[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: Shifts / mags

Updated: 2018-10-14

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 / 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.

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* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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25 Beautiful Homes subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 130.00 XX
Accounting and Business subbing day, 7 hours 2013 GBP 164.00 O
Africa Confidential subbing day 2017 GBP 160.00
Africa Report subbing day 2013 EUR 180.00 O
Amateur Gardening subbing day usually taxed at source _IPC 2008 GBP 130.00 GR X
Antiques Trade Gazette specialist trade paper subbing day 2006 GBP 160.00 O
Architect's Journal subbing day 2010 GBP 150.00
Arise editorial day in office 2010 GBP 200.00 O
ASLEF: The Locomotive Journal editing shifts (substituting during ed's hol) _TU 2008 GBP 140.00 X
Attitude subbing day 2017 GBP 130.00 GR
Autosport subbing 6 hours _HM 1996 GBP 250.00
B Never Too Busy copy editing or copy writing shift 2009 GBP 225.00
B+Q Inspired Living subbing day _Forward 2007 GBP 140.00
BBC Countryside magazine 8-hour shift including 1-hour lunch break (for entry-level journalist) _BBC 2015 GBP 100.00 XX
Betting Business International day shift of unspecified activity _Ziff 2016 GBP 65.00 XXXX
BMJ careers providing news and feature first edits, per hour 2006 GBP 35.00
BMJ Learning editing day 2013 GBP 200.00
Boat International 7-hour subbing day 2016 GBP 140.00 GR
Bookseller layout sub day _VNU 2010 GBP 140.00
Boots Health Club subbing day _Redwood 2007 GBP 140.00
Brides 8 hours - work unspecified _CondN 2016 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Broadcast subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 130.00
Broadcast subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 135.00
Building Subbing two days _Builder 2011 GBP 150.00 XXXX
Building subbing shift _Builder 2002 GBP 140.00 O
Cassari (what?) live interview per hour 2015 GBP 120.00
Caterer and Hotel Keeper Subbing per day _RBI 2001 GBP 125.00 GR
Chat subbing day _IPC 2004 GBP 110.00 X
Closer subbing day _Bauer 2012 GBP 130.00 X
Closer subbing day taxed at source _EMAP 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Computer Weekly (TechTarget, Inc.) subbing day __misc 2013 GBP 150.00
Construction News subbing day, 7 hours _EMAP 2013 GBP 160.00
Construction News subbing Sunday _EMAP 2002 GBP 135.00
Construction News reporting day - plus exes _EMAP 2001 GBP 210.00 O
Cream; media round-up subbing day (approx) not taxed at source 2013 GBP 150.00
Current Archaeology (Current Publishing) subbing day 2013 GBP 120.00 XX
Dare subbing day, 7.5 hours _Hach 2009 GBP 120.00 X
Drapers subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 130.00
East End Life (Tower Hamlets Borough Council) subbing day _HMG 2002 GBP 130.00
Easy Gardening subbing day taxed at source _BBC 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Economia subbing day 2012 GBP 160.00
Electronics Weekly production desk shift (2004) _RBI 2007 GBP 170.00
Elle Deco subbing day taxed at source _Hach 2007 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Elle Decoration subbing day (holiday pay on top) _Hach 2007 GBP 120.00 GR X
Elle Decoration subbing 8hr day not taxed at source _Hach 2004 GBP 120.00 GR X
Elle art director day _Hach 2008 GBP 150.00 XX
Elle subbing day _Hach 2007 GBP 120.00 XX
ENDS Report (environmental) subbing day _HM 2012 GBP 140.00
ENDS report subbing day _HM 2012 GBP 140.00
ENDS report (environmental news) subbing day , raised from £140 on request, first rate rise since 2006 _HM 2012 GBP 150.00
ENDS Report (environmental) subbing day, £14 holiday pay , down from £150 a day _HM 2013 GBP 120.00 XX
English Language Gazete reporting day negotiated up... still 2011 GBP 117.50 XX
English Language Gazette Reporting day, specialist 2018 GBP 250.00
English Language Gazette reporting day, 7h 2011 GBP 115.50
English Language Gazette picture research (identify and contact rights-holders) 2010 GBP 20.00 ?
