[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: Words, per 1000 / mags

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.

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.)

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* 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
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3Fox International feature no expenses _3Fox 2015 GBP 200.00 GR
Caterer + Hotelkeeper feature print and web use _RBI 2013 GBP 240.00 GR
Cycle Sport , terms All rights _AOLTW 2015 GBP 150.00 X
Spectator book review 800 words @ £350 2012 GBP 438.00 O
24 Housing (owned by 3fox - who they?) 2010 GBP 312.50
Access magazine feature, 1400 words @ £130 2015 GBP 93.00
Accountancy 2010 GBP 300.00 GR
Accounting Technician (Think Publishing) 2012 GBP 350.00
Aeon feature don't know terms 2017 USD 250.00 X
Aeon magazine (online) (Touchstone Trust) online, terms not specified 2013 GBP 350.00 O
Africa Business articles of unspecified length 2012 GBP 160.00 XX
Africa Confidential 2017 GBP 300.00
Africa Investor articles 2012 GBP 260.00
Africa Report 2013 EUR 400.00
Africa Report all rights 2013 EUR 400.00 GR
Africa Report (Jeune Afrique) feature all rights 2010 EUR 400.00 GR
Agreement 1600-word feature for £200 FBS & SBS 2011 GBP 156.25
AirForces Monthly 2011 GBP 50.00 XXX
Alive (USA) 1996 GBP 1050.00
All About History Researching and writing topic all rights to text, text can be republished unattributed and shared with international licensees without writer's permission _Future 2017 GBP 100.00 GR XXX
Alpha feature: 1000 Emirati Dihram on 09/09/13 = 2013 GBP 173.00 GR
Amateur Photographer _IPC 1999 GBP 150.00 X
Anthem feature 2012 GBP 100.00 X
AOR feature _Future 2012 GBP 106.00 XX
Architects' Journal 1997 GBP 150.00
Architects' Journal 1997 GBP 165.00
Arena _EMAP 2006 GBP 400.00
Ars Technica long-form science article - expenses available _CondN 2018 USD 350.00
Art Monthly exhibition review 2013 GBP 100.00 X
Arthritis News 2011 GBP 250.00
Ask Men column, 600 words @ £120 _Ziff 2014 GBP 200.00 X
Audi Magazine (Northstar) 300 words @ £150 = _NorthSt 2011 GBP 500.00
Audience /Live UK feature 2010 GBP 190.00 X
AUTlook (Association of University Teachers) _TU 2004 GBP 333.33
Auto Express news writing, including sourcing and providing appropriate images for free all rights, no expenses _Dennis 2007 GBP 670.00 GR X
Automotive Cog. (Ultima media) 2009 GBP 250.00
Automotive Insight exes 40p per mile 2007 GBP 200.00
Aviation Security International 2500 word includes fee for phonecalls, published in magazine and online (for fee payers) 2008 GBP 250.00 X
Aviation Week online blog item _McGraw 2010 USD 700.00 O
Aviation Week , terms all rights 2009 USD 1000.00 X
Bass Guitar Monthly FBSR & option on website use 2015 GBP 167.00
BBC Travel feature 700 - 900 words @ £220 _BBC 2012 GBP 314.00
Beer (CAMRA) features 2013 GBP 200.00 X
Bella feature FBS _Bauer 2013 GBP 450.00 GR O
Bella magazine (Italian Marie Claire) 800 words @ £80 = 2016 GBP 100.00
Best feature 2014 GBP 400.00
Best feature 2014 GBP 400.00
Best feature 2014 GBP 400.00
Big Issue Cymru _BI 2008 GBP 120.00 GR
Big Issue in the North news feature FBS _BI 2007 GBP 120.00
Big Issue _BI 2008 GBP 165.00 GR
Bird Watching magazine feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 200.00
Bird Watching magazine feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 200.00
Blues reviews 2012 GBP 150.00 X
BMJ 450 words @ £180 all rights 2007 GBP 400.00
Body Language 2008 GBP 220.00
Britain travel FBS _Chelsea 2013 GBP 175.00 GR
British Baker features FBS _Quantum 2004 GBP 150.00 XX
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (Mark Allen Group) FBS + subscription website 2009 GBP 215.00
British Journalism Review 2010 GBP 90.00
British Medical Journal 1300 words @ £395 - 2018 GBP 304.00
BThere travel feature _Ink 2010 GBP 300.00
Business Destinations travel feature no licence specified 2007 GBP 150.00 X
Campaign _HM 2007 GBP 275.00
Canadian Jewish News 800 words @ $CAN 150 = 2017 GBP 106.00 X
Candis (New Hall) 2012 GBP 250.00
Cargo Systems _Informa 2009 GBP 220.00
Catalyst (Commission for Racial Equality) 1800-word feature @ £ 495 = _HMG 2007 GBP 275.00
Catholic Herald 2017 GBP 120.00 X
Catworld _Ashdown 2015 GBP 30.00 XXX
Change Co-operative Bank mag FBS _Redwood 2007 GBP 625.00
Chat - It's Fate 900 words @ £ 200 = _IPC 2014 GBP 222.00
Children + young people now _HM 2010 GBP 230.00
Choice consumer journalism FBS _EMAP 2013 GBP 280.00 GR
