[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Shifts

Updated: 2022-07-19

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.

^ Shifts / books

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Courier graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Lars Wagner design a book (8 hours) 2017 GBP 500.00
Publishing graphic design day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00 GR
Publishing/arts & heritage graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00

^ 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
Pre-School magazines (various licensed to well-known brands) design, layout and pre-press delivery of a 36-page pre-school magazine. - (self-employed via a third-party outsourcer) _Score 2022 GBP 1400.00

^ 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
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^ 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
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^ 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
Software design & development user experience (ux) consultant designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 700.00

^ 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
Anthropologie graphic design day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 200.00
Architecture and design media freelance journalist day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 400.00
Banking senior ux designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 550.00
Banking design and ux day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 450.00
Branding graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Branding / design design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 375.00
Branding / design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Branding / design copywriter day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 400.00
Branding / design senior designer / design director day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Climate/energy communications and graphic design day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 USD 296.00
CNN graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Consultancy lead ux designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 450.00
Creative art director/designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Creative designops day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 1000.00
Creative design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Creative, advertising etc digital designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Deloitte graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Design senior designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Design designer/developer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Design design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 450.00
Design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 260.00
Design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 240.00
Design design consultant day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 500.00
Design senior designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 320.00
Design designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design senior designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design design director / product / experience designer (snr) day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 1000.00
Design ux director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 500.00
Design graphic designer (mid-senior) day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Design senior designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 USD 360.00
Design creative dirsctor day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 600.00
Design creative dirsctor day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 600.00
Design digital designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 650.00
Design digital marketing services day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design graphic design & branding day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design & ux head of design & ux day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 700.00
Design / branding / visuals graphic designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Design / broadcast design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 375.00
Design / fashion mid weight graphic designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Design / tech designer, developer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 625.00
Digital design / developer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 270.00
Digital web designer and developer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 750.00
Digital front end & ux graphic design day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 330.00
Digital web designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Digital markting design lead day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 600.00
Experiential marketing designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 280.00
Fashion graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 EUR 400.00
Fashion senior product designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 USD 450.00
Finance ux designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 EUR 600.00
Fintech lead ux designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 475.00
Freelance designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Google design and advertising creative day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 375.00
Graphic design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Graphic design design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 430.00
Graphic design design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Graphic design designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 400.00
Graphic design freelance graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 240.00
Graphic design middleweight creative day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Graphic design graphic designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Graphic design digital designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 100.00
Graphic design & branding senior designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Graphic design (corporate communications) design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 320.00
Graphic/web design creative director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 800.00
Interior design senior designer/ creative consultant day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Internet content designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 475.00
Law Firm designer per hour (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 USD 30.00
Marketing copywriter & web designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Marketing/advertising graphic designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 250.00
Media motion designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
Social-advermarketing middleweight motion designer day up to (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Tech senior product designer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 USD 400.00
Technology content design day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 430.00
University of Oxford design & web development director / designer / developer day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 300.00
Vodafone design director day (via #FreelancerPayGap) 2020 GBP 350.00
YunoJuno.com agency Designer day - average (mean) 2020 GBP 315.00

^ 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
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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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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
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Recently reported rates all from the past few months