[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Words, per 1000 / pr

Updated: 2019-04-30

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 / 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
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
Signature (Signature Media) 2014 GBP 300.00
Signature (Signature Media) 2014 GBP 300.00
Trust straightforward feature 2017 GBP 700.00 GR O
A record company Programme feature for a pop group - 2018 GBP 1500.00 O
A trade union Article drafted for senior staff _TU 2018 GBP 350.00
AlbanDigital Advertising online for blog post ghostwriters, demand 3 years' experience - work not pursued when it turns out they pay 2016 GBP 100.00
Energy corporate (Russian) feature all rights 2016 GBP 1750.00 O
Established indie record label (general) publicity biog for album release 2018 GBP 400.00
Finnish record label PR biog for Finnish record label - 800 words @ £300, one shot email all rights nevertheless 2017 GBP 375.00
Liner notes for album on Norwegian label Record and CD 2017 GBP 250.00
Major music label 800-word musician biography @ £400 2019 GBP 500.00
Record label album box set booklet 2019 GBP 350.00
Record label album box set booklet (middle-rank artist, shortish) 2019 GBP 250.00
Record label album box set booklet ("Historical" "archive) - writer retained copyright, especially in new interviews for spin-off article use abd extra fees negotiated for extra items after original agreement 2019 GBP 500.00
Website and marketing copywriting case studies 2016 GBP 600.00
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 recent 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