[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Words, per 1000 / mags

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.

^ 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 currency Basic fee Extras
GR
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Caterer + Hotelkeeper feature print and web use _RBI 2013 GBP 240 GR
Cycle Sport , terms All rights _AOLTW 2015 GBP 150 0 X
Spectator book review 800 words @ £350 2012 GBP 438 O
24 Housing (owned by 3fox - who they?) 2010 GBP 312.50
Absolute Sport 1998 GBP 204 -
Access magazine feature, 1400 words @ £130 2015 GBP 93
Accountancy Age _VNU 1996 GBP 175 -
Accountancy 2010 GBP 300 0 GR
Accountancy 1997 GBP 166.67 -
Accounting Technician (Think Publishing) 2012 GBP 350
Aeon feature don't know terms 2017 USD 250 0 X
Aeon magazine (online) (Touchstone Trust) online, terms not specified 2013 GBP 350 O
Africa Business articles of unspecified length 2012 GBP 160 XX
Africa Confidential 2017 GBP 300
Africa Investor articles 2012 GBP 260
Africa Report 2013 EUR 400
Africa Report all rights 2013 EUR 400 0 GR
Africa Report (Jeune Afrique) feature all rights 2010 EUR 400 GR
Agreement 1600-word feature for £200 FBS & SBS 2011 GBP 125 31.25
AirForces Monthly 2011 GBP 50 XXX
Alive (USA) 1996 GBP 1050 -
All About History Researching and writing topic all rights to text, text can be republished unattributed and shared with international licensees without writer's permission _Future 2017 GBP 100 0 GR XXX
Alpha feature: 1000 Emirati Dihram on 09/09/13 = 2013 GBP 173 GR
Amateur Photographer _IPC 1999 GBP 150 - X
Anthem feature 2012 GBP 100 X
AOR feature _Future 2012 GBP 106 XX
Architects' Journal 1997 GBP 150 -
Architects' Journal 1997 GBP 165 -
Arena _EMAP 2006 GBP 400
Art Monthly exhibition review 2013 GBP 100 X
Arthritis News 2011 GBP 250
Asianlite __misc 2010 GBP 100 XX
Ask Men column, 600 words @ £120 _Ziff 2014 GBP 200 X
Atlantic online arts feature 2011 GBP 125
Audi Magazine (Northstar) 300 words @ £150 = _NorthSt 2011 GBP 500
Audience /Live UK feature 2010 GBP 190 X
AUTlook (Association of University Teachers) _TU 2004 GBP 333.33
Auto Express news writing, including sourcing and providing appropriate images for free all rights, no expenses _Dennis 2007 GBP 670 GR X
Auto Express _Dennis 1999 GBP 541.66 -
Automotive Cog. (Ultima media) 2009 GBP 250
Automotive Insight exes 40p per mile 2007 GBP 200
Aviation Security International 2500 word includes fee for phonecalls, published in magazine and online (for fee payers) 2008 GBP 250 0 X
Aviation Week online blog item _McGraw 2010 USD 700 O
Aviation Week , terms all rights 2009 USD 1000 X
Backpass magazine features 2015 GBP 45 XX
Bass Guitar Monthly FBSR & option on website use 2015 GBP 167
BBC Travel feature 700 - 900 words @ £220 _BBC 2012 GBP 314
Beer (CAMRA) features 2013 GBP 200 X
Bella feature FBS _Bauer 2013 GBP 450 GR O
Bella magazine (Italian Marie Claire) 800 words @ £80 = 2016 GBP 100
Best feature 2014 GBP 400
Best feature 2014 GBP 400
Best feature 2014 GBP 400
Big Issue Cymru _BI 2008 GBP 120 GR
Big Issue in the North news feature FBS _BI 2007 GBP 120
Big Issue _BI 2008 GBP 165 GR
Bird Watching magazine feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 200
Bird Watching magazine feature _Bauer 2014 GBP 200
Blues reviews 2012 GBP 150 X
BMJ 450 words @ £180 all rights 2007 GBP 400
Body Language 2008 GBP 220
Bookseller 'NUJ rates' 1994 GBP -
Britain travel FBS _Chelsea 2013 GBP 175 GR
British Baker features FBS _Quantum 2004 GBP 150 XX
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (Mark Allen Group) FBS + subscription website 2009 GBP 215
British Journalism Review 2010 GBP 90
BThere travel feature _Ink 2010 GBP 300