CJS Now! 1200 word cover feature @ £550 = FBS, travel expenses paid _HMG 2007 GBP 458.00
Classic Pop features paid £60 per page, approx 500 words , terms vary, sometimes 3 months exclusivity _Anthem 2015 GBP 120.00 XXX
Classic Pop cover feature _Future 2013 GBP 121.00 XX
Classic Pop 350-word review @ £30 = _Future 2013 GBP 86.00 XXX
Classic Pop cover feature sidebar _Future 2013 GBP 100.00 XXX
Classic Pop review, 435 words @ £30 = 2013 GBP 69.00 XXX
Classic Pop review, 375 words @ £ 20 = 2013 GBP 53.00 XXXX
Classic Pop review, 110 words @ £10 = 2013 GBP 91.00 XXX
Classic Rock features, reviews _Future 2017 GBP 100.00 XX
Classic Rock _Future 2010 GBP 200.00 X
Closer _Bauer 2015 GBP 571.00 O
Coast _NatMag 2012 GBP 563.00 O
Commercial Motor feature _Rhineg 2013 GBP 250.00
Community Care _RBI 2008 GBP 220.00 XX
Computer Active words + first-hand screenshots/images - _Dennis 2018 GBP 138.00
Computer Weekly (TechTarget) __misc 2016 GBP 250.00 GR
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 800 words @ £250 = __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250.00
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250.00
Computer Weekly 500 words @ £100 __misc 2014 GBP 200.00 X
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 800 words @ £250 = __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 700 words @ £ 250 = __misc 2014 GBP 357.00
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 700 words @ £ 250 = __misc 2014 GBP 357.00
Computer Weekly 800 words "tech target" @ £250 __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250.00
Condé Nast Traveler US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746.00 O
Condé Nast Traveller 400 words for £160 FBS _CondN 2007 GBP 400.00
Construction News feature article with interviews _EMAP 2017 GBP 275.00
Construction News features 2013 GBP 230.00 GR
Construction News _EMAP 2009 GBP 240.00
Construction News _EMAP 2001 GBP 375.00 O
Construction FBS + website - still discussing pay for rewrite they demanded _EMAP 2008 GBP 244.00
Cornwall Today FBS 2011 GBP 100.00 GR
Cosmopolitan cover story feature in 2007 , all rights _NatMag 2008 GBP 325.00
Cosmopolitan US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060.00 O
Country Life 400 word book review @ £100 = _IPC 2011 GBP 250.00 X
Country Living _NatMag 2007 GBP 667.00 O
Countryfile all rights requested; limited licence negotiated _BBC 2011 GBP 140.00 XX
Countrymans Weekly (Diamond Publishing) non commissioned article terms not given 2014 GBP 35.00 GR XXXX
Countrymans Weekly (Diamond Publishing) non commissioned article terms not given 2014 GBP 35.00 GR XXXX
Countryside (NFU) mileage paid FBS 2014 GBP 300.00
Countryside (NFU) mileage paid FBS 2014 GBP 300.00
Creative Teaching and Learning (Imaginative Minds) 2013 GBP 50.00 GR XX
Cycle Industry News features _Score 2018 GBP 80.00
Cycling Mobility (Verlags Modern) 2012 GBP 375.00
Cyclist All rights _Dennis 2015 GBP 275.00
Daily Mail 1400-word health interview @ £700 = _Assoc 2016 GBP 500.00 O
Dance Today (Dancing Times group) 200 words @ £50 2013 GBP 250.00 X
Design Week feature _Centaur 2012 GBP 400.00
Direct Response _HM 2007 GBP 250.00
Director 2007 GBP 350.00 O
Disability Now (Scope) 650-word news article @ £ 125 , terms not discussed so assume FBS 2010 GBP 192.00
DJ magazine 2012 GBP 100.00 XX
Dogs Monthly 2014 GBP 100.00 X
Dogs Monthly 2014 GBP 100.00 X
Dogs Today 1200 word interview @ £85 SBS - Second British Serial 2007 GBP 71.00 XX
Dredging + Port Construction £10 for photo plus _Fairpl 2011 GBP 250.00
Dredging + Port Construction 1000 words plus 5 photos _Fairpl 2010 GBP 325.00
Drive In Magazine 2000 words @ 20 = £10 2016 GBP 10.00 XXXX
Early Years Educator Education article one use only 2015 GBP 100.00 GR
Easy Living _CondN 2009 GBP 350.00 X
Easyjet Traveller Travel feature, 900 words _Ink 2016 GBP 200.00 X
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333.00
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333.00
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333.00
Easyjet Traveller 900 word article @ £ 300 _Ink 2013 GBP 333.00 GR
EasyJet Traveller front of book and short features FBS _Ink 2013 GBP 300.00 GR
Easyjet Traveller feature _Ink 2011 GBP 300.00
Eater London web feature 1800 words @ £180 - 2018 GBP 100.00 XX
Ecologist feature 2017 GBP 100.00
Economia 2500-word feature @ £875 _Progres 2012 GBP 350.00
Economist 800 word blog @ £300 = __misc 2015 GBP 375.00 O
Economist 500 words @ £ 100 plus £25 per image _Pearson 2014 GBP 200.00 XXXX
