[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Recently reported rates / all

Updated: Monday, April 13, 2015

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" 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.

^ Recently reported rates / all work

These are Rates for the Job reported in the past few months, sorted by type of work and sector of journalism. See:

Some of the above are subdivided into books, mags, news, online, other, PR and regional sectors. Keep on paging down...

If no-one has recently reported any rates in a category, you see just the headers, thus:

* Tell us what you've been paid for Recently reported rates / all work * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Jaqui Small Publishing fixed fee for project editor 2014 GBP 3800 XX
Jaqui Small Publishing fixed fee for project editor - US edition 2014 GBP 385 XXX

^ Broadcasting / news

Completists may want to see a few older rates. Includes punditry: for non-broadcast punditry see here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Broadcasting / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Al Jazeera English Documentary - 25 minutes, 5 weeks' work 2014 GBP 6000 ?
BBC radio report 2014 GBP 300
BBC radio interview 2014 GBP 118
BBC Radio 3 freelance radio presenter _BBC 2014 GBP 400 150
BBC TV doc Punditry - expert interview took two hours _BBC 2014 GBP 250
BBC World Service punditry, 30 mins in studio _BBC 2014 GBP 100
Heart FM (London) (Global Radio Ltd) news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 120 X
Independent radio production company (anon) punditry, 30 mins in studio 2014 GBP 100
Music documentary use of interview audio, per minute 2014 GBP 500 GR
Music documentary use of interview audio, minimum per minute (according to music journalists' discussions) 2014 GBP 250
Premier Christian Radio news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 96 GR X
Radio France "On the Spot" radio documentaries creating a 4 minute radio documentary program (pitching, writing, recording, editing). Ideally 1 full day of work, realistically 1.5 to 2 days of work. expenses paid for travel outside of city limits only. 2015 EUR 80 GR X
Record companies (various) Video pop/rock star PR interviews for EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) - highest of various rates over recent years all rights 2014 GBP 5000 0 O
ruptly.tv shoot video for about an hour, two interviews, rough edit, file via ftp - probably two or three hours total all rights 2014 GBP 200 XX
SBS (Australia's Special Broadcasting Service?) Feature documentary - 10 weeks per week 2014 GBP 850 O
South Bank Centre Podcast: 15-minute talk _HMG 2014 GBP 122

^ Broadcasting / other

Any kind of work for TV or radio programmes other than news. Includes, for the moment, podcasting - whether of newspaper, magazine or broadcast content. Completists may want to see a few older rates. Includes punditry: for non-broadcast punditry see here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Broadcasting / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Corporate training video production day 2014 GBP 300 X
Forum-style chaired crowd debate programme "Expert" pundit on debate prog, fares paid _ITN 2015 GBP 75 X
Radio 4 Great Lives programme appearance as expert/pundit _BBC 2015 GBP 300
corporate video daily rate (hours range from 9-14 a day), producing and directing corporate and education films no holiday pay, no agreement on rights in work created, expenses paid separately _HMG 2015 GBP 300
Record company (anon) interviewing US rock star in UK for EPK 2014 GBP 800 O

^ Broadcasting / regional

Any kind of work for broadcast (TV or radio) regional news. See also national news. Includes punditry: for non-broadcast punditry see here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Broadcasting / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Midlands Today BBC TV BJ Shift: scripting, picture editing _BBC 2014 GBP 140
Eagle Radio Ltd news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 70 XXX
Heart FM (regional) (Global Radio Ltd) news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 100 GR X
ITV London News - short pundit spot _ITV 2014 GBP 150 O
Weekend news-reading shift (Global Radio) 2014 GBP 80 XXX
Weekend news-reading shift (Oxis Media) 2014 GBP 75 XXXX

^ Cartoons / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Cartoons / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras

^ Crosswords / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Crosswords / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras

^ Illustrations / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Illustrations / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Time double-page spread, overnight turnaround , no exes first use _AOLTW 2015 USD 1800 0 GR O

^ Photography / books

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is to put pix in a book.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Book on Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin half page b/w in book for 2 years _HMiff 2014 GBP 130
Single A5 image in exhibition catalogue per picture usage 2015 GBP 165