Business Destinations travel feature no licence specified 2007 GBP 150 X
Campaign _HM 2007 GBP 275
Canadian Jewish News 800 words @ $CAN 150 = 2017 GBP 106 X
Canadian Stamp News (Trajan) four-weekly column First North American rights 2013 USD 85 GR
Candis (New Hall) 2012 GBP 250
Canmaking News (JayMac International Media or McRitchie Media?) 10k words @ £1500 2014 GBP 150 X
Canmaking News (JayMac International Media or McRitchie Media?) 10k words @ £1500 2014 GBP 150 X
Cargo Systems _Informa 2009 GBP 220
Caster wanted first article for free, wldn't tell member rate from then on 2013 GBP 0 XX
Catalyst (Commission for Racial Equality) 1800-word feature @ £ 495 = _HMG 2007 GBP 275
Catholic Herald 2017 GBP 120 X
Catworld _Ashdown 2015 GBP 30 XXX
Change Co-operative Bank mag FBS _Redwood 2007 GBP 625
Chat - It's Fate 900 words @ £ 200 = _IPC 2014 GBP 222
Chat - It's Fate 900 words @ £ 200 = _IPC 2014 GBP 222
Children + young people now _HM 2010 GBP 230
Choice consumer journalism FBS _EMAP 2013 GBP 280 GR
CJS Now! 1200 word cover feature @ £550 = FBS, travel expenses paid _HMG 2007 GBP 458
Clash magazine features, interviews, reviews , prod/exes 0 2011 GBP 0 GR XXXX
Classic Pop features paid £60 per page, approx 500 words , terms vary, sometimes 3 months exclusivity _Anthem 2015 GBP 120 XXX
Classic Pop cover feature _Future 2013 GBP 121 XX
Classic Pop 350-word review @ £30 = _Future 2013 GBP 86 XXX
Classic Pop cover feature sidebar _Future 2013 GBP 100 XXX
Classic Pop review, 435 words @ £30 = 2013 GBP 69 XXX
Classic Pop review, 375 words @ £ 20 = 2013 GBP 53 XXXX
Classic Pop review, 110 words @ £10 = 2013 GBP 91 XXX
Classic Rock features, reviews _Future 2017 GBP 100 XX
Classic Rock _Future 2010 GBP 200 X
Closer _Bauer 2015 GBP 571 O
Coast _NatMag 2012 GBP 563 O
Collect It (Warners) research words and pictures, exes paid 2008 GBP 100 GR
Commercial Motor feature _Rhineg 2013 GBP 250
Community Care _RBI 2008 GBP 220 XX
Computer Weekly (TechTarget) __misc 2016 GBP 250 GR
Computer Weekly 500 words @ £100 __misc 2014 GBP 200 X
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 700 words @ £ 250 = __misc 2014 GBP 357
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 (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250
Computer Weekly 500 words @ £100 __misc 2014 GBP 200 X
Computer Weekly (Tech Target) 800 words @ £250 = __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly (TechTarget Inc.) __misc 2014 GBP 250
Computer Weekly 800 words "tech target" @ £250 __misc 2014 GBP 312.50
Computer Weekly 500 words @ £100 __misc 2014 GBP 200 X
Computing "favoured" writers (10% rise after complained about free re-use) _VNU 2001 GBP 400 40
Computing minimum _VNU 2000 GBP 250
Condé Nast Traveler US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746 O
Condé Nast Traveller 400 words for £160 FBS _CondN 2007 GBP 400
Construction News feature article with interviews _EMAP 2017 GBP 275
Construction News features 2013 GBP 230 GR
Construction News _EMAP 2009 GBP 240
Construction News _EMAP 2001 GBP 375 O
Construction Today NUJ+25 per cent 1996 GBP -
Construction FBS + website - still discussing pay for rewrite they demanded _EMAP 2008 GBP 244 0
Cornwall Today FBS 2011 GBP 100 GR
Cosmopolitan cover story feature in 2007 , all rights _NatMag 2008 GBP 325
Cosmopolitan US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060 O
Country Life 400 word book review @ £100 = _IPC 2011 GBP 250 X
Country Living _NatMag 2007 GBP 667 O
Countryfile all rights requested; limited licence negotiated _BBC 2011 GBP 140 XX
Countrymans Weekly (Diamond Publishing) non commissioned article terms not given 2014 GBP 35 GR XXXX
Countrymans Weekly (Diamond Publishing) non commissioned article terms not given 2014 GBP 35 GR XXXX