Economist 500 words @ £ 100 plus £25 per image _Pearson 2014 GBP 200.00 XXXX
Economist 250 words @ £300 = _Pearson 2013 GBP 1200.00 O
Economist 700-word article for The World in 2013 @ £450 = all rights _Pearson 2013 GBP 643.00 O
Economist 400-word blog @ £160 all rights _Pearson 2013 GBP 400.00 GR O
Economist _Pearson 2012 GBP 417.00
Economist _Pearson 2011 GBP 417.00 X
Economist Espresso briefing 150-word news piece @ £100, all rights 2018 GBP 666.00 GR O
EDF Energy magazine FBS _Cream 2007 GBP 500.00 O
Elle Decoration _Hearst 2012 GBP 700.00 O
Elle feature FBS _Hach 2006 GBP 700.00 O
Empire features _Bauer 2018 GBP 300.00 GR
Empire features _Bauer 2013 GBP 300.00 GR
Energy Risk 30p a word 2011 GBP 300.00
Engineering and Technology 2010 GBP 300.00
Engineering 1997 GBP 300.00
English Language Gazette interview, phone exes paid 2009 GBP 200.00
Entertainment Weekly US$1600 _AOLTW 2006 GBP 867.00 O
Entertainment Weekly feature licence not specified, US$2000 = _AOLTW 2006 GBP 1149.00 O
Entertainment Weekly (USA) album reviews contract all rights plus other bad bits but they say 'just delete what you don't like' no, really! _AOLTW 2006 GBP 1180.00 O
Esquire feature, 900 words @ £500 _Hearst 2014 GBP 555.00 O
Esquire any writing _NatMag 2013 GBP 500.00 O
Esquire _NatMag 2005 GBP 400.00
Esquire US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060.00 O
Estates Gazette 800 word feature @ £300 = FBS _RBI 2007 GBP 375.00 GR O
Etapes International (French design mag) 600 words Euro 416 for 600 words = £587/thou 2010 EUR 693.00 X
Ethical Living feature for family secction 2007 GBP 250.00
Eurograduate features all rights _Setform 2013 GBP 261.00 GR
Euromoney features _Assoc 2013 GBP 350.00
Eurostar magazine feature _Ink 2010 GBP 300.00 X
Eva (250w for #200) _IPC 1998 GBP 800.00
Fabulous FBS _NI 2010 GBP 533.00 GR O
Fabulous FBS _NI 2010 GBP 400.00 GR
Fair Planet report, 350 words @ £85 = 2016 GBP 243.00
Fair Planet 1300 words @ £300 = 2016 GBP 230.00
Fairplay Marine article plus £10 per photo, 20p per mile exes. 2009 GBP 190.00
Farmer's Weekly £640 for 2800-word feature including case studies was based on 2 days, but took 8! _RBI 2013 GBP 229.00
FC Business Intelligence 800 words @ £300 2017 GBP 375.00
Fest 250-word theatre review @ £25 2011 GBP 100.00
Fiesta (Galaxy Publications) work declined 2013 GBP 125.00 XX
Fiesta (Galaxy) 2012 GBP 150.00
Fiesta (Galaxy Publications - er, 'top shelf') features FBSR 2003 GBP 500.00 GR O
Financial Adviser feature writing the whole nine yards - they take everything _Pearson 2014 GBP 200.00 XX
Financial Adviser feature writing the whole nine yards - they take everything _Pearson 2014 GBP 200.00 XX
Financial Teach 2013 GBP 500.00 O
Flybe FBS _Brookl 2007 GBP 375.00
Folk Roots with pic 2009 GBP 120.00 X
Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment) 2012 USD 250.00 X
Fortean Times 4000 words @ £300 talked up from an even worse offer _Dennis 2017 GBP 75.00 XXX
Fortean Times 4000 words @ £300, talked up from even worse standard rate. Rate for photos to be negotiated later, £10 travel paid _Dennis 2017 GBP 75.00 XXX
Fortean Times 1600 words @ £ 100 - they didn't dare offer this member reduced "standard" rate _Dennis 2016 GBP 62.50 X
Fortean Times 3000 words @ £360 - reduced rate :-( _Dennis 2011 GBP 120.00 XXXX
Fortean Times 4000 word feature @ £560 + two 250-word boxes; £100 of fee for picture research), photocopying exes paid; FBS + web _Dennis 2009 GBP 140.00 X
Freemasonry Today desk-based research all rights demanded, currently negotiating FBS rights for web and print 2013 GBP 275.00
Fresh 2 page article, 800 words @ £325 licence not specified _IncisiM 2006 GBP 406.00 HA O
Frieze Arts feature 2011 GBP 250.00
Front feature (has been known to pay £500) 2008 GBP 250.00 GR
FT Business exes £70 _Pearson 2015 GBP 750.00 GR
fVL (Ultima media) 2009 GBP 250.00
Gay Times (online) 700 to 800 word articles 2017 GBP 50.00 XXX
Gaz7etta Grazia _Bauer 2010 GBP 500.00 O
Geographical 2012 GBP 300.00
Glamour _CondN 2010 GBP 500.00 O
Glamour US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746.00 O
Global Health (£640 when reported ) 2011 USD 1000.00 O
Gluten Free Heaven / Free From Heaven writing , terms not specified _Anthem 2016 GBP 0.00 XXXX
Good Housekeeping feature writer retained copyright _NatMag 2015 GBP 666.00 O
Good Housekeeping _NatMag 1998 GBP 350.00
GQ US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746.00 O
Grazia _Bauer 2015 GBP 500.00 O
Grazia news story for '10 Hot Stories' section, 600 words @ £300 = _Bauer 2013 GBP 500.00 O