^ Photography / mags

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a magazine. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
BBC Wildlife Magazine double page picture spread _Immed 2014 GBP 150 XX
Bird Watching Magazine 2 x DPS picture feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 250
Fortean Times 9 photos, exes for train fare, but no mileage for cycling FBS _Dennis 2014 GBP 200
Jane's Airport per pic _IHS 2014 GBP 35 X
Local Rider stock image, size unknown single use 2014 GBP 5 XXXX
Outdoor Fitness shoot sports feature on location to brief, return unedited imagery by proof gallery online - prod/exes mileage 40p/p/m Bauer own you and everything you do for them. _Bauer 2014 GBP 250 50
Posh lifestyle mag commissioned garden photo feature, first UK rights 2014 GBP 750 0 GR O

^ Photography / news

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a national newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here. See also regional newspapers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Daily Mail DPS picture feature (5 images) _Assoc 2014 GBP 1500
Daily Mail unauthorised use - first offered £130 _Assoc 2014 GBP 200
Daily Star 2 photos _NS 2014 GBP 200
Daily Star words +pic _NS 2014 GBP 125
Daily Telegraph words + 1 pic _BarcB 2014 GBP 25 XXXX
Irish Daily Star commissioned job , prod/exes 50 cent per mile _INM 2014 EUR 81 XX
Mail online 5 photos _Assoc 2014 GBP 100 XXX
Mail online words + 1 pic _Assoc 2014 GBP 40 XX
Metro day on location covering sporting event - prod/exes petrol 45p/mile licensed for single edition print & online _Assoc 2014 GBP 150 GR XXX
BBC News Website online picture essay 2014 GBP 270
Guardian Networks (IT support) 1 photo, 5 inches square _GMG 2014 GBP 71 GR

^ Photography / online

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is for online publication.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Southport Reporter music events 6 images _INM 2015 GBP 0 0 XXXX

^ Photography / other

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Live Music one hours live music photography (late night) licensed for basic social media use and promotional posters for future gigs 2014 GBP 60 0 XX
Membership organisation newsletter 5 photos of evening meeting 2014 GBP 100 X
newsletter and web gallery evening's photography 2014 GBP 110 X
press release evening's photography for small association 2014 GBP 20 XXXX

^ Photography / pr

Public Relations work should attract much higher rates than reporting work, even for the same client. So ask what the pictures are for! (Also try Photography / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras

^ Photography / regional

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Belfast Telegraph image use per photo online _INM 2015 GBP 15 GR XX
Camden New Journal per pic 2014 GBP 40 X
Manchester Evening News shift (8 hours) all in rate - no expenses full unlimited use across Trinity Mirror titles. 50/50 split on any syndication sales _TMG 2014 GBP 120 0 XXX
Redditch Standard Photography per day, no exes 2015 GBP 100 GR XXX
Local newspaper event photographing, first pic 2014 GBP 8 XXXX
Local newspaper event photographing, second pic 2014 GBP 2.50 XXXX
Morton newspapers day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 70 GR X
Morton newspapers half day (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 35 GR XXX
Morton newspapers single job (no expenses paid) _Johnsto 2014 GBP 12 GR XXXX

^ Punditry / not broadcast

Being interviewed as an expert and punditry in general. Except, for historical reasons, the majority of this work, which is done for broadcasters - see Broadcasting / news, Broadcasting / regional and Broadcasting / other. There, going rates apply - see the Fees Guide link. Here, negotiations are wide open.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Punditry / not broadcast * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
South Bank Centre expert panel discussion participant 90 mins, exes £60 + _HMG 2015 GBP 300

^ Retainers / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Retainers / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras

^ Shifts / books

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides copy editing rate per hour 2014 EUR 40 O
Academic publicaiton (unnamed) copy-editing day - 12 essays 2014 GBP 500
Publishing Business (that's the company name) subbing day _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150

