Send a Rate for a Job

The Rate for the Job service helps freelances work out what to bid when offering work to a new client. It only works because NUJ members and other freelances say what's actually being paid out there. So do tell... in strict confidence.

1: The Rate for that Job

- just a few answers  required 

Publication or programme:

If identifying the publication or programme would identify you, and that's a problem, put "PRIVATE" before its name and we'll describe it in general terms.


TIP: click on any owner above, then hit a letter key to go to the first entry starting with that letter.

Please specify if "other":
Type of work:
Details of work:

- e.g. subbing or reporting shift, photos per pic or per day or per job (how many hours?)...

Terms & licences:

- for example FBS = First British Serial, separate licences for Web use etc (see "extra" below), whether expenses paid and how well, whether taxed at source...

Currency in which you were paid:

/ / /
and "other" is:
Amount paid for Extra licences:

(As described under "Terms", please.)

Production charges / other expenses:

(for photographers, mostly)


Note: Going Rate may be higher than Agreement rate!

They paid up:
(definitely time to visit the interest calculator)
after the work was done/submitted; or

2: Not for publication

We ask for your name and email address so that we can contact journalists who work for publications where issues arise. We will not reveal them to anyone.

Your name:
Your gender:
Your ethnicity:

Please select all that apply: we use "Black" in the political sense of being a member of a visible minority.

If "other", please say what:

Do you consider yourself to be disabled?

Your experience
For roughly how many years have you been a freelance journalist? 

(all these are for a equality survey...)

You belong to:

Hold down <Ctrl> or Mac "Command" key to select more than one organisation

If "other", what?

(organisation name)

What branch?

(e.g. for NUJ members, LFB or Edinburgh Freelance or...)

Your email address:

3: Click/tap below to send this rate

If you get no response, please don't click again. If there's a problem, the system usually says so within 10 seconds, but it sometimes takes longer to say "OK". Rates are reviewed and added to this site every couple of weeks.

Safety at work

Clear the browser history after sending a rate if you're doing so from an office machine. A diligent IT department with time on its hands could still detect that you'd sent this form from one of its computers.