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

Updated: 14 November 2017

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.

^ 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 currency Basic fee Extras
GR
XXXX
Electronic Telegraph subbing day _Holl 1997 GBP 120 - X
Financial Times subbing day _Pearson 1999 GBP 105 - X
FT.com day _Pearson 1998 GBP 105 - X
Guardian 8 hours 'community management', community coordination training journalists on community issues etc. _GMG 2013 GBP 85 GR XXXX
Infrastructure Journal (TopRight Group) reporting day 2013 GBP 106.50
Mail on Sunday writing day _Assoc 1998 GBP 150 -
NME reporting day, 8 hours (4pm-12pm weekdays) _Metro 2016 GBP 90 XXX
The Inquirer 4 news stories per day, min 300 words no expenses, syndicated where necessary across sister publications with no extra fee _IncisiM 2016 GBP 50 0 GR XXXX
Top Gear website Subbing, per day _BBC 1998 GBP 105 -
Adfero news feed 2 x 200 word pieces per hour 2008 GBP 7 XX
Advertising agency Flash designer per hour (from gisajob.com) 2006 GBP 26
BBC editing day, 10 hours includes casual holiday pay (works out as £17 per shift) _BBC 2013 GBP 157 GR
BBC Audiobooks per day - website update _BBC 2007 GBP 250
BBC Ceefax subbing day _BBC 1998 GBP 126 -
BBC multimedia news content editing day (10 hours) _BBC 2011 GBP 140
BBC website editing day _BBC 1998 GBP 105 - X
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency www.becta.org.uk subbing, per hour _HMG 2005 GBP 28.10
Business-to-Business Publisher junior HTML editor - with HTML, CSS, Photoshop - per hour (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 15
Channel 4 writing programme support booklets + web material, per day _C4 2002 GBP 155
Channel 4 News online news day (8 hours) _ITN 2011 GBP 130
Channel 4 website per day writing/research _C4 2000 GBP 140 -
Channel 4 websites writing, per day _C4 2005 GBP 155
Channel 4 websites subbing, per day _C4 2005 GBP 190
Channel 4 websites web design, per day _C4 2005 GBP 250
condenet.com subbing and editing, $25-$50 per hour equals for 7-hour day up to _CondN 2001 GBP 242
Corporate social media consultancy per hour 2017 GBP 150
Corporate websites web design, per day (7 hours) _C4 2005 GBP 350 GR
Crash.net providing features, interviews, news articles, and audio files from a four-day F1 grand prix weekend, working 14/h per day for £300 for the weekend. No travel, food, hotel expenses covered, was left out of pocket. , prod/exes 0 2017 GBP 75 0 XXXX
English Heritage website web editing, 5200 words _HMG 2013 GBP 800
ENN.ie Electric News Network reporting shift 2005 EUR 100 X
European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) web content writing per hour 2013 EUR 28 O
ExaroNews.com day shift (entry level) 2011 GBP 80 XXX
ExaroNews.com day shift (standard) 2011 GBP 120 XX
Generic web-design work 2004 going rate (according to contractoruk.com) - per hour 2006 GBP 26 GR
Government per day (doing what?) _HMG 2015 GBP 250 GR
Government website web content editor - with security clearance and Frontpage/WebEditPro - per hour (from contractoruk.com) _HMG 2006 GBP 17
Government website web developer with Java, Perl, ASP, XML/HTML, CSS, SQL, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Biztalk - per hour (from contractoruk.com) _HMG 2006 GBP 34
HE (higher education?) website content generation, per hour 2015 GBP 25
Help the Aged per day 2005 GBP 120
Icons Project day researching and writing features for website 2006 GBP 100 GR XXXX
Individual client writing/editing per hour 2014 GBP 32
Individual client writing/editing per hour 2014 GBP 32
Individual client writing/editing per hour 2014 GBP 32
iVillage.co.uk day subbing website 2006 GBP 150
LabourList.org (Labour Party) reporting and subbing day 2017 GBP 85 XX
Landscape Institute newsletter news stories, day shift from home _LineOne 2017 GBP 250 O
Learning and Skills Council website per day FBS _HMG 2004 GBP 250
Lexis Subbing per hour _RE 2000 GBP 20
LGC Net reporting day _EMAP 1998 GBP 115 -
Manufacturer research + scripting website, per hour 2004 GBP 75
Modis IT agency web design with C#.NET Pro plus XML/XSL, HTML, XHTML, CSS 2.0, J2EE, Java - W Yorks - per hour (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 35
News International Online day _NI 1996 GBP 120 - XX
NME subbing day or writing day on new online version, in office (less if work at home) (f IPC contract offered, read carefully!) _IPC 2015 GBP 90 XXX
NME online 8am-4pm working at home _IPC 2015 GBP 70 XXXX
NME online 4pm-midnight at home (weekends) _IPC 2015 GBP 85 XXXX
Non-profit websites web design, per day (7.5 hours) _C4 2005 GBP 300 GR
One World Online subbing/design day 1998 GBP 150 - X
Online retailer business analyst per hour (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 425
PA Teletext subbing day _PA 1995 GBP 89.56 - X
PA teletext subbing day _PA 1994 GBP 89.56 - X
PA Teletext subbing day _PA 1994 GBP 89 - X
Photographer's website Editing words, per hour 2012 GBP 30
PMR Technologies IT agency web design with ASP, SQL Server, MS.net, XML VBScript, HTML, CSS and SQL Server 2000 - Middlesex - per day (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 350
Pub and B&B website per day for website design all rights in edited / created webcontent 2015 GBP 197
Recruit Media agency feature research and writing for major online sites, per day 2004 GBP 120 XX
Ski Resort - guides website editing day 2010 GBP 150
Specialist music website writing day 2014 GBP 180
Specialist music website writing day 2014 GBP 180
Specialist music website writing day 2014 GBP 180
T3.com day news writing, web editing _Future 2010 GBP 120 X
Telecoms company designer/architect for mobile data services per day (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 409
Teletext subbing day _Assoc 1997 GBP 200 -
Teletext subbing day _Assoc 1996 GBP 125 -
Thames Reach Bondway (homeless charity) Web content editor - per hour (from contractoruk.com) 2006 GBP 15
Tourism website editing day 2014 GBP 165 0
Tourism website editing day 2014 GBP 165 0
Trade news service reporting, news, some features per hour 2017 GBP 16
UK-based non-profit organisation online day 2013 GBP 175
University per day - same rate paid for content strategy and actual editing (implementing) as part of consultancy package. 2014 GBP 250 0
University per day - same rate paid for content strategy and actual editing (implementing) as part of consultancy package. 2014 GBP 250 0
unnamed research company website web, copywriting plus editing, research, per day 2013 GBP 500 O
Unnamed website content generation, per hour 2015 GBP 30
Virgin OnLine Writing Web pages on writing Web pages, day _Virgin 1997 GBP 225 -

The above are the rates for Shifts / online notified by members up to 14 November 2017.

 
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 EURcurrency
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

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