^ 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. The 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts.) Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Cassari (what?) live interview per hour 2015 GBP 120
GMB Magazine editing, day, 7 hours _Future 2014 GBP 140
GQ subbing day _CondN 2015 GBP 125
Imbibe (Monomax) editing day 2014 GBP 150
In Style subbing day + holiday pay _IPC 2014 GBP 130 X
London Lines editing day 2014 GBP 250
Men's Fitness subbing day _Dennis 2015 GBP 135
Mobile Choice editing, day, 7 hours 2014 GBP 130
Money Week editing/writing day 2014 GBP 250
NME subbing day _IPC 2015 GBP 110 X
Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian Airways inflight) (produced by Spafax) subbing day 9am-5pm 2014 GBP 130 GR
Soaplife subbing day _IPC 2015 GBP 120 GR XXX
Times Education Supplement subbing day, 8 hours Monday to Friday, gross rate _TSL 2014 GBP 150
BBC Trust 3 days _BBC 2014 GBP 1000
Cedar communications subbing day (7 hours) _Cedar 2014 GBP 130
Contract-publisher magazines subbing and/or writing days not taxed at source 2014 GBP 120
Leeds University alumni mag research day 2014 GBP 180
Progressive Customer Publishing subbing day, 8 hours Monday to Friday, gross rate 2014 GBP 140 GR
SGT (?) 28-page magazine 2014 GBP 3000

^ 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. The 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts.) Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here. See also regional newspapers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Daily Mail subbing day (6 hours) _Assoc 2014 GBP 130 XX
Daily Mail online reporting day: all expenses for out of town jobs paid including subsistence and travel _Metro 2014 GBP 400 GR
Daily Mirror subbing day, 7 hours Sunday, gross rate (but pay taxed at source) _TMG 2014 GBP 188.68 GR
Daily Mirror subbing day, 7 hours Monday to Friday, gross rate (but pay taxed at source) _TMG 2014 GBP 157.27 GR
Daily Telegraph subbing day (8h) _BarcB 2015 GBP 135
Evening Standard Life + Style uploader day _Lebedev 2014 GBP 80 XX
Guardian subbing day (7h) _GMG 2015 GBP 185
Guardian i-Pad desk _GMG 2014 GBP 100
International Business Times IBtimes.co.uk subbing day - 7 hrs 2014 GBP 120 X
Irish Post (Loot Ltd) subbing day, 9 hours Monday, gross rate 2014 GBP 135 GR
Irish Post (Loot Ltd) subbing day, 8 hours Tuesday to Friday, gross rate _VNU 2014 GBP 120 GR XX
Mail on Sunday editorial day _Assoc 2014 GBP 100 XX^7
Mail Online subbing day, 9 hours, including night shifts _Assoc 2015 GBP 100 GR XXXX
Mirror online subbing day, 8 hours - worrying! taxed at source _TMG 2015 GBP 100 GR XXXX
Radio Times subbing day in 2013 - any update? _Immed 2014 GBP 120 X
Sun six-hour news feature subbing shift _NI 2014 GBP 155.70 O
Sunday Times subbing day "but they are paying new staff less" _NI 2014 GBP 176.93
The Times subbing day _NI 2014 GBP 175
Guardian online Online batch tagging day - 7 hours _GMG 2014 GBP 100 0 XXX
Undisclosed client Data Journalist - day _TMG 2014 GBP 275 O

^ Shifts / online

Writing and editing work primarily for online-only use, paid by the day or the hour. (The 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts. For writing, it would refer to additional print use.) August 2012: We've 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
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Government per day (doing what?) _HMG 2015 GBP 250 GR
Individual client writing/editing per hour 2014 GBP 32
Specialist music website writing day 2014 GBP 180
Tourism website editing day 2014 GBP 165 0
University per day - same rate paid for content strategy and actual editing (implementing) as part of consultancy package. 2014 GBP 250 0

^ Shifts / other

Work paid by the day or the hour that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications. (The 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
BBC Wales researcher day (9 hours) _BBC 2015 GBP 106 GR XXX
self-published editorial editorial, per day 2014 GBP 120 X
United Nations proofreading documents from 3pm to 1am; offered to pay for a taxi home but fee still 'regrettably low' 2014 GBP 90 XXXX

^ Shifts / pr

See also Shifts / other... the 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100

^ 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. The 'extras' column is irrelevant for subbing shifts.)
See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Shifts / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
South London Press reporting day no expenses _Tindle 2015 GBP 100 GR X
unnamed local community magazine day shift of unspecified activity 2014 GBP 100