Grocer FBS and web _WReed 2013 GBP 275.00 O
Guardian short travel pieces for a sponsored supplement _GMG 2013 GBP 350.00 X
Guitar World reuse of (4000-word) feature from 1998 $1000 = 2010 USD 500.00
Harpers Bazaar US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060.00 O
Health Care Risk Review (syndication 50:50 split) 2010 GBP 266.00
Healthy + Organic Living 2008 GBP 250.00
Healthy Magazine FBS _River 2007 GBP 250.00
Hello! 1800 word interview @ £750 FBS _Hola 2007 GBP 417.00 GR
High 50 profile, 600 words @ £160 = "skinflints" 2016 GBP 267.00
History Today 2010 GBP 115.00 X
History Today all rights demanded, licensed FBS 2009 GBP 120.00
History Today 250-word news shorts sent on spec, £50 paid 2009 GBP 200.00 X
Home Farmer 600 words plus photos 2012 GBP 80.00 XX
Home Farmer 2009 GBP 120.00 X
Homes and Gardens 500-word interview and captions @ £350 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 700.00 O
Honcho magazine 2017 USD 500.00
Hospital Post (Europe) 2009 EUR 1000.00 X
Huck magazine feature 2017 GBP 120.00 XX
Human Rights 4000 words @ £90 all rights 2017 GBP 22.50 XXX
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800.00 O
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800.00 O
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800.00 O
Imbibe (Monomax) features 2013 GBP 250.00
Imbibe (Monomax) 2009 GBP 250.00
InAVate (IML Group) 2011 GBP 200.00
Independent review, 800 words @ £0 _Lebedev 2014 GBP 0.00 XX^7
Information Week _VNU 1999 GBP 250.00
Information World Review member says: 'tried to get all rights for all time but forget it' _VNU 2007 GBP 312.00
Inside Housing _TMG 2013 GBP 250.00
Inside Housing 850 word feature @ £212.50 _Ocean 2013 GBP 266.00
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2008 GBP 250.00 GR
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2008 GBP 250.00
Inside Housing features _Ocean 2007 GBP 260.00
Inside Housing features _Ocean 2007 GBP 220.00
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2007 GBP 240.00 X
Inspirations 1998 GBP 400.00
Insurance Day FBS _Informa 2010 GBP 200.00 X
Insurance Times all rights _NQ 2010 GBP 360.00
Investment feature 2012 GBP 300.00
IRIN News (United Nations) all rights 2013 USD 375.00
Jane's Defence Weekly news or features _IHS 2013 GBP 250.00
Jane's _IHS 2015 GBP 220.00
Jane US authors - up to $2000 _Fairch 2002 GBP 1373.00 O
Janes's _IHS 2014 GBP 220.00
Janes's _IHS 2014 GBP 220.00
Jetaway feature _Ink 2013 GBP 300.00
Jewish Independent 850 words @ $CAN 100 = 2017 GBP 48.00 XXX
Kerrang! cover feature _EMAP 2008 GBP 240.00
Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms 2005 GBP 666.00 O
Latin Finance 2018 GBP 350.00 O
Leeds (university alumni magazine) feature FBS 2008 GBP 385.00 GR O
Leeds (university alumni magazine) feature 2007 GBP 370.00 O
Leeds (Leeds University alumni magazine) features, additional days' research paid at Fees Guide rate; FBS 2009 GBP 375.00 GR O
Lexus (it's about cars) 1999 GBP 440.00
Life (county magazine) 650-750 words @ £150 = _ECN 2007 GBP 230.00
Lloyd's Loading List feature , All rights _Informa 2011 GBP 220.00 X
Lloyds Register +42p/mile 2008 GBP 180.00
Lloyds Register 1000 words + 40p per mile exes 2008 GBP 180.00
Lloyds Register exes 40p per mile 2007 GBP 190.00
Lloyds TSB magazine FBS _Cream 2007 GBP 500.00 O
Lloyds 40p per mile exes 2008 GBP 190.00
Local Government News features _HM 2014 GBP 160.00 X
Local Secrets 500-600 words @ £20: no exes; all rights taken, moral rights waived, photo expected, no pay, no further royalities, perpetual publishing rights, very fiddly pitch system, turned down 2015 GBP 40.00 GR XX
London Review of Books £10 per photo on top; 40p/mile expenses 2010 GBP 210.00
Look feature all rights _IPC 2010 GBP 850.00
Loud & Quiet magazine features, interviews, reviews, etc... the whole shebang 2016 GBP 0.00 XXXX
Marie Claire US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060.00 O
Marie Claire USA US$1250 = _Hearst 2003 GBP 800.00 O
Marine News 40p/mile exes _Fairpl 2010 GBP 195.00
Market Trade News 2008 GBP 250.00
Marketing _HM 2007 GBP 260.00
Marketing _HM 2007 GBP 250.00
Materials Recycling _Bauer 2009 GBP 230.00
Maxim feature _Dennis 2008 GBP 300.00 GR
Maxim _Dennis 1996 GBP 700.00
Media Week _HM 2009 GBP 500.00 GR
Media Week _HM 2007 GBP 250.00 GR
MEED _EMAP 2009 GBP 250.00
Men's Health _NatMag 2011 GBP 400.00
Mental Health Today features 2009 GBP 250.00
Metal Bulletin Monthly _Assoc 2009 GBP 300.00