Countryside (NFU) mileage paid FBS 2014 GBP 300
Countryside (NFU) mileage paid FBS 2014 GBP 300
Creative Teaching and Learning (Imaginative Minds) 2013 GBP 50 GR XX
Cycling Mobility (Verlags Modern) 2012 GBP 375
Cyclist All rights _Dennis 2015 GBP 275 0
Daily Mail 1400-word health interview @ £700 = _Assoc 2016 GBP 500 O
Dance Today (Dancing Times group) 200 words @ £50 2013 GBP 250 X
Design Week feature _Centaur 2012 GBP 400
Direct Response _HM 2007 GBP 250
Director 2007 GBP 350 O
Disability Now (Scope) 650-word news article @ £ 125 , terms not discussed so assume FBS 2010 GBP 192
Diva (unchanged since 1998!) 2009 GBP 100 XX
DJ magazine 2012 GBP 100 XX
Dogs Monthly 2014 GBP 100 X
Dogs Monthly 2014 GBP 100 X
Dogs Today 1200 word interview @ £85 SBS - Second British Serial 2007 GBP 71 XX
Dredging + Port Construction £10 for photo plus _Fairpl 2011 GBP 250
Dredging + Port Construction 1000 words plus 5 photos _Fairpl 2010 GBP 325
Drive In Magazine 2000 words @ 20 = £10 2016 GBP 10 XXXX
Early Years Educator Education article one use only 2015 GBP 100 0 GR
Easy Living _CondN 2009 GBP 350 X
Easyjet Traveller Travel feature, 900 words _Ink 2016 GBP 200 X
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333
Easyjet Traveller travel feature _Ink 2014 GBP 333
Easyjet Traveller 900 word article @ £ 300 _Ink 2013 GBP 333 GR
EasyJet Traveller front of book and short features FBS _Ink 2013 GBP 300 GR
Easyjet Traveller feature _Ink 2011 GBP 300
Economia 2500-word feature @ £875 _Progres 2012 GBP 350
Economist 800 word blog @ £300 = __misc 2015 GBP 375 O
Economist 500 words @ £ 100 plus £25 per image _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XXXX
Economist 500 words @ £ 100 plus £25 per image _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XXXX
Economist all words minimum rate 2013 GBP 400
Economist 400-word blog @ £160 all rights _Pearson 2013 GBP 400 GR O
Economist 700-article for The World in 2013 @ £450 = all rights _Pearson 2013 GBP 643 0 O
Economist _Pearson 2012 GBP 417
Economist _Pearson 2011 GBP 417 X
Economist 250 words @ £300 = _Pearson 2013 GBP 1200 O
EDF Energy magazine FBS _Cream 2007 GBP 500 O
Elle Decoration _Hearst 2012 GBP 700 O
Elle feature FBS _Hach 2006 GBP 700 O
Empire features _Bauer 2013 GBP 300 GR
Energy Risk 30p a word 2011 GBP 300
Engineering and Technology 2010 GBP 300
Engineering 1997 GBP 300 -
English Language Gazette interview, phone exes paid 2009 GBP 200
Entertainment Weekly US$1600 _AOLTW 2006 GBP 867 O
Entertainment Weekly feature licence not specified, US$2000 = _AOLTW 2006 GBP 1149 O
Entertainment Weekly (USA) album reviews contract all rights plus other bad bits but they say "just delete what you don't like" “ no, really! _AOLTW 2006 GBP 1180 O
Esquire feature, 900 words @ £500 _Hearst 2014 GBP 555 O
Esquire any writing _NatMag 2013 GBP 500 O
Esquire _NatMag 2005 GBP 400
Esquire US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060 O
Estates Gazette 800 word feature @ £300 = FBS _RBI 2007 GBP 375 0 GR O
Etapes International (French design mag) 600 words Euro 416 for 600 words = £587/thou 2010 EUR 693 X
Ethical Living feature for family secction 2007 GBP 250
Eurograduate features all rights _Setform 2013 GBP 261 0 GR
European Chemical News (7.15 per inch... those were the days...) _RBI 1996 GBP 198.67 -
European Frozen Food Buyer 1996 GBP 150 -
Eurostar magazine feature _Ink 2010 GBP 300 X
Eva (250w for #200) _IPC 1998 GBP 800 -
Fabulous FBS _NI 2010 GBP 400 GR
Fabulous FBS _NI 2010 GBP 533 GR O
Fair Planet report, 350 words @ £85 = 2016 GBP 243
Fair Planet 1300 words @ £300 = 2016 GBP 230
Fairplay Marine article plus £10 per photo, 20p per mile exes. 2009 GBP 190
