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

Updated: 21 April 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 / 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
Police press officer day 9am-5pm 2007 GBP 150
The Londoner feature writing and subbing days _HMG 2004 GBP 160
4 Children charity, PR manager day 2007 GBP 110 XXXX
A+M Records day writing covers 1993 GBP 150 -
Active Promotions day hosting competition winner 2002 GBP 400 O
Annual Report design per day 2001 GBP 150
Arts organisation media consultancy (day?) 2013 GBP 200
Avatar International property company public relations per hour 2003 GBP 20 XX
BMG records day with new artist to advise on interview technique _Bert 2003 GBP 200
Book Club Associates proofreading, per hour 2004 GBP 10 XXX
Business consultancy day editing web copy 2012 GBP 300 O
CAFOD day in press office 2005 GBP 150
Clive Davis partnership writing day 2002 GBP 300
CNBC producing corporate TV/web content, per day _NBC 2013 GBP 230
Dairy Council of Northern Ireland subbing day 1994 GBP 190 -
Department of Trade + Industry writing + subbing for staff magazine, per day FBS plus repeat use in DTI publications _HMG 2004 GBP 162
Earache (metal label) Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video 2006 GBP 350
Electronic press kits interview top-rank musicians on or off camera 2010 GBP 1500
Electronic press kits interview your mates who are musicians 2010 GBP 5000
Electronic press kits interview musicians on or off camera - from 2010 GBP 350
Energy company editing corporate anniversary book (12 chapters/48,000 words) 2007 GBP 1500
Exhibition CH on-site press officer, day 2006 GBP 350 O
Food That Matters PR event 2008 GBP 280
Government department web editing (no marking up) per day _HMG 2007 GBP 400 O
Government department/agency Annual contract - 6 writing days a month for web, newsletters, blog etc), maintaing webpages, advising on communications office and travel paid, not taxed at source, all rights _HMG 2013 GBP 250 0 O
Housing association copywriting day - including engaging photographer at nearly £500/day 2006 GBP 500 X
ICLP ad agency subbing hour 2004 GBP 20
IKEA catalogue (publisher: Cabal) 1 week subbing - we do hope this is a daily rate! 2002 GBP 110 X
IPC 'advertorial' writing day _IPC 1996 GBP 110 -
IPC Advertorials (IPC Creative) subbing and writing in-house _IPC 2006 GBP 130 GR X
Large marketing agency researching and drafting "white paper" per day working from home 2016 GBP 450 O
London Borough of Greenwich subbing day _HMG 1993 GBP 200 -
London Borough of Greenwich subbing day _HMG 1993 GBP 150 -
M+S reporting day 1992 GBP 100 -
Medium-sized corporation corporate writing, 8 hour day with lunch 2007 GBP 450
Miller Freeman Subbing per press release _MF 1997 GBP 5 - XX
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100
NGO publication editing, writing, per day 2014 GBP 100
Non-governmental organisation (small) copywriting day 2006 GBP 165 X
Prudential reporting day 1992 GBP 100 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1996 GBP 100 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1996 GBP 100 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 100 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95 -
Redwood Publishing designing ('reduced to 90 for new freelances -- a worrying and disturbing trend') _Redwood 1993 GBP 95 -
Redwood Publishing editing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 120 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95 -
Redwood Publishing subbing day _Redwood 1993 GBP 95 -
Regional publicity for Government ministries. day shifts in PR office, writing, researching etc. _HMG 2003 GBP 110 X
Sainsbury's Subbing day 2011 GBP 130 XXX
SJ Berwin website editing/copywriting day for law firm partner and associate profiles 2013 GBP 1600 O
Small company copywriting - in Chinese - per hour; a translator says 'should be double that' 2006 GBP 50 XXX
small music promoter six days writing press release, obtaining pix from friend of band, researching media in north west UK, sending out press releases, phoning to check contacts no exes 2009 GBP 400 0
Sony Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video _Sony 2006 GBP 350
Tech blog (Technology Strategy Board) blogging, per day 2012 GBP 200 O
Tech blog web design, blogging, for bank, per day 2012 GBP 300 O
Texaco publications subbing day 1993 GBP 220 -
Texaco publications subbing day 1993 GBP 150 -
Unison (union 'expresses embarrassment at paying below FFG rates') _TU 1994 GBP 80 -
Universal Electronic Press Kit interview - talk to the star, get edited out of the video _Vivendi 2006 GBP 200
unnamed bank's in-company magazine editing day 2013 GBP 700 O

The above are the rates for Shifts / pr notified by members up to 21 April 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 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

Other 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