Metal Bulletin (Euromoney) _Assoc 2010 GBP 300.00
Middle East Eye print and online 2016 USD 350.00
Mixmag music writing _DH 2015 GBP 250.00 O
Modern Railways 2000-word feature article with interviews - haggled up from £350 to £370 , no terms agreed _Key 2018 GBP 185.00 X
Modern Railways Feature article, took at least 8hrs to research interview and write - 2000 words @ £350 = _Key 2014 GBP 175.00
Modus magazine (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) researching and writing feature article plus three sidebars including profile interviews all global rights + all moral rights waived 2017 GBP 400.00
Mojo 500-word online blog (per Mojo mag freelance agreement) _Bauer 2009 GBP 300.00 GR
Mojo opinion/blog _Bauer 2009 GBP 300.00
Mojo Q&A feature FBS + other by agreement with Q/Mojo freelance group _Bauer 2009 GBP 274.00 GR
Mojo features FBS + other use per agreement with Q/Mojo freelance group _Bauer 2009 GBP 304.00 GR
Mojo Blog (commissioned) terms as Q/Mojo freelance agreement _EMAP 2007 GBP 300.00
Mojo online blog _Bauer 2009 GBP 250.00
Moneywise 2000 words @ £400 = £200 _Moneyw 2014 GBP 200.00 XX
Moneywise _RD 1998 GBP 333.33
Monocle features 2009 GBP 700.00 O
Monocle FBS + web 2007 EUR 1000.00
Movies Magazine 2000 words @ 20 = £10 2016 GBP 10.00 XXXX
Ms London _INM 1998 GBP 175.00 X
Ms London _INM 1998 GBP 175.00
Munchies (Vice media) A Quietus Interview 20p per word 2016 GBP 200.00 GR
Museums Journal feature FBS and web 2008 GBP 250.00 GR
Music Choice 1996 GBP 250.00
Music Week feature _Intent 2010 GBP 170.00 X
Music Week feature no terms specified at commission, assume FBS _UM 2010 GBP 172.00
Musician (Musicians' Union) feature , terms FBSR (quarterly) plus audio version for visually impaired union members _TU 2008 GBP 250.00
Muso interview , not sure of terms _Rhineg 2013 GBP 90.00 X
Muso _Impromp 2009 GBP 150.00 GR X
My Weekly 750 DPS for £ 300 , FBS _DCT 2008 GBP 400.00 O
National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City) first serial rights (print and online) 2012 USD 250.00 X
National Geographic Travel _NatGeo 2012 GBP 201.00 X
National Geographic _NatGeo 2011 GBP 210.00 XX
National Review feature 2013 GBP 155.41 GR
Natural Health 1800 words @ £250 FBS 2007 GBP 139.00 GR X
Nature Index 450 words @ £450 = _SpringV 2018 GBP 1000.00
Network News _VNU 1996 GBP 160.00
Network Week _VNU 1999 GBP 160.00
New African feature profile of African superstar - all rights 2018 GBP 120.00 XXXX
New Consumer _CondN 2008 GBP 200.00 GR
New Consumer 2008 GBP 200.00 GR
New Humanist 2009 GBP 100.00 XX
New Internationalist 2018 GBP 250.00
New Internationalist 3000 words for £500 2011 GBP 167.00
New Internationalist 2011 GBP 230.00
New Internationalist 2010 GBP 230.00
New Law Journal (Butterworth) _RBI 1998 GBP 125.00 ?
New Scientist news report: 500 words @ £245 = all rights and firstborn, if any _RBI 2013 GBP 390.00
New Scientist 500 words @ £210 all rights and firstborn _RBI 2013 GBP 420.00 O
New Scientist per published 1000 words all rights _RBI 2013 GBP 660.00
New Scientist online news article , terms all rights + first born _RBI 2009 GBP 440.00 GR
New Scientist commissioned features - US writers _RBI 2008 USD 1220.00
New Scientist all rights demanded _RBI 2007 GBP 500.00
New Scientist all rights demanded _RBI 2007 GBP 500.00 GR
New Statesman 1600 words @ £75 = _Progres 2016 GBP 47.00 XXX
New Statesman _Progres 2013 GBP 250.00
New Statesman _Progres 2011 GBP 187.50
New Statesman _Progres 2009 GBP 214.00
New Statesman 0 _Progres 2009 GBP 167.00
New Statesman syndication split 50-50 _Progres 2005 GBP 333.33
New Statesman on pointing out firmly that this is the Fees Guide minimum recommended rate 2004 GBP 230.00
New Statesman (online for The Staggers) _Progres 2016 GBP 75.00 GR XX
New Statesman CityMetric (down from £80 which was bad in 1991!) _Progres 2016 GBP 50.00 GR XXXX
New Woman monthly column offered _IPC 2006 GBP 650.00
New Yorker US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746.00 O
Ngamer 1000 words + sourcing images _Future 2012 GBP 250.00
NME feature _IPC 2014 GBP 130.00 XX
NME feature _IPC 2010 GBP 140.00 XX
NME feature _IPC 2009 GBP 180.00 X
North East Life _ECN 2010 GBP 200.00
Nursing Standard _TU 2011 GBP 220.00
Oasis (Saudi) 2011 GBP 400.00
On Your Doorstep community-style reporting 2016 GBP 125.00
Opera (Metropolitan Opera of New York) (no travel expenses) 2013 USD 1000.00 O
Oxford Times Limited Edition mag feature 1500 words @ £85 = no exes _Gannett 2016 GBP 57.00
Parliament magazine (Dod's) 2007 EUR 400.00