Farmer's Weekly £640 for 2800-word feature including case studies was based on 2 days, but took 8! _RBI 2013 GBP 229
FC Business Intelligence 800 words @ £300 2017 GBP 375
Fest 250-word theatre review @ £25 2011 GBP 100
Fiesta (Galaxy Publications) work declined 2013 GBP 125 XX
Fiesta (Galaxy) 2012 GBP 150
Fiesta (Galaxy Publications - er, 'top shelf') features FBSR 2003 GBP 500 GR O
Financial Adviser feature writing the whole nine yards - they take everything _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XX
Financial Adviser feature writing the whole nine yards - they take everything _Pearson 2014 GBP 200 0 XX
Financial Teach 2013 GBP 500 O
Flybe FBS _Brookl 2007 GBP 375
Focus _GJ 1998 GBP 200 -
Focus (UK science magazine) _GJ 1997 GBP 300 -
Folk Roots with pic 2009 GBP 120 X
Football Monthly 1998 GBP 136.36 -
Football Punk 800 words £100.00 no exes 2010 GBP 125
Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment) 2012 USD 250 X
Fortean Times 4000 words @ £300 talked up from an even worse offer _Dennis 2017 GBP 75 XXX
Fortean Times 4000 words @ £300, talked up from even worse standard rate. Rate for photos to be negotiated later, £10 travel paid _Dennis 2017 GBP 75 XXX
Fortean Times 1600 words @ £ 100 - they didn't dare offer this member reduced "standard" rate _Dennis 2016 GBP 62.50 X
Fortean Times 3000 words @ £360 - reduced rate :-( _Dennis 2011 GBP 120 XXXX
Fortean Times 4000 word feature @ £560 + two 250-word boxes; £100 of fee for picture research), photocopying exes paid; FBS + web _Dennis 2009 GBP 140 X
Fortean Times (negotiated rate up from previous) 1500 words @ £195 = _Dennis 2008 GBP 130 XXX
Freemasonry Today desk-based research all rights demanded, currently negotiating FBS rights for web and print 2013 GBP 275
Fresh 2 page article, 800 words @ £325 licence not specified _IncisiM 2006 GBP 406 HA O
Frieze Arts feature 2011 GBP 250
Front feature (has been known to pay £500) 2008 GBP 250 GR
FT Business exes £70 _Pearson 2015 GBP 750 0 GR
fVL (Ultima media) 2009 GBP 250
Gaz7etta Grazia _Bauer 2010 GBP 500 O
Geographical 2012 GBP 300
Glamour _CondN 2010 GBP 500 O
Glamour US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746 O
Global Health (£640 when reported ) 2011 USD 1000 O
Gluten Free Heaven / Free From Heaven writing , terms not specified _Anthem 2016 GBP 0 XXXX
Good Housekeeping feature writer retained copyright _NatMag 2015 GBP 666 O
Good Housekeeping _NatMag 1998 GBP 350 -
GQ US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746 O
Grazia _Bauer 2015 GBP 500 O
Grazia news story for '10 Hot Stories' section, 600 words @ £300 = _Bauer 2013 GBP 500 O
Green Parent feature FBS 2008 GBP 75 XX
Grocer FBS and web _WReed 2013 GBP 275 O
Guardian short travel pieces for a sponsored supplement _GMG 2013 GBP 350 X
Guitar World reuse of (4000-word) feature from 1998 $1000 = 2010 USD 500
Harpers Bazaar US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060 O
Health Care Risk Review (syndication 50:50 split) 2010 GBP 266
Healthy + Organic Living 2008 GBP 250
Healthy Magazine FBS _River 2007 GBP 250
Hello! 1800 word interview @ £750 FBS _Hola 2007 GBP 417 GR
High 50 profile, 600 words @ £160 = "skinflints" 2016 GBP 267
History Today 2010 GBP 115 X
History Today all rights demanded, licensed FBS 2009 GBP 120
History Today 250-word news shorts sent on spec, £50 paid 2009 GBP 200 X
Home Farmer 600 words plus photos 2012 GBP 80 XX
Home Farmer 2009 GBP 120 X
Homes and Gardens 500-word interview and captions @ £350 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 700 O
Honcho magazine 2017 USD 500
Hospital Post (Europe) 2009 EUR 1000 X
Hot Press reporting 2013 EUR 100 GR
Hot Press (Ireland) licence terms unsure 2008 EUR 100 XXX
Human Rights 4000 words @ £90 all rights 2017 GBP 22.50 XXX