Euro RSCG C+O subbing in their office dependent on covering your own social security payments as a travailleur indªpendant - probably contrary to French law 2005 EUR 280.00 GR O
European Perspectives: Circulation journal (Wolters Kluwer) managing editor, per week _SpringV 2013 GBP 900.00 O
Financial Times UK Pensions reporting day _Pearson 2009 GBP 85.00 XXXX
First subbing day _EMAP 2007 GBP 130.00
Flight designer day (time + half?) _RBI 2004 GBP 160.00
Fresh Ideas subbing in-house 2006 GBP 135.00 GR
Full House subbing 9.30am to 6pm one hour lunch _Burda 2007 GBP 120.00
Full House deputy chief sub day (no holiday pay) _Burda 2007 GBP 140.00
Full House chief sub day (no holiday pay) _Burda 2007 GBP 200.00
Gardens Monthly subbing day 2009 GBP 110.00 X
Gas Matters (Economatters Ltd) reporting shift 2003 GBP 140.00
Gaz7etta (men's mag with Grazia) writing day _Bauer 2010 GBP 200.00 O
Glamour subbing day, net of holiday pay _CondN 2009 GBP 120.00
GMB Magazine editing, day, 7 hours _Future 2014 GBP 140.00
GMB Magazine editing, day, 7 hours _Future 2014 GBP 140.00
GP writing day all rights demanded _HM 2007 GBP 150.00 X
GP _HM 2005 GBP 130.00
GQ subbing day _CondN 2015 GBP 125.00
Grocer subbing day _WReed 2010 GBP 110.00 XX
Grouting Business (???!!!) (Crimson) 9-hour shift 2003 GBP 300.00
Hairdresser's Journal subbing day _RBI 2006 GBP 150.00
Hairdressers' Journal nine-hour weekend day writing features, not taxed at source _RBI 2002 GBP 150.00
Hairdressers' Journal day writing news, not taxed at source © grab _RBI 2002 GBP 150.00
Harrods Magazine Subbing shift 9:00 to 5:30 2017 GBP 150.00 GR O
Health Service Journal subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 160.00 GR
Health Service Journal subbing day _EMAP 2004 GBP 150.00
Health Service Journal per day _EMAP 2004 GBP 160.00
Health Service Journal writing shift - 8 hours incl lunch break _EMAP 2004 GBP 150.00 GR
Healthy Magazine subbing day _River 2007 GBP 140.00
Heart Matters (British Heart Foundation / PSP) proofreading from home terms not revealed on commission - 30 days after publication, only with persistent prompting. The legally enforceable £40 late-payment fee I levied was ignored. 2011 GBP 150.00 GR
Heat subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Heat subbing day taxed at source _EMAP 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Hedge Fund Manager Week (Pageant Media) subbing day 2007 GBP 145.00
Hello! 7-hour subbing day _Hola 2016 GBP 152.00 GR
Hello! subbing day _Hola 2013 GBP 152.00
Hello! subbing and writing 2004 GBP 135.00
Homes + Gardens subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 130.00 XX
Horse and Hound three days reporting on competition only expenses paid are mileage at 30p and £5 for lunch _IPC 2013 GBP 230.00
Horse and Hound two days reporting on competition only expenses paid are mileage at 30p and £5 for lunch _IPC 2013 GBP 195.00
Horse and Hound day reporting on competition only expenses paid are mileage at 30p and £5 for lunch _IPC 2013 GBP 157.00
House and Garden subbing day (7 hrs) taxed at source; paid time off on top _CondN 2017 GBP 130.00
House and Garden subbing day _IPC 2008 GBP 130.00 XX
Housing Today subbing day _Builder 2002 GBP 140.00
HR Magazine (Mark Allen Group) subbing day 2013 GBP 150.00
Human Resources subbing, production editing per day _HM 2006 GBP 140.00 GR
Ideal Home and other IPC monthlies subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 130.00 XX
Imbibe (Monomax) editing day 2014 GBP 150.00
In Style subbing day + holiday pay _IPC 2014 GBP 130.00 X
In Style subbing day + holiday pay _IPC 2014 GBP 130.00 X
In Style subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 130.00 XX
Inside Housing subbing day _Ocean 2007 GBP 140.00