Pen 1000 words 2008 GBP 170.00
Pensions Expert feature writing/news analysis _Pearson 2014 GBP 300.00 GR
Pensions Expert feature writing/news analysis _Pearson 2014 GBP 300.00 GR
Pensions Week (Financial Times) reporting _Pearson 2013 GBP 300.00
Personnel Today _RBI 1998 GBP 175.00
Pet Product Marketing 1200 words @ £240 = _Bauer 2017 GBP 200.00
Pet Product Marketing 1200 words @ £150 = 2015 GBP 125.00 GR X
Petroleum Economist (also supplied photos) print and online rights _Assoc 2016 GBP 300.00
Petroleum Economist features, max 2000 words _Assoc 2015 GBP 350.00
Photo 2008 GBP 150.00
Photography Monthly 3000-word interview @ £300 = _ECN 2011 GBP 100.00 GR X
Photonics Spectra (USA) 1998 GBP 250.00 X
Physics World features 2013 GBP 380.00
Ping Magazine 1000 words print and online 2016 GBP 75.00 X
Planet Rock - author retains copyright _Bauer 2018 GBP 200.00
Portfolio _CondN 2008 GBP 750.00 O
Positive News Features 2016 GBP 200.00
Positive News Features 2016 GBP 250.00
Pregnancy and Birth all rights _Bauer 2009 GBP 300.00
Pregnancy: Baby + You 600 words _Future 2008 GBP 167.00 XX
Press Gazette analysis features with supplied images FBS, no additional payment for online use 2012 GBP 200.00 GR O
Press Gazette _Quantum 2007 GBP 222.00 X
Primary Teacher Update 2014 GBP 100.00 X
Primary Teacher Update 2014 GBP 100.00 X
PrintWeek technical feature research & writing, working from home all rights _HM 2013 GBP 240.00
Private Eye report 300 words @ £150 = 2016 GBP 500.00
Private Eye 300 word piece @ £100 2006 GBP 333.00
PSNEurope feature - 1400 words all rights _Intent 2013 GBP 238.00 GR
Psychologies UK use only _Hach 2009 GBP 500.00 O
Public Finance features FBS + web _Pearson 2009 GBP 300.00
Public Finance feature _Pearson 2008 GBP 330.00
Public Service interview - rate up by £35 on previous _TU 2008 GBP 330.00
Public Service feature _TU 2008 GBP 300.00
Pychologies _Hach 2010 GBP 400.00 O
Q Reuse of Q features published respectively 10 and 25 years ago - published under license to former owner EMAP with agreed reuse rate _Bauer 2018 GBP 120.00
Q Reuse of 25-yr-old feature - copyright retained then and now _Bauer 2018 GBP 120.00
Q Reuse of 1995 feature in special , terms Writer retained copyright then and now _Bauer 2017 GBP 120.00
Q feature copyright retained, various restrictions _Bauer 2014 GBP 300.00 GR
Q feature copyright retained, various restrictions _Bauer 2014 GBP 300.00 GR
Q words minimum rate extensive license or all rights depending on corporate contract signed _Bauer 2013 GBP 300.00
Q Feature (5 pages paid at page rate, actually 2880 words) Bauer 'Tier 1' terms - author retains copyright, grants various 6- months licences _Bauer 2013 GBP 304.00
Q 'page rate' - elaborate licence, copyright retained by freelance _Bauer 2012 GBP 185.00 GR
Radio Times _BBC 2010 GBP 500.00 O
Rail _Bauer 2010 GBP 375.00
RBS magazine review _Brown 2010 GBP 462.50 O
Reader's Digest Asia office all rights, no expenses _RD 2008 USD 2000.00 GR O
Readers' Digest _RD 2010 GBP 600.00
Real People feature _NatMag 2014 GBP 650.00 O
Red feature all rights _Hearst 2016 GBP 400.00
Refinery 29 feature 2016 GBP 200.00
Regeneration _HM 2009 GBP 250.00
Reinsurance feature _IncisiM 2013 GBP 250.00 GR
Renewable Energy Focus _RE 2011 GBP 250.00
Right Start magazine (Avid) , all rights 2012 GBP 250.00 GR X
Rolling Stone news story from UK _Wenner 2013 GBP 400.00
Rolling Stone US authors - $1500 _Wenner 2002 GBP 1030.00 O
Ronda 900 words @ £300 = , terms FBS, transport expenses paid _Ink 2016 GBP 333.00
Ryanair inflight mag _Ink 2007 GBP 300.00
Ryanair magazine feature _Ink 2011 GBP 300.00
Saga magazine FBS 2010 GBP 450.00
Saga Magazine feature 2005 GBP 1000.00 O
Saga culture page FBS 2009 GBP 667.00 GR
Scoop (Children's mag) 2017 GBP 100.00 XXX
Selvedge magazine (textiles) feature __misc 2017 GBP 50.00 XX
Serendip 1000 words print and online 2016 USD 500.00
Service Management (Ithaca) 2008 GBP 220.00 X
Shortlist features 2013 GBP 200.00 X
Silverkris mag -Singapore Airlines travel feature, 1400 words @ £500, no exes terms - the world and universe 2014 GBP 357.00
Ski+board (Ski Club of Great Britain) 2015 GBP 180.00 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220.00 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220.00 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220.00 GR
Songlines plus 2 photos real payoff was trip to Lithuania for other work 2015 GBP 100.00
Songlines feature 2010 GBP 122.00 X
Sony Magazine print+website, exclusive for a while _HM 2008 GBP 500.00