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800 O
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800 O
IHS Dredging plus 42p/mile _IHS 2014 GBP 800 O
Imbibe (Monomax) features 2013 GBP 250
Imbibe (Monomax) 2009 GBP 250
InAVate (IML Group) 2011 GBP 200
Independent review, 800 words @ £0 _Lebedev 2014 GBP 0 XX^7
Information Week _VNU 1999 GBP 250 -
Information World Review member says: 'tried to get all rights for all time but forget it' _VNU 2007 GBP 312
Inside Housing _TMG 2013 GBP 250
Inside Housing 850 word feature @ £212.50 _Ocean 2013 GBP 266
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2008 GBP 250 GR
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2008 GBP 250
Inside Housing features _Ocean 2007 GBP 260
Inside Housing features _Ocean 2007 GBP 220
Inside Housing feature _Ocean 2007 GBP 240 X
Inspirations 1998 GBP 400 -
Insurance Day FBS _Informa 2010 GBP 200 X
Insurance Times all rights _NQ 2010 GBP 360
Investment feature 2012 GBP 300
IRIN News (United Nations) all rights 2013 USD 375
Jane's Airport Review _Janes 2008 GBP 170
Jane's Defence Weekly news or features _IHS 2013 GBP 250
Jane US authors - up to $2000 _Fairch 2002 GBP 1373 O
Janes's _IHS 2014 GBP 220
Janes's _IHS 2014 GBP 220
Jetaway feature _Ink 2013 GBP 300
Jewish Independent 850 words @ $CAN 100 = 2017 GBP 48 XXX
Journalist Freelance Fees Guide rates _TU 2004 GBP 220 GR
Kent Life piece plus provision of photo contacts all rights _ECN 2012 GBP 130 GR X
Kerrang! cover feature _EMAP 2008 GBP 144 XX
Kerrang! cover feature _EMAP 2008 GBP 240
Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms 2005 GBP 666 O
Leeds (university alumni magazine) feature FBS 2008 GBP 385 GR O
Leeds (university alumni magazine) feature 2007 GBP 370 O
Leeds (Leeds University alumni magazine) features, additional days' research paid at Fees Guide rate; FBS 2009 GBP 375 GR O
Lexus (it's about cars) 1999 GBP 440 -
Life (county magazine) 650-750 words @ £150 = _ECN 2007 GBP 230
Live (USA) $1200 1997 GBP 745 -
Lloyds Register +42p/mile 2008 GBP 180
Lloyds Register 1000 words + 40p per mile exes 2008 GBP 180
Lloyds Register exes 40p per mile 2007 GBP 190
Lloyds TSB magazine FBS _Cream 2007 GBP 500 O
Lloyds 40p per mile exes 2008 GBP 190
Loaded short feature _IPC 2015 GBP 166 X
Local Government News features _HM 2014 GBP 160 X
Local Secrets 500-600 words @ £20: no exes; all rights taken, moral rights waived, photo expected, no pay, no further royalities, perpetual publishing rights, very fiddly pitch system, turned down 2015 GBP 40 0 GR XX
Logistica _RBI 1996 GBP 160 -
London Review of Books £10 per photo on top; 40p/mile expenses 2010 GBP 210
Look feature all rights _IPC 2010 GBP 850
Loud & Quiet magazine features, interviews, reviews, etc... the whole shebang 2016 GBP 0 0 XXXX
Macworld review rights grab _Ziff 2005 GBP 200
Mail on Sunday (in fact 1000-2000 words) _Assoc 2014 GBP 500
Marie Claire US authors - up to $3000 _Hearst 2002 GBP 2060 O
Marie Claire USA US$1250 = _Hearst 2003 GBP 800 O
Marine News 40p/mile exes _Fairpl 2010 GBP 195
Market Trade News 2008 GBP 250
Marketing _HM 2007 GBP 260
Marketing _HM 2007 GBP 250
Materials Recycling _Bauer 2009 GBP 230
Maxim feature _Dennis 2008 GBP 300 GR
Maxim _Dennis 1996 GBP 700 -
Media Week _HM 2009 GBP 500 GR
Media Week _HM 2007 GBP 250 GR
MEED _EMAP 2009 GBP 250
Men's Health _NatMag 2011 GBP 400
Mental Health Today features 2009 GBP 250
Metal Bulletin Monthly _Assoc 2009 GBP 300
Metal Bulletin (Euromoney) _Assoc 2010 GBP 300
Middle East Eye print and online 2016 USD 350
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
Modern Railways Feature article, took at least 8hrs to research interview and write - 2000 words @ £350 = _Key 2014 GBP 175