Inside Housing subbing day _Ocean 2007 GBP 170.00
Inside Soap subbing day, 7 hours _Hach 2009 GBP 120.00 X
Insurance Times subbing day _NQ 2009 GBP 150.00
Insurance Times updating website, 6am - 8 am, per hour _NQ 2009 GBP 20.00
International Freighting Weekly subbing day _Informa 2006 GBP 150.00
International Freighting Weekly reporting day, terms FBS _Informa 2002 GBP 150.00 O
Investment + Pensions Europe subbing day 2006 GBP 150.00
IPE Real Estate subbing day 2006 GBP 150.00
Jewish Chronicle subbing day 2010 GBP 120.00 X
Junior subbing day _Future 2007 GBP 140.00
Law Society Gazette layout design, subbing and picture research combined, per day 2007 GBP 125.00 XX
Law Society Gazette subbing shift 2005 GBP 125.00 GR
Leeds (university alumni magazine) research for feature (paid on top of word rate) 2008 GBP 180.00 GR O
Leeds (university alumni magazine) feature research and writing day 2007 GBP 170.00 O
Local Government Chronicle subbing day not taxed at source 2013 GBP 150.00
London Lines editing day 2014 GBP 250.00
London Magazine subbing day _Cedar 2006 GBP 140.00
Love It! subbing day taxed at source, holiday paid when requested _NI 2006 GBP 150.00 O
Luxury Travel Production editing, day, full responsibility (they pay same for subbing!) _HM 2008 GBP 140.00
Marketing Direct subbing / production editing per day _HM 2006 GBP 150.00 GR
Marks + Spencer Home Catalogue subbing day _Axon 2007 GBP 150.00
Maxim subbing _Dennis 2004 GBP 130.00
Mazda Zoom Zoom bilingual subbing day taxed at source _Redwood 2009 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Media Week Reporting shift all rights _HM 2007 GBP 140.00 GR
Media Week news editor day _Quantum 2007 GBP 150.00
Media Week reporting day _Quantum 2007 GBP 140.00
Media Week subbing day _HM 2006 GBP 130.00
Men's Fitness subbing day _Dennis 2015 GBP 135.00
Men's Fitness subbing day , not taxed at source _Dennis 2008 GBP 135.00 GR
Men's Fitness subbing day _Dennis 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Men's Health subbing day _Rodale 2008 GBP 120.00 XXX
Metal Bulletin 7 hours reporting 2005 GBP 160.00
Metal Hammer subbing day _Future 2010 GBP 120.00 X
Metropolitan subbing day _Ink 2017 GBP 150.00
Military History Monthly (Current Publishing) subbing day 2013 GBP 120.00 X
Mobile Choice editing, day, 7 hours 2014 GBP 130.00
Mobile Choice editing, day, 7 hours 2014 GBP 130.00
Money Saving Expert editing or news reporting day 2018 GBP 160.00
Money Saving Expert reporting day (7.5 hrs) 2017 GBP 150.00
Money Saving Expert reporting day (7 hours) 2017 GBP 150.00
Money Week editing/writing day 2014 GBP 250.00
Moneywise sub-editing day _RD 2010 GBP 120.00
Mother & Baby subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 120.00 X
Mother & Baby feature editing and writing - 8hr day _Bauer 2013 GBP 140.00
Museums Journal subbing day 2013 GBP 160.00
N magazine (Norwegian airlines inflight magazine) subbing day 09.30-18:00 _Ink 2016 GBP 140.00 GR
Nature Subbing day _SpringV 2017 GBP 205.80 GR
Nature per day, work not specified _Holtzb 2015 GBP 200.00
Nature 7-hour subbing day paid PAYE as casual temporary, paid time off on top, headline freelance rate as per NUJ agreement adjusted for this _Holtzb 2013 GBP 194.88 HA O
Nature subbing day _Holtzb 2006 GBP 179.52
Nature subbing day _Holtzb 2005 GBP 155.00
New Energy Finance online reporting day 2007 GBP 160.00 GR
New Scientist designer/page layout day _RBI 2008 GBP 152.00
New Scientist subbing day _RBI 2007 GBP 174.00 GR
New Scientist stand-in section editor day _RBI 2007 GBP 174.00 GR
New Statesman subbing day _Progres 2017 GBP 160.00 GR
New Statesman one 8-hr day subbing, incl lunch hour _Progres 2007 GBP 140.00
New Woman subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