Spears magazine 1200-word feature @ £480 = 2018 GBP 400.00 O
Spectator online blog _BarcB 2018 GBP 50.00 XX
Spectator 700-word book review @ £200 = _BarcB 2011 GBP 286.00
Spin US$1000 = 2006 GBP 529.00
Spirit + Destiny health piece all rights _Bauer 2004 GBP 438.00 GR
Square Meal (Monomax) 2009 GBP 350.00 O
Square Meal 2009 GBP 350.00 X
Studio International review 2014 GBP 175.00
Stylist 500 word feature @ £200 all rights 2015 GBP 400.00
Superyacht Business 6500-word feature @ £2145 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 330.00
Sure Start FBS _Redwood 2007 GBP 500.00
Sussex Life writing local feature which is used on web _ECN 2010 GBP 200.00
Sussex Life local feature used on web _ECN 2010 GBP 200.00
Swimming Times feature 2008 GBP 250.00
Swimming Times column - 400-800 words @ £50 2008 GBP 125.00 X
Take a Break 600 words @ £450 FBS _Bauer 2010 GBP 750.00
Tatler column FBS _CondN 2013 GBP 775.00 GR
Teaching Drama 800 words @ £90 = _Rhineg 2013 GBP 113.00 XX
Teaching Drama feature all rights _Rhineg 2011 GBP 167.00
That's Life health piece all rights _Bauer 2004 GBP 438.00 GR
The Biz 2009 GBP 400.00
The Biz (pharma company in-house mag) 1-page feature (3-500 words) 2008 GBP 600.00 GR O
The Biz (pharma company in-house mag) 2-page feature (up to 1000 words) 2008 GBP 350.00 GR
The Ecologist online 2012 GBP 150.00 GR
The Ecologist 2009 GBP 180.00
The Economist 600 words news piece @ £400, all rights 2018 GBP 666.00 GR
The Establishment as announced at www. theestablishment.co/ pitch-us 2018 USD 125.00
The Establishment (Empress Media Inc.) 1250 word feature, roughly $1/word , terms Paid in dollars; good international terms 2016 USD 1250.00 GR
The Guitar Magazine negotiated up from £150 2018 GBP 200.00
The Humanist feature 2015 GBP 550.00 O
The Inquirer 400 words @ £100 = 2016 GBP 250.00
The Journalist _TU 2011 GBP 300.00
The Lady interview 2012 GBP 250.00 X
The Lady 2012 GBP 1000.00
The Lancet Neurology 1600-word feature @ £500 BUT fee shrinks with amount of editing required to £150 'floor'. _RE 2017 GBP 312.50 XXXX
The Lancet _RE 2011 GBP 437.00
The Nightwatchman (quarterly cricket magazine) 2000 word feature - "didn't realise until too late" the rate was... 2017 GBP 0.00 GR XXXX
The Quietus feature 2008 GBP 150.00 X
The Quietus online features 2008 GBP 100.00 X
The Register news story/feature 2007 GBP 250.00
The Scientist news item 2004 GBP 600.00 O
The Skinny 1300-1500 word feature interview @ £35 = 2018 GBP 27.00 GR XXXX
The Stage interview, 1200 words @ £120 2014 GBP 100.00 XX
The Stage 2014 GBP 125.00
The Stage 2014 GBP 125.00
The Stage 2014 GBP 125.00
The Stage feature all rights 2013 GBP 150.00
The Stage feature FBS, no web use 2013 GBP 150.00 GR X
The Tablet report 2016 GBP 200.00 X
The Tablet 2009 GBP 130.00 X
The Week Junior Big Debate - 600 words @ £175 - 2018 GBP 292.00
The Wire (now owned by staff) features + reviews 2012 GBP 70.00
The Word feature _DH 2012 GBP 133.00 X
The Word longer album reviews (eg 750 words) 2008 GBP 200.00
The Word feature _DH 2007 GBP 250.00
The Word 150 word standard review £40 _DH 2007 GBP 266.66
Think Africa 800-1000 words 2014 GBP 150.00
This is Africa feature 2013 GBP 300.00
Time Europe US$0.80 per word _AOLTW 2006 GBP 425.00 X
Times Education Supplement 500 word column @ £200 _TSL 2014 GBP 400.00
Times Educational Supplement regular travel page: cut of one third from £500 per thousand for more than five years; declined; terms FBS incl web use _TSL 2008 GBP 333.00 XX
Times Higher Education 500-word advertorial @ £90 = _TSL 2016 GBP 180.00 XX
Times Higher Education reporting and features _TSL 2011 GBP 200.00 GR X
Times Literary Supplement review _TSL 2010 GBP 100.00 XX
TNT magazine 2011 GBP 185.40
Travel Trade Gazette 2011 GBP 200.00 GR
UK rock n roll articles and reviews - 2018 GBP 0.00 XXXX
Uncut feature _IPC 2015 GBP 170.00 X
Utility Week 1200 words @ £270 = _RBI 2007 GBP 225.00
Vanity Fair US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746.00 O
Vanity Fair (USA) 1000 words $3000 _CondN 2001 GBP 2086.00 O
Variety (Penske Media Corporation) according to whopayswriters.com 2017 USD 750.00
Vegetarian Times FBS 2007 GBP 150.00
Velocity features _Ink 2009 GBP 200.00 GR X
Vice 1000 words + sourcing images 2013 GBP 80.00 XX
Vice (Tonic health section) long-form science article - expenses available 2018 USD 250.00
Vice news 10 pix thrown in 2018 GBP 430.00 O
Vice UK 2018 GBP 120.00
Vintage Rock feature: 2000 words paid at 'page rate' 2012 GBP 150.00 X
