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

Updated: 2018-09-21

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.

Shifts / pr

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* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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4 Children charity, PR manager day 2007 GBP 110.00 XXXX
Police press officer day 9am-5pm 2007 GBP 150.00
The Londoner feature writing and subbing days _HMG 2004 GBP 160.00
A+M Records day writing covers 1993 GBP 150.00
Active Promotions day hosting competition winner 2002 GBP 400.00 O
Annual Report design per day 2001 GBP 150.00
Arts organisation media consultancy (day?) 2013 GBP 200.00
Avatar International property company public relations per hour 2003 GBP 20.00 XX
BMG records day with new artist to advise on interview technique _Bert 2003 GBP 200.00
Book Club Associates proofreading, per hour 2004 GBP 10.00 XXX
Business consultancy day editing web copy 2012 GBP 300.00 O
CAFOD day in press office 2005 GBP 150.00
Clive Davis partnership writing day 2002 GBP 300.00
CNBC producing corporate TV/web content, per day _NBC 2013 GBP 230.00
Copywriting - ProCopywriters network survey beginners per hour 2017 GBP 30.00
Copywriting - ProCopywriters network survey very experienced per hour 2017 GBP 100.00
Copywriting - ProCopywriters network survey ouside London per day 2017 GBP 339.00
Copywriting - ProCopywriters network survey in London per day 2017 GBP 426.00
Dairy Council of Northern Ireland subbing day 1994 GBP 190.00
Department of Trade + Industry writing + subbing for staff magazine, per day FBS plus repeat use in DTI publications _HMG 2004 GBP 162.00
Earache (metal label) Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video 2006 GBP 350.00
Electronic press kits interview top-rank musicians on or off camera 2010 GBP 1500.00
Electronic press kits interview your mates who are musicians 2010 GBP 5000.00
Electronic press kits interview musicians on or off camera - from 2010 GBP 350.00
Energy company editing corporate anniversary book (12 chapters/48,000 words) 2007 GBP 1500.00
Exhibition CH on-site press officer, day 2006 GBP 350.00 O
Food That Matters PR event 2008 GBP 280.00
Government department web editing (no marking up) per day _HMG 2007 GBP 400.00 O
Government department/agency Annual contract - 6 writing days a month for web, newsletters, blog etc), maintaing webpages, advising on communications office and travel paid, not taxed at source, all rights _HMG 2013 GBP 250.00 O
Housing association copywriting day - including engaging photographer at nearly £500/day 2006 GBP 500.00 X
ICLP ad agency subbing hour 2004 GBP 20.00
IKEA catalogue (publisher: Cabal) 1 week subbing - we do hope this is a daily rate! 2002 GBP 110.00 X
IPC 'advertorial' writing day _IPC 1996 GBP 110.00
IPC Advertorials (IPC Creative) subbing and writing in-house _IPC 2006 GBP 130.00 GR X
Large marketing agency researching and drafting "white paper" per day working from home 2016 GBP 450.00 O
London Borough of Greenwich subbing day _HMG 1993 GBP 200.00
London Borough of Greenwich subbing day _HMG 1993 GBP 150.00
M+S reporting day 1992 GBP 100.00
Matches Fashion subbing day 8:00am to 6:30pm - offered 2017 GBP 175.00
Medium-sized corporation corporate writing, 8 hour day with lunch 2007 GBP 450.00
Miller Freeman Subbing per press release _MF 1997 GBP 5.00 XX
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100.00
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100.00
Non-governmental organisation (small) copywriting day 2006 GBP 165.00 X
Online industry-specific magazine Writing and editing, agreed per day all rights 2017 GBP 600.00 O
Prudential reporting day 1992 GBP 100.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1996 GBP 100.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1996 GBP 100.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95.00
Redwood Publishing designing ('reduced to 90 for new freelances -- a worrying and disturbing trend') _Redwood 1993 GBP 95.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 100.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95.00
Redwood Publishing editing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 120.00
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95.00
Regional publicity for Government ministries. day shifts in PR office, writing, researching etc. _HMG 2003 GBP 110.00 X
Sainsbury's Subbing day 2011 GBP 130.00 XXX
SJ Berwin website editing/copywriting day for law firm partner and associate profiles 2013 GBP 1600.00 O
Small company copywriting - in Chinese - per hour; a translator says 'should be double that' 2006 GBP 50.00 XXX
small music promoter six days writing press release, obtaining pix from friend of band, researching media in north west UK, sending out press releases, phoning to check contacts no exes 2009 GBP 400.00
Sony Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video _Sony 2006 GBP 350.00
Tech blog web design, blogging, for bank, per day 2012 GBP 300.00 O
Tech blog (Technology Strategy Board) blogging, per day 2012 GBP 200.00 O
Texaco publications subbing day 1993 GBP 150.00
Texaco publications subbing day 1993 GBP 220.00
Unison (union 'expresses embarrassment at paying below FFG rates') _TU 1994 GBP 80.00
Universal Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video _Vivendi 2006 GBP 200.00
unnamed bank's in-company magazine editing day 2013 GBP 700.00 O
 
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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