^ Teaching / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Teaching / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Music journalism degree course two-hour seminar 2014 GBP 150
Random House Online Writing Course - 10 weeks 25 students per class, online support and constant feedback. They 'estimate' 1.5 hours a day but with 25 beginners likely to be more than 3 hours per day. (Tutor gets this for teaching 25 people who pay £12,475...) Turned job down. _PRH 2014 GBP 1250 XXXX
Music journalism degree course 2-hour seminar, exes paid 2014 GBP 150

^ Tip-offs / news

* Tell us what you've been paid for Tip-offs / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Guardian diary item tip-off _GMG 2014 GBP 30 X

^ Translation / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Translation / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180
International Road Transport Union website translation from Russian, 4000+ words 2014 GBP 460

^ Words, other / books

Words whose primary purpose is to appear in a book. We'll worry about how to tabulate royalty deals when you send some.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
AC/DC and Queen rock biog (Voyageur Books, US) update chapters, add 1500-2000 words 2014 USD 1000
Nirvana rock biog reproduce transcript of interview from 1993 2014 GBP 250
Updating career resources Small Publishing company: research, updating text, checking websites, replacing some material 35 hours 2014 GBP 600

^ Words, other / mags

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a magazine. Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
BBC Good Food top 10 list feature, 600-700 words all rights _BBC 2014 GBP 150 0 GR
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) Top-performing bloggers - paid according to number of page views - per month __misc 2014 GBP 300
Empire 70 word dvd review _Bauer 2014 GBP 40
English Teaching Professional (Pavilion) 1400 @ £80 = FBS 2014 GBP 57 0 XXXX
Fortean Times 3000 word feature + pics + (limited) exes, pics still to be negotiated, talked up even worse per word rate offered _Dennis 2014 GBP 225 XX
Glamour feature says "Rights" - all? _CondN 2014 GBP 700 O
Skin Deep submitted an article around 1500 words 2014 GBP 150
Studio International interview / video review 2014 GBP 250
The Trade News article, 500 words-ish 2014 GBP 130
East Anglian Daily Times: EA Life full page feature _ECN 2014 GBP 60 XXX
Sporting magazine features (Schedule D taxed - at source) _Future 2014 GBP 400 GR

^ Words, other / news

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a national newspaper. See also regional papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Daily Mirror News, p9, 280 words _TMG 2014 GBP 70
Daily Mirror words + pic _TMG 2014 GBP 30
Daily Telegraph page lead (no length) _BarcB 2014 GBP 110 X
Guardian Comment is Free standard online comment piece _GMG 2014 GBP 90 GR
Mail On Sunday page lead news story _Assoc 2015 GBP 500 O
Mail online 'real life' story - made lead on femail second UK serial rights _Assoc 2014 GBP 40 GR
Sunday Telegraph 750 words _BarcB 2014 GBP 250 X
Telegraph magazine - money section 1200-word celeb interview @ £400 = _BarcB 2014 GBP 333 XX
The People page 17 lead, weird foreign Web included _TMG 2014 GBP 1000 0
A serious Irish newspaper 300 - 400 word property reviews 2015 EUR 150 GR

^ Words, other / online

August 2012: We've moved rates for online editions of newspapers and magazines into the 'news' or 'mags' listings.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Local Secrets website 600-800 word feature, plus photos 2014 GBP 15 GR XXXX
Londonist (LDN Creative Ltd) features including research, sometimes original quotes 2014 GBP 50 GR XXX
EasyJet website Regular 400 word city guides all rights _Ink 2015 GBP 42 0 GR XXXX
Website (unnamed) writing and editing per 300 words 2015 GBP 30

^ Words, other / other

Work paid by the piece, for example, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, artist profile _BBC 2014 GBP 150
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, short artist notes, extra for post-commission changes _BBC 2014 GBP 115
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, short artist notes _BBC 2014 GBP 90

^ Words, other / 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, other / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras

^ Words, other / regional

Work for which we have no rate-per-thousand-words, whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Hastings Independent (community-owned) 750 words 2014 GBP 0
Herald (Glasgow) In Brief news item _NQ 2014 GBP 10 GR XXX
La Voce di Mantova (Italy) (Vidiemme) reporting news, photos; 300-word pieces; 2/3 hours per job 2014 EUR 5 0 XXXX
The Herald (Glasgow) 180-word down front page story _NQ 2014 GBP 17 XXXX