Modus magazine (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) researching and writing feature article plus three sidebars including profile interviews all global rights + all moral rights waived 2017 GBP 400
Mojo 500-word online blog (per Mojo mag freelance agreement) _Bauer 2009 GBP 300 GR
Mojo opinion/blog _Bauer 2009 GBP 300
Mojo features FBS + other use per agreement with Q/Mojo freelance group _Bauer 2009 GBP 304 GR
Mojo Q&A feature FBS + other by agreement with Q/Mojo freelance group _Bauer 2009 GBP 274 GR
Mojo Blog (commissioned) terms as Q/Mojo freelance agreement _EMAP 2007 GBP 300
Mojo online blog _Bauer 2009 GBP 250
Moneywise 2000 words @ £400 = £200 _Moneyw 2014 GBP 200 XX
Moneywise 2000 words @ £400 = £200 _Moneyw 2014 GBP 200 XX
Moneywise _RD 1998 GBP 333.33 -
Monocle features 2009 GBP 700 O
Monocle FBS + web 2007 EUR 1000
Movies Magazine 2000 words @ 20 = £10 2016 GBP 10 XXXX
Ms London _INM 1998 GBP 175 - X
Ms London _INM 1998 GBP 175 -
Munchies (Vice media) A Quietus Interview 20p per word 2016 GBP 200 GR
Museums Journal feature FBS and web 2008 GBP 250 GR
Music Choice 1996 GBP 250 -
Music Week feature _Intent 2010 GBP 170 X
Music Week feature no terms specified at commission, assume FBS _UM 2010 GBP 172
Musician (Musicians' Union) feature , terms FBSR (quarterly) plus audio version for visually impaired union members _TU 2008 GBP 250
Muso interview , not sure of terms _Rhineg 2013 GBP 90 X
Muso _Impromp 2009 GBP 150 GR X
My Weekly 750 DPS for £ 300 , FBS _DCT 2008 GBP 400 O
My Weekly 2800 words @ £75 = FBS _DCT 2008 GBP 26.79 XX^9
National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City) first serial rights (print and online) 2012 USD 250 X
National Geographic Travel _NatGeo 2012 GBP 201 X
National Geographic _NatGeo 2011 GBP 210 XX
National Review feature 2013 GBP 155.41 GR
Natural Health 1800 words @ £250 FBS 2007 GBP 139 GR X
Network News _VNU 1996 GBP 160 -
Network Week _VNU 1999 GBP 160 -
New Consumer _CondN 2008 GBP 200 GR
New Consumer 2008 GBP 200 GR
New Humanist 2009 GBP 100 XX
New Internationalist 3000 words for £500 2011 GBP 167
New Internationalist 2011 GBP 230
New Internationalist 2010 GBP 230
New Law Journal (Butterworth) _RBI 1998 GBP 125 - ?
New Scientist news report: 500 words @ £245 = all rights and firstborn, if any _RBI 2013 GBP 390
New Scientist 500 words @ £210 all rights and firstborn _RBI 2013 GBP 420 O
New Scientist per published 1000 words all rights _RBI 2013 GBP 660 0
New Scientist 100 words _RE 2011 GBP 350
New Scientist online news article , terms all rights + first born _RBI 2009 GBP 440 GR
New Scientist commissioned features - US writers _RBI 2008 USD 1220
New Scientist all rights demanded _RBI 2007 GBP 500
New Scientist all rights demanded _RBI 2007 GBP 500 GR
New Statesman 1600 words @ £75 = _Progres 2016 GBP 47 XXX
New Statesman _Progres 2013 GBP 250
New Statesman _Progres 2011 GBP 187.50
New Statesman _Progres 2009 GBP 214
New Statesman syndication split 50-50 _Progres 2005 GBP 333.33
New Statesman on pointing out firmly that this is the Fees Guide minimum recommended rate 2004 GBP 230
New Statesman (online for The Staggers) _Progres 2016 GBP 75 GR XX
New Statesman CityMetric (down from £80 which was bad in 1991!) _Progres 2016 GBP 50 GR XXXX
New Woman monthly column offered _IPC 2006 GBP 650
New Yorker US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746 O
Ngamer 1000 words + sourcing images _Future 2012 GBP 250
NME feature _IPC 2014 GBP 130 XX
NME feature _IPC 2014 GBP 130 XX
NME features , all-rights contract pressed _IPC 2011 GBP 130 XX
NME feature _IPC 2010 GBP 140 XX
NME feature _IPC 2009 GBP 180 X
NME feature _IPC 2009 GBP 120 XX
North East Life _ECN 2010 GBP 200