New! subbing day _NS 2008 GBP 120.00 XX
New! subbing day taxed at source _NS 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
News Africa subbing day 2006 GBP 120.00
NME Subbing day _AOLTW 2017 GBP 150.00 GR
NME subbing day _IPC 2015 GBP 110.00 X
Now subbing day taxed at source, with sick pay and 1 day's holiday pay for every 10 days worked _IPC 2007 GBP 110.00 GR XX
Now & other IPC weeklies subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 120.00 XX
Nursing Standard subbing day _TU 2013 GBP 150.00
Nursing Times subbing day _EMAP 2006 GBP 147.00
Off Licence News/Harpers subbing day _RBI 2009 GBP 130.00 X
Olive subbing day, holiday paid on top _BBC 2006 GBP 130.00
On Air now-closed World Service mag - subbing day _BBC 2006 GBP 140.00
People Management subbing day _Redact 2009 GBP 180.00 GR O
People Management subbing day _Centu 2006 GBP 195.00 O
Pick Me Up subbing day _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 XX
Pink News 9-hour day of unspecified work - 2018 GBP 100.00 XXX
Planning news reporting shift _HM 2012 GBP 150.00
Police Review day writing news, not taxed at source - © grab _Janes 2002 GBP 150.00
PR Week news editor day (back in 2004) _HM 2007 GBP 150.00
Precision Marketing day subbing _Centaur 2004 GBP 120.00
Pregnancy & Birth feature editing and writing day - 8 hours _Bauer 2013 GBP 140.00
Press Gazette subbing day 2008 GBP 150.00
Press Gazette subbing day 9.30am - 6pm 2007 GBP 150.00 GR
Prima Baby subbing day taxed at source _NatMag 2006 GBP 110.00 GR XX
Prima day shift, subbing _NatMag 2001 GBP 110.00
Prima day shift, writing _NatMag 2001 GBP 130.00
Private Eye subbing day (7 hrs) not taxed at source __misc 2017 GBP 200.00
Professional Engineering subbing day not taxed at source _Caspian 2013 GBP 200.00 O
Public Finance reporting day _Pearson 2009 GBP 160.00
Pulse subbing day _UM 2006 GBP 130.00 X
Q subbing day _EMAP 2004 GBP 130.00
Racing Post day reporting _TMG 2002 GBP 100.00
Radio Times subbing day _Immed 2017 GBP 120.00 XXX
Radio Times (Immediate Media) subbing day _Immed 2013 GBP 176.93 X
Radio Times subbing day (plus holiday pay) _Immed 2012 GBP 120.00 XX
Radio Times subbing day (holiday pay on top) _BBC 2007 GBP 120.00 GR X
Radio Times subbing per day, holiday pay on top _BBC 2005 GBP 120.00 GR X
Radio Times subbing day - holiday on top _BBC 2005 GBP 120.00 X
Radio Times subbing day _BBC 2004 GBP 120.00 X
Reader's Digest subbing day (NCTJ qualified Jul04) _RD 2004 GBP 30.00 XXXX
Real Business 9-hour shift _Caspian 2003 GBP 300.00
Real People subbing day taxed at source _Hearst 2012 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Red Bulletin 7 hours (subbing or reporting?) 2016 GBP 150.00
Red subbing day paid gross _Hach 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Regeneration + Renewal reporting day _HM 2009 GBP 140.00
Regeneration + Renewal subbing day _HM 2004 GBP 120.00
Retail Express (Newtrade Publishing) layouts, subbing, news (re)writing 2005 GBP 130.00 GR
Retail Week subbing day _EMAP 2004 GBP 150.00
Retail Week subbing shift 9:30 to 5:30 _EMAP 2017 GBP 160.00 GR O
Reveal subbing day _Hearst 2013 GBP 120.00 GR
Reveal subbing day taxed at source, holiday paid on top _NatMag 2006 GBP 110.00 X
Reveal subbing day _Natmag 2004 GBP 115.00
Revolution subbing day _HM 2007 GBP 150.00 GR
Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian Airways inflight) (produced by Spafax) subbing day 9am-5pm 2014 GBP 130.00 GR
Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian Airways inflight) (produced by Spafax) subbing day 9am-5pm 2014 GBP 130.00 GR
Sainsbury's magazine subbing day 2017 GBP 130.00 XX
Sainsbury's magazine subbing day, 7 hours 2016 GBP 150.00
Sainsbury's Magazine subbing in-house 2006 GBP 130.00 GR