^ Words, per 1000 / books

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a book. Only do this if the rate is good and you expect sales to be minimal. Otherwise, go for royalties. Percent of gross, my child, always remember percent of gross sales.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Publishing Business _PubBiz 2014 GBP 150 XX

^ 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.) Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Ask Men column, 600 words @ £120 _Ziff 2014 GBP 200 X
Backpass magazine features 2015 GBP 45 XX
Best feature 2014 GBP 400
Bird Watching magazine feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 200
Canmaking News (JayMac International Media or McRitchie Media?) 10k words @ £1500 2014 GBP 150 X
Chat - It's Fate 900 words @ £ 200 = _IPC 2014 GBP 222
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 700 words @ £ 250 = __misc 2014 GBP 357
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 800 words @ £250 = __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250
Computer Weekly 500 words @ £100 __misc 2014 GBP 200 X
Countrymans Weekly (Diamond Publishing) non commissioned article terms not given 2014 GBP 35 GR XXXX
Countryside (NFU) mileage paid FBS 2014 GBP 300
Dogs Monthly 2014 GBP 100 X
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333
Economist 500 words @ £ 100 plus £25 per image _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XXXX
Esquire feature, 900 words @ £500 _Hearst 2014 GBP 555 O
Financial Adviser feature writing the whole nine yards - they take everything _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XX
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800 O
Independent review, 800 words @ £0 _Lebedev 2014 GBP 0 XX^7
Janes's _IHS 2014 GBP 220
Loaded short feature _IPC 2015 GBP 166 X
Local Government News features _HM 2014 GBP 160 X
Mail on Sunday (in fact 1000-2000 words) _Assoc 2014 GBP 500
Mixmag music writing _DH 2015 GBP 250 O
Modern Railways Feature article, took at least 8hrs to research interview and write - 2000 words @ £350 = _Key 2014 GBP 175
Moneywise 2000 words @ £400 = £200 _Moneyw 2014 GBP 200 XX
NME feature _IPC 2014 GBP 130 XX
On Course magazine (ADM Media) writing articles and features for web and print 2014 GBP 100 0 X
Pensions Expert feature writing/news analysis _Pearson 2014 GBP 300 0 GR
Petroleum Economist features, max 2000 words _Assoc 2015 GBP 350
Primary Teacher Update 2014 GBP 100 X
Q feature copyright retained, various restrictions _Bauer 2014 GBP 300 GR
Real People feature _NatMag 2014 GBP 650 O
Silverkris mag -Singapore Airlines travel feature, 1400 words @ £500, no exes terms - the world and universe 2014 GBP 357 0
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220 GR
Songlines plus 2 photos real payoff was trip to Lithuania for other work 2015 GBP 100
Studio International review 2014 GBP 175
Stylist 500 word feature @ £200 all rights 2015 GBP 400 0
The Green Parent day shift of unspecified activity __misc 2014 GBP 75 X
The Living Tradition music review "very determined on terms - you won't even get a free copy of the mag" 2014 GBP 0 XXXX
The Stage 2014 GBP 125
The Stage interview, 1200 words @ £120 2014 GBP 100 XX
Think Africa 800-1000 words 2014 GBP 150
Uncut feature _IPC 2015 GBP 143 XX
University Business (Wildfire) FBS 2014 GBP 100 0 X
When Saturday Comes __misc 2015 GBP 215 GR X
Woman's Own 750 word feature (no pics) @ £150 _BarcB 2015 GBP 200
Workstyle 3000 words @ £130 = 2014 GBP 43 XXX
3Fox International feature no expenses _3Fox 2015 GBP 200 GR
A health journal (Pavilion) "better than before but not great" 2014 GBP 150 X
A health journal 2014 GBP 100
artphaire.com (curated by Park Hyatt hotels) preview, 300 words @ $150 _Ziff 2014 USD 500 O
British Airways inflight magazine lead article, 1500 words @ £350 = 2014 GBP 233 XX
Digital magazine, unnamed 800 words @ £ 80 = (terms offered - rejected!) 2014 GBP 100 XXX
Digital magazine, unnamed 1100 words @ £100 = 2014 GBP 91 XXX
Healthcare journal, unnamed background for correspondents 2014 GBP 66
Leeds University alumni mag feature 2014 GBP 375 O

