBest feature _INM 2020 GBP 100.00 XXX

^ Words, other / other

Work paid by the piece, for example, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / other * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, other / pr

Writing for Public Relations should attract much higher rates than reporting. There's the 'selling your soul' aspect... But, practically, there's the time it takes. PR clients love meetings. Lots of them. Long ones. Meetings are what they do. (Also try Words, other / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Commercial blog posts - average-ish each post - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 150.00
Commercial blog posts - top 15 per cent of writers each post - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 300.00
Marketing emails each email - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 200.00
Marketing emails - top whack each email - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 500.00
Online articles - average-ish for US writers each post - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 300.00
Online articles - top 11 per cent of US writers each post - as reported to www.makealivingwriting.com 2020 USD 1000.00

^ Words, other / regional

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, per 1000 / books

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a book. Only do this if the rate is good and you expect sales to be minimal. Otherwise, go for royalties. Percent of gross, my child, always remember percent of gross sales.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Book on the band Queen 300-word update @ $200 2020 USD 666.00

^ Words, per 1000 / mags

Work paid by the thousand words, 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 Words, per 1000 / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Amateur Photographer Op-ed - £75 for 400 words - as reported to journoresources.org.uk 2020 GBP 188.00
Bandcamp Daily music writing - according to whopayswriters.com 2020 USD 530.00
Camadian Geographic feature - according to whopayswriters.com _NatGeo 2020 USD 1000.00
Esquire feature - according to whopayswriters.com _Hearst 2020 USD 1330.00
Fortean Times 800 words comment @ £50 = 2020 GBP 62.50 XXX
Fortean Times _Dennis 2020 GBP 75.00 XXX
Kinfolk (US print magazine) feature 2020 USD 500.00
Professional Engineering 2020 GBP 200.00 X
Spectator interview feature 1000-1200 words - print use only 2020 GBP 250.00
Spectator live music review 800 words @ £200 for print use only = 2020 GBP 250.00
Teen Vogue profile or interview - via whopayswriters.com _CondN 2020 USD 310.00
The Atlantic opinion or essay - according to whopayswriters.com 2020 USD 560.00
The Criterion Offered by T.S. Eliot to Virginia Woolf for 'Character in Fiction' in 1924 - £20 for 5000 words - Second British Serial Rights - and her Hogarth Press went on publish it a third time 2020 GBP 245.00
The Register feature - 2020 GBP 250.00
The Register feature 2020 GBP 250.00
Variety report - according to whopayswriters.com 2020 USD 130.00 XXX
Vice 2500 words @ £2000 no exes = 2020 GBP 800.00
A music magazine Re-use of article published in 1986 - 7000 words @ £800 _Bauer 2020 USD 114.00
Small magazine column on continental comics and graphic novels 2020 GBP 35.00 XX
Small trade magazine 400-word interview on women in wood work @ £25 2020 GBP 62.50 XX

^ Words, per 1000 / news

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a national newspaper. See also regional newspapers.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Daily Mail Inspire (Monday pages of Femail) first-person writing _Assoc 2020 GBP 500.00 GR O
Sunday Times Arts writing _NI 2020 GBP 400.00 GR
Christian Science Monitor profile or interview - according to whopayswriters.com 2020 USD 360.00
Daily Mail double page spread - as reported to journoresources.org.uk _Assoc 2020 GBP 500.00
Daily Mail double page spread - kill fee - as reported to journoresources.org.uk _Assoc 2020 GBP 300.00
Guardian news report, 500 words @ £160 , - exclusive use _GMG 2020 GBP 320.00
Guardian exclusive 1000 word news story - licensed for exclusive use and syndicated for £173 on top _GMG 2020 GBP 330.00 GR
Guardian 950-word investigative piece, published on page 4 @ £299.50 = _GMG 2020 GBP 315.00
Guardian weekend magazine feature - 2500 words @ £1250 _GMG 2020 GBP 500.00
Guardian obituary, free-use photo supplied; print and online - online and print, 880 words @ £273.40 = _GMG 2020 GBP 311.00
New York Times op-ed _NYT 2020 USD 500.00
Telegraph 510-word article published on page 17 @ £100 = _BarcB 2020 GBP 196.00
Africa Science News Service report - according to whopayswriters.com 2020 USD 1000.00
Al Jazeera English as reported to journoresources.org.uk 2020 USD 350.00

^ Words, per 1000 / online

In August 2012 we moved rates for online editions of newspapers and magazines into the 'news' or 'mags' listings, as newspapers and magazines integrate print and online. These should be rates for purely-digital publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / online * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, per 1000 / other

Work paid by the thousand words that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or purely-online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Telegraph exclusive and breaking story about parallel lockdowns run by armed groups in the Colombian countryside - 5 days of research and verification - final article turned around in 24 hours after pitching - 600 words @ £120 = _BarcB 2020 GBP 200.00 XXXX

^ Words, per 1000 / pr

Writing for Public Relations should attract much higher rates than reporting. There's the 'selling your soul' aspect... But, practically, there's the time it takes. PR clients love meetings. Lots of them. Long ones. Meetings are what they do. (Also try Words, per 1000 / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.

^ Words, per 1000 / regional

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
No recently reported rates were found here. Please try the links below.
 
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 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