Screen International subbing day _Centaur 2004 GBP 130.00
She subbing day _Natmag 2004 GBP 115.00 X
Shortlist subbing day 2013 GBP 130.00 X
Shortlist writing day 2010 GBP 120.00 X
Shots magazine (Media Business Insight) subbing day 09:30-18:00 2016 GBP 160.00 GR
Sky the magazine subbing day _Brown 2006 GBP 130.00
SkyMag _BSkyB 2009 GBP 140.00
Skymag subbing day, 7 hours _BSkyB 2009 GBP 140.00
Slimming Magazine subbing shift per day _EMAP 2002 GBP 100.00 GR X
Sloane Square subbing day no holiday pay; not taxed at source 2013 GBP 150.00
Soaplife subbing day _IPC 2015 GBP 120.00 GR XXX
Spirit + Destiny subbing taxed at source; £9.29 holiday pay added to day rate _Bauer 2006 GBP 120.00 X
Square Mile subbing and writing day, 7.5 hours _SquareM 2013 GBP 150.00 GR
Style at Home subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 130.00 XX
Style Sunday supplement subbing day _NI 2007 GBP 150.00 X
Sugar subbing day _Hach 2006 GBP 120.00 X
Supermarketing reporting day _RBI 1998 GBP 120.00
Supply Management subbing day _Centu 2002 GBP 174.00 O
Take a Break Subbing day _Bauer 1998 GBP 110.00 X
Tatler subbing, cutting words, no rewrites _CondN 2006 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Tatler light subbing, no rewriting, day _CondN 2006 GBP 120.00 X
Tatler subbing day _CondN 1998 GBP 100.00
Tesco magazine subbing day tax at source; £10 holiday pay added to day rate _Cedar 2006 GBP 135.00
That's Life subbing taxed at source; £9.29 holiday pay added to day rate _Bauer 2006 GBP 120.00 X
The Architect's Journal subbing day _Bauer 2012 GBP 150.00 O
The Author editing Society of Authors quarterly journal, offered per issue _TU 2013 GBP 2200.00
The Builder (and vs. architectural mags) Subbing day _Builder 1998 GBP 115.00
The Criminal Lawyer production editor day _Tottel 2008 GBP 120.00 GR XXXX
The Drinks Business (Union Press) subbing day 2013 GBP 140.00 GR
The Green Parent day shift of unspecified activity __misc 2014 GBP 75.00 X
The Grocer newsdesk day _WReed 2016 GBP 160.00
The Pan European Guide to Media case studies from Cream subbing day not taxed at source 2013 GBP 150.00 GR
Therapy Week reporting day 2001 GBP 147.00
Therapy Weekly writing day _EMAP 2004 GBP 147.00
Third Age matters day and 1/4 it says here... 2018 GBP 200.00
Third Age Matters writing day 2018 GBP 160.00
Third Age matters day of unspecified work 2018 GBP 160.00
Third Age Matters (University of the Third Age) day (writing?) 2017 GBP 200.00
Third Sector production editing _HM 2006 GBP 150.00 GR
Third Sector day writing not taxed at source _HM 2005 GBP 130.00
Times Educational Supplement subbing day, 8 hours Monday to Friday, gross rate _TSL 2014 GBP 150.00
Times Educational Supplement reporting day - research and writing _TSL 2008 GBP 150.00 GR
Times Educational Supplement subbing day, 7 hours; £11 holiday pay on top _NI 2005 GBP 148.00
Times Literary Supplement Picture editing day _TSL 2018 GBP 150.00 GR
Top Gear 7-hour subbing day _Immed 2015 GBP 120.00 X
Top Gear subbing day _BBC 2008 GBP 130.00 X
Top Of The Pops magazine subbing day _BBC 2006 GBP 120.00 XX
Top of the Pops production editor day _BBC 2010 GBP 130.00 X
Total TV Guide listings subbing day _Bauer 2006 GBP 110.00 GR X
Travel Weekly subbing day _RBI 2009 GBP 170.00
Travel Weekly subbing news and features day paid gross _RBI 2006 GBP 130.00 GR
Travel Weekly subbing in-house _RBI 2006 GBP 130.00 GR
TV Easy features subbing, taxed at source _IPC 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
TVQuick/Choice/Bella subbing day _Bauer 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
Virgin Hotline subbing day _Ink 2009 GBP 120.00 X
Vision GMB editing day _TU 2009 GBP 300.00
Visit London online subbing day 7hrs taxed at source 2007 GBP 130.00
Vogue subbing day _CondN 2007 GBP 130.00 X