NorthWest, SouthWest (was Hill Publishing - by 2005 Archant) _ECN 2000 GBP 50 - X
Nursing Standard _TU 2011 GBP 220
Nursing Times _EMAP 2006 GBP 192
Oasis (Saudi) 2011 GBP 400
On Course magazine (ADM Media) writing articles and features for web and print 2014 GBP 100 0 X
On Your Doorstep community-style reporting 2016 GBP 125
Opera (Metropolitan Opera of New York) (no travel expenses) 2013 USD 1000 O
Optician _RBI 1998 GBP 150 -
Oxford Times Limited Edition mag feature 1500 words @ £85 = no exes _Gannett 2016 GBP 57
Oxford Today no exes! 1999 GBP 200 - X
Parliament magazine (Dod's) 2007 EUR 400
PC _Ziff 1996 GBP 200 -
Pen 1000 words 2008 GBP 170
Pensions Expert feature writing/news analysis _Pearson 2014 GBP 300 0 GR
Pensions Expert feature writing/news analysis _Pearson 2014 GBP 300 0 GR
Pensions Week (Financial Times) reporting _Pearson 2013 GBP 300 0
Performance Ford (by 2006 is Unity Media) 1999 GBP 150 -
Period House _Essent 1999 GBP 220 -
Personnel Today _RBI 1998 GBP 175 -
Pet Product Marketing 1200 words @ £240 = _Bauer 2017 GBP 200
Pet Product Marketing 1200 words @ £150 = 2015 GBP 125 GR X
Petroleum Economist (also supplied photos) print and online rights _Assoc 2016 GBP 300
Petroleum Economist features, max 2000 words _Assoc 2015 GBP 350
Photo 2008 GBP 150
Photography Monthly 3000-word interview @ £300 = _ECN 2011 GBP 100 GR X
Photonics Spectra (USA) 1998 GBP 250 - X
Physics World features 2013 GBP 380
Ping Magazine 1000 words print and online 2016 GBP 75 X
Plan B lead album review 2008 GBP 12.50 XXXX
Popcorn overdue 2000 GBP 250 -
Portfolio _CondN 2008 GBP 750 O
Positive News Features 2016 GBP 200
Positive News Features 2016 GBP 250
Practical Photography _EMAP 1998 GBP 150 -
Practical Preschool (MA Education) 2012 GBP 100 GR
Pregnancy and Birth all rights _Bauer 2009 GBP 300
Pregnancy: Baby + You 600 words _Future 2008 GBP 167 XX
Press Gazette analysis features with supplied images FBS, no additional payment for online use 2012 GBP 200 GR O
Press Gazette _Quantum 2007 GBP 222 X
Preview feature all rights 2011 GBP 180
Pride 1997 GBP 150 -
Primary Teacher Update 2014 GBP 100 X
Primary Teacher Update 2014 GBP 100 X
PrintWeek technical feature research & writing, working from home all rights _HM 2013 GBP 240 0
Private Eye 300 word piece @ £100 2006 GBP 333
Professional Broking _IncisiM 2000 GBP 176 - X
Professional Broking _IncisiM 1999 GBP 176 - X
PSNEurope feature - 1400 words all rights _Intent 2013 GBP 238 0 GR
Psychologies UK use only _Hach 2009 GBP 500 O
Public Finance features FBS + web _Pearson 2009 GBP 300
Public Finance feature _Pearson 2008 GBP 330
Public Finance 1700 word feature @ £510 = _Pearson 2007 GBP 300 GR
Public Service interview - rate up by £35 on previous _TU 2008 GBP 330
Public Service feature _TU 2008 GBP 300
Public Service (First Division Association) _TU 2007 GBP 275 O
Pychologies _Hach 2010 GBP 400 O
Q Reuse of 1995 feature in special , terms Writer retained copyright then and now _Bauer 2017 GBP 120
Q feature copyright retained, various restrictions _Bauer 2014 GBP 300 GR
Q feature copyright retained, various restrictions _Bauer 2014 GBP 300 GR
Q "page rate" elaborate licence, copyright retained by freelance _Bauer 2012 GBP 185 GR
Q words minimum rate extensive license or all rights depending on corporate contract signed _Bauer 2013 GBP 300
Radio Times _BBC 2010 GBP 500 O
Radio Times _BBC 2007 GBP 500
Rail _Bauer 2010 GBP 375 0
RBS magazine review _Brown 2010 GBP 462.50 O
Reader's Digest Asia office all rights, no expenses _RD 2008 USD 2000 0 GR O
Readers' Digest _RD 2010 GBP 600
Real People feature _NatMag 2014 GBP 650 O
Real People feature _NatMag 2014 GBP 650 O
Real Travel 2012 GBP 133 XXXX
Record Collector features, includes discography 2007 GBP 100 XXX