^ Words, per 1000 / news

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a national newspaper. Completists may want to see the older rates for some publications listed here. See also regional newspapers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Daily Mail interview _Assoc 2014 GBP 600 O
Daily Mail background for correspondents _Assoc 2014 GBP 400 O
Daily Mail 1200 words @ £350 _Assoc 2015 GBP 292
Daily Telegraph lead article, 1300 words @ £500 = _BarcB 2014 GBP 385
Daily Telegraph science news (waay less than usual Telegraph rates) Web included 2014 EUR 220 0 GR XXX
De Volkskrant (English copy submitted to Dutch newspaper) terms unknown 2014 EUR 360 GR
Evenig Standard 500 words @ £150 _Lebedev 2015 GBP 300
Guardian all in online and print - for which agreed minimum is £310.68 _GMG 2015 GBP 215 XX
Guardian - money section 2000-word feature @ £650 = £325 _GMG 2014 GBP 325 O
Independent _Lebedev 2015 GBP 200 XX
Independent no expenses! _Lebedev 2014 GBP 167
Independent interviews, sports _Lebedev 2014 GBP 130 XX
Independent MBA Supplement researching, writing plus phone calls _Lebedev 2014 GBP 187.50
Jane's _IHS 2015 GBP 220
Mail on Sunday 200 words @ £200 _Assoc 2015 GBP 1000
Mail on Sunday 1500 words @ £500 = _Assoc 2014 GBP 333
Scotland on Sunday page 7 lead, 850w; initially offered £200 _Johnsto 2014 GBP 353
Sunday Express feature _NS 2014 GBP 500 O
Telegraph magazine - money section 1500-word celeb interview @ £300 = _BarcB 2014 GBP 200 XXX
Times Education Supplement 500 word column @ £200 _TSL 2014 GBP 400
Times Education Supplement 500 word column for online use @ £150 _TSL 2014 GBP 300
Times - money section 650 words @ £300 = _NI 2014 GBP 462 O
Ethnic press 750 words @ £50 = 2014 GBP 67 XXX
MSN - money section (web only) feature _Yahoo 2014 GBP 300 O
News International 200 words @ £300 _NI 2015 GBP 1500

^ Words, per 1000 / online

August 2012: We've moved rates for online editions of newspapers and magazines into the 'news' or 'mags' listings, as newspapers and magazines integrate print and online. These should be rates for purely-digital publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Eurogamer (Gamer Network) 2000-word feature @ £120 Web use only 2014 GBP 60 XX
Guardian online feature/reporting terms "not discussed" - is below house agreement rate for the paper, so do! _GMG 2015 GBP 310 GR
New Statesman online column - 600 words @ £ 75 terms "not discussed" _Progres 2015 GBP 125 GR X
Positive News 2014 GBP 140 X
BBC Online feature _BBC 2015 GBP 576 O
CultureWhisper.com 500-word features @ £30, generally listicles or previews 2014 GBP 15 GR XXXX
Greener Copywriting agency blog/online article writing 2015 GBP 25 XXXX
jobs.ac.uk website 800 word articles for university @ £100 2014 GBP 125
Vice.com reporting job, photos included 2015 GBP 135
Vice.com researching and writing feature inc interviews - offered £200 for 1800 words, asked for £350 , got £300 2015 GBP 167
Vice.com researching and writing feature inc interviews 2015 GBP 167
Yahoo France feature _Yahoo 2014 GBP 150 X

^ Words, per 1000 / other

Work paid by the thousand words that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or purely-online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Barbican programme event programme note 2014 GBP 400 O
Barbican programme event programme note 2014 GBP 333 O
Raconteur Media copywriting with research into scientific papers, plus original quotes (and sometimes case studies) 2014 GBP 350 GR O

^ 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 ¤ Basic fee Extras
Signature (Signature Media) 2014 GBP 300

^ Words, per 1000 / regional

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Hertfordshire Life copyright assigne to customer, no expenses _ECN 2015 GBP 100 X
Yorkshire Post 1200 word feature @ £150 _Johnsto 2014 GBP 125

The above are the rates for zzz Misc. work zzz / all notified by members up to Monday, April 13, 2015.

 
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¤
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O