Vogue subbing day 7hrs _CondN 2007 GBP 450.00 O
Vogue online chief-sub day, regular hours 10am-6pm - _CondN 2018 GBP 130.00 GR XX
Wallpaper travel guides subbing day (holiday paid on top) _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Wallpaper travel guides subbing day (holiday paid on top) _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Wallpaper subbing, rewriting _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 XX
Wallpaper subbing day _IPC 2006 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Wallpaper subbing day _IPC 2006 GBP 120.00 XX
Wallpaper City Guides Subbing shift, 10 to 6 (1 hr lunch). Holiday pay on top. _IPC 2008 GBP 130.00 X
Waterstone's Books Quarterly subbing day 2006 GBP 130.00 GR
Webuser subbing day or production day _Dennis 2016 GBP 130.00 X
Weight Watchers subbing day (cut in March from £130 'due to the recession') _River 2009 GBP 120.00
What's on TV subbing day taxed at source, with sick pay and 1 day's holiday pay for every 10 days worked _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 GR X
What's On TV features subbing, taxed at source _IPC 2006 GBP 120.00 GR X
When Saturday Comes small independent mag, subbing day 2003 GBP 150.00 O
WI Life subbing day 9am to 4pm 2017 GBP 180.00 O
Windpower Monthly production editing day _HM 2009 GBP 150.00
WoI subbing day _CondN 2007 GBP 130.00 X
Woman's Own subbing day _IPC 2009 GBP 120.00 XX
Woman's Own Subbing shift 9:00 to 5:30 _AOLTW 2017 GBP 120.00 GR XX
Woman's Own subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 120.00 XX
Woman's Own Feature writing day, taxed at source, holiday pay on top _IPC 2012 GBP 130.00 GR
Woman's Own deputy chief sub day, holiday on top _IPC 2007 GBP 130.00 X
Woman's Own subbing day taxed at source, with sick pay and 1 day's holiday pay for every 10 days worked _IPC 2007 GBP 110.00 GR XX
Woman's Own subbing day (holiday paid on top) _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 X
Woman's Own subbing day _IPC 2006 GBP 110.00 XX
Woman's Own subbing day _IPC 2006 GBP 110.00 XX
Woman's Weekly subbing day _IPC 2007 GBP 120.00 XX
Woman subbing day _IPC 2017 GBP 120.00 XXX
World of Interiors subbing day (7 hrs) taxed at source; paid time off on top _CondN 2017 GBP 135.00
Your M+S subbing day _Redwood 2007 GBP 135.00
Zest day writing NIBs and features all rights _Hearst 2013 GBP 120.00 GR XX
B2B eco-magazine subbing day 2013 GBP 150.00
B2B magazine picture research per hour working from home, inclusive of phone/internet exes 2006 GBP 18.00
Bauer magazines subbing day _Bauer 2009 GBP 110.00
BBC Bristol (magazines) writing day _BBC 2011 GBP 130.00
BBC pre-school magazines subbing day _BBC 2008 GBP 120.00 XX
BBC Trust 3 days _BBC 2014 GBP 1000.00
BBC Trust 3 days _BBC 2014 GBP 1000.00
BBC Worldwide magazines _BBC 2000 GBP 110.00
Business monthly magazine 8-hour subbing shift 2009 GBP 170.00
Cedar communications subbing day (7 hours) _Cedar 2014 GBP 130.00
Cedar communications subbing day (7 hours) _Cedar 2014 GBP 130.00
Cedar communications subbing day (7 hours) _Cedar 2014 GBP 130.00
Centaur Communications subbing day _Centaur 2011 GBP 160.00
Centaur contract titles subbing day _Centaur 2006 GBP 140.00
Centaur contract titles acting production editor day _Centaur 2006 GBP 170.00
Children's magazines per day design for layout, cover mount gifts, polybags etc, pre press _Immed 2016 GBP 130.00 GR X
Co-op membership magazine subbing day (slashed in March from £140 'due to the recession') _River 2009 GBP 120.00 XX
Condé Nast mags subbing day _CondN 2006 GBP 120.00 X
Consumer magazine writing/subbing day _Brown 2004 GBP 150.00
Contract-publisher magazines subbing and/or writing days not taxed at source 2014 GBP 120.00