Visa Black Card Magazine features, mainly lifestyle, consumer and travel all rights, no expenses, no tax at source 2013 USD 3000.00 GR O
Wallpaper _IPC 2007 GBP 500.00 O
Wallpaper features first world rights _AOLTW 2003 GBP 500.00 GR O
Wallpaper _AOLTW 2000 GBP 1000.00 O
Wanderlust extensive research and photography, expenses £500 work done unpaid with view to securing paid work: submitted 2 articles. No paid work followed. 2016 GBP 0.00 X
When Saturday Comes 800 words @ £70 2017 GBP 87.50 GR
When Saturday Comes __misc 2015 GBP 215.00 GR X
Which 200 words @ £150 2010 GBP 750.00
Wiltshire Life FBS 2011 GBP 140.00
Wire feature 2017 GBP 70.00
Wisden Cricketer 200 words @ £100 = 2008 GBP 500.00
Wizz Air 1350 word feature @ £360 = _Ink 2013 GBP 267.00 X
Woman's Own 750 word feature (no pics) @ £150 _AOLTW 2015 GBP 200.00
Woman's Own _IPC 1998 GBP 500.00
Woman's Weekly _IPC 2007 GBP 625.00
Woman Interview 900 words FBS _IPC 2007 GBP 450.00 O
Women's Lifestyle 500-word advertorial @ £120 = _AOLTW 2016 GBP 240.00
Works Management feature FBS + web rights _Findlay 2007 GBP 300.00 GR
World Cruise Industry Review 2009 GBP 200.00
World of Animals 2000 word travel article - turned down! 2015 GBP 125.00 GR XX
World of Cruising feature 2016 GBP 100.00 XXX
XpertHR feature _RBI 2013 GBP 250.00 GR
Yeahbaby feature _Ink 2013 GBP 300.00
Yeahbaby BMIbaby inflight mag _Ink 2007 GBP 300.00 X
You magazine (Mail on Sunday) _Assoc 2007 EUR 500.00
YoungMinds 1500 word feature FBS 2008 GBP 222.00
Yours feature FBS _Bauer 2010 GBP 350.00
Yours _Bauer 2010 GBP 300.00
Zest exclusive rights _NatMag 2010 GBP 292.00
A health journal (Pavilion) 'better than before but not great' 2014 GBP 150.00 X
artphaire.com (curated by Park Hyatt hotels) preview, 300 words @ $150 _Ziff 2014 USD 500.00 O
BBC News website, technology 800 word feature @ £250 , terms None specified _BBC 2009 GBP 312.50 GR O
British Airways inflight magazine lead article, 1500 words @ £350 = 2014 GBP 233.00 XX
British Airways inflight magazine lead article, 1500 words @ £350 = 2014 GBP 233.00 XX
Business Destination (Tower Business) 1800 words @ £324 = 2013 GBP 180.00
CN Traveller.com 900-word web feature @ £200 = _CondN 2017 GBP 222.00
Condé Nast mag 450 words @ £200 = _CondN 2017 GBP 444.00
Digital magazine, unnamed 800 words @ £ 80 = (terms offered - rejected!) 2014 GBP 100.00 XXX
Digital magazine, unnamed 1100 words @ £100 = 2014 GBP 91.00 XXX
easyJet inflight mag original feature _Ink 2011 GBP 275.00 GR
eMusic Q+A features all rights plus indemnity clause non-negotiable 2007 GBP 214.00 X
eMusic reviews all rights with useful 'license back', tricky indemnity clause 2007 GBP 500.00 O
eMusic.com 200-word online music reviews all rights + obnoxious indemnity clause 2007 GBP 500.00 GR
Freelance Newsletter any - for the sense of self-worth only, web licence granted too _NUJ_LFB 2001 GBP 0.00
Global Island News 1800 words @ £300 = 2018 GBP 167.00
Hobbyist magazine regular column 1300 words plus photos FBS 2013 GBP 100.00 X
Human rights publicatrion 700 words @ £100 = 2017 GBP 143.00
IHS Fairplay magazine(s) feature _IHS 2013 GBP 250.00 GR
Imagine Publishing magazine piece 2011 GBP 200.00
Informa business-to-business title web feature 1800 words @ £720 - _Informa 2018 GBP 400.00 O
Leeds University alumni mag feature 2014 GBP 375.00 O
Magazine Branch survey non-recognised workplace average 2005 GBP 217.00
Magazine Branch survey NUJ-recognised workplace average 2005 GBP 235.00
Magazine Branch survey overall average 2005 GBP 224.00
Maritime magazine 2013 GBP 150.00
Natmags _NatMag 2000 GBP 300.00
Pro Sound News Europe feature all rights _Intent 2016 GBP 200.00 GR X
Recreational magazine 500 word ("plus thumbnail") @ £75 = _Bauer 2018 GBP 150.00 X
Regeneration magazines 2012 GBP 230.00
Small music mag 600-word reviews (part staff-owned - rate hasn't changed in 30 years) 2016 GBP 40.00 XXX
Think Publishing 1200-word feature plus 300-word sidebar @ £835 - 2018 GBP 557.00
Time Inc printed specialist mag 500 words @ £75 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 150.00 XX
TRVL app writer retains copyright 2012 EUR 200.00
trvl.com 2000 words @ 500 Euro , use on iPad platform 2012 EUR 250.00 GR
Unnamed magazine Second British Serial rights 2013 GBP 300.00 GR O
Unnamed Russian lifestyle magazine 800-word reviews @ £200 = 2016 GBP 250.00 O
 
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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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