Contract-publisher magazines subbing and/or writing days not taxed at source 2014 GBP 120.00
Economist Intelligence Unit subbing country reports, per hour _Pearson 2003 GBP 16.50
Eden publishing features for partworks, per day 2003 GBP 125.00
EMAP Health subbing day _EMAP 1998 GBP 142.00 O
EMAP Performance editing a magazine section _EMAP 2006 GBP 170.00
Forward publishing mag subbing day _Forward 2008 GBP 150.00
Forward Publishing - contract publishing - supermarket mag editor of quarterly magazine - daily rate expenses paid for phone calls _Forward 2003 GBP 250.00 O
Haymarket 8-hour subbing day _HM 2015 GBP 140.00
Haymarket business to business titles subbing day _HM 2007 GBP 150.00 GR
Haymarket Business-to-Business mags production day (7h) _HM 2005 GBP 140.00
Haymarket mags feature writing day _HM 2006 GBP 140.00 GR
Haymarket titles reporting day holiday pay added; taxed at source _HM 2013 GBP 150.00
Haymarket titles subbing day _HM 2012 GBP 150.00
Haymarket titles chief sub day _HM 2003 GBP 145.00
housetohome.co.uk website subbing day, 10% holiday pay on top _IPC 2013 GBP 120.00 XX
Illustrated London News Group titles subbing in-house 2006 GBP 130.00 GR
Informa group offered for subbing day - rejected! _Informa 2008 GBP 90.00 XXX
Instore magazine subbing day 2009 GBP 150.00
John Brown magazines subbing day _Brown 2013 GBP 155.00
launch magazine subbing day _Merrick 2007 GBP 160.00
Leeds University alumni mag research day 2014 GBP 180.00
Magazine Branch survey trade press average subbing day 2005 GBP 141.20
Magazine Branch survey overall average subbing day 2005 GBP 126.50
Magazine Branch survey NUJ-recognised workplace average reporting day 2005 GBP 152.00
Magazine Branch survey overall average reporting day 2005 GBP 138.00
Magazine Branch survey trade press average reporting day 2005 GBP 148.60
Magazine Branch survey consumer press average reporting day 2005 GBP 119.70
Magazine Branch survey NUJ-recognised workplace average subbing day 2005 GBP 132.70
Magazine Branch survey consumer press average subbing day 2005 GBP 118.30
Magazine Branch survey non-recognised workplace average subbing day 2005 GBP 124.80
NewScientist.com web subbing, using bespoke software and HTML coding _RBI 2006 GBP 167.00
PA Entertainment Listings producer - 8 hour shift _PA 2006 GBP 75.00 GR XXX
Progressive Customer Publishing subbing day, 8 hours Monday to Friday, gross rate 2014 GBP 140.00 GR
Project work for News International chief sub day _NI 2006 GBP 170.00
Publicis Blueprint subbing day (contract mags) paid leave on top IF paid PAYE, they say _publicb 2007 GBP 130.00
Science publisher Editing 500 pages 2017 GBP 2000.00
SGT (?) 28-page magazine 2014 GBP 3000.00
SGT (?) 28-page magazine 2014 GBP 3000.00
Trade magazine title 8-hour subbing shift 2009 GBP 205.00
Trade magazines subbing day 2017 GBP 150.00
Trade union editing day on journal _TU 2012 GBP 134.00
transcribing interviews per minute of interview (according to music journalists) - 2018 GBP 1.00 GR
Unison day writing/subbing _TU 2003 GBP 175.00
unnamed magazine subbing day in Derbyshire, advertised at www.thebook.uk.com Trireme Award candiate! 2009 GBP 60.00 XXXX
Unnamed periodical editorial day - was £150 per day, bargained down to £130 with extension of contract 2013 GBP 130.00
unnamed publication subbing day _Centaur 2013 GBP 164.00
Various design for print, layout, covermounts & marketing 2017 GBP 130.00 GR
Virgin TV mag Subbing day 9.30am to 5.30pm _Redwood 2017 GBP 160.00
Women's magazines, various subbing day _CondN 2017 GBP 130.00 XX
Youth & children's magazines (same rate on all titles) per day design for layout, cover mount gifts, polybags plus marketing design work including some digital _Immed 2016 GBP 120.00 GR
 
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