Red feature all rights _Hearst 2016 GBP 400 0
Refinery 29 feature 2016 GBP 200
Regeneration _HM 2009 GBP 250
Reinsurance feature _IncisiM 2013 GBP 250 GR
Renewable Energy Focus _RE 2011 GBP 250
Resource seemingly all rights - turned them down! 2009 GBP 100 XXX
Resurgence feature 2012 GBP 100
Revolution _HM 2000 GBP 266 -
Right Start magazine (Avid) , all rights 2012 GBP 250 GR X
Rolling Stone news story from UK _Wenner 2013 GBP 400
Rolling Stone US authors - $1500 _Wenner 2002 GBP 1030 O
Ronda 900 words @ £300 = , terms FBS, transport expenses paid _Ink 2016 GBP 333
Ryanair inflight mag _Ink 2007 GBP 300
Ryanair magazine feature _Ink 2011 GBP 300
Saga magazine FBS 2010 GBP 450
Saga Magazine 2005 GBP 500
Saga Magazine feature 2005 GBP 1000 O
Saga culture page FBS 2009 GBP 667 GR
Salisbury Review 2012 GBP 100 X
Scientific Computing _RBI 1998 GBP 200 -
Scoop (Children's mag) 2017 GBP 100 XXX
Serendip 1000 words print and online 2016 USD 500
Service Management (Ithaca) 2008 GBP 220 X
Shortlist features 2013 GBP 200 X
Shortlist feature 2012 GBP 200 X
Sight and Sound 1999 GBP 100 - X
Silverkris mag -Singapore Airlines travel feature, 1400 words @ £500, no exes terms - the world and universe 2014 GBP 357 0
Ski+board (Ski Club of Great Britain) 2015 GBP 180 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220 GR
Sleeper (Mondiale Publishing) 2014 GBP 220 GR
Small Press Review 1200 words @ £150 = 2009 GBP 125 X
Small Press Review 1500 words @ £ 80 = 2009 GBP 53 XXX
Songlines plus 2 photos real payoff was trip to Lithuania for other work 2015 GBP 100
Songlines feature 2010 GBP 100 XX
Songlines feature 2010 GBP 122 X
Sony Magazine print+website, exclusive for a while _HM 2008 GBP 500
Sound On Sound features copyright retained, mag shares syndication 2011 GBP 150 X
South China Morning Post travel/design feature commissioned to produce 1000 words at 2.50HKD "per word"; much later emailed contract stating rate was "per published word"; piece published considerably shorter than 1000 words; after a long wait and Hong Kong taxes deducted paid £79 for the piece 2012 GBP 79 XXXX
Spectator 700-word book review @ £200 = _BarcB 2011 GBP 286
Spin US$1000 = 2006 GBP 529
Spirit + Destiny health piece all rights _Bauer 2004 GBP 438 GR
Sport first 1998 GBP 200 -
Square Meal (Monomax) 2009 GBP 350 O
Square Meal 2009 GBP 350 X
Studio International review 2014 GBP 175
Stuff _HM 1999 GBP 333.33 -
Stuff _HM 1999 GBP 300 -
Stylist 500 word feature @ £200 all rights 2015 GBP 400 0
Sun + Wind Energy per page (7000 characters =~ 1100 words) 2011 EUR 150 X
Superyacht Business 6500-word feature @ £2145 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 330
Sure Start FBS _Redwood 2007 GBP 500
Sussex Life local feature used on web _ECN 2010 GBP 200
Sussex Life writing local feature which is used on web _ECN 2010 GBP 200 0
Swimming Times feature 2008 GBP 250
Swimming Times column - 400-800 words @ £50 2008 GBP 125 X
Take a Break 600 words @ £450 FBS _Bauer 2010 GBP 750
Tate 1995 GBP 350 -
Tatler column FBS _CondN 2013 GBP 550 225 GR
Teaching Drama 800 words @ £90 = _Rhineg 2013 GBP 113 XX
Teaching Drama book review - 250 words @ £25 all rights _Rhineg 2011 GBP 100
Teaching Drama feature all rights _Rhineg 2011 GBP 167
That's Life health piece all rights _Bauer 2004 GBP 438 GR
The Biz 2009 GBP 400
The Biz (pharma company in-house mag) 1-page feature (3-500 words) 2008 GBP 600 GR O
The Biz (pharma company in-house mag) 2-page feature (up to 1000 words) 2008 GBP 350 GR
The Ecologist online 2012 GBP 150 GR
The Ecologist 2009 GBP 180
The Establishment (Empress Media Inc.) 1250 word feature, roughly $1/word , terms Paid in dollars; good international terms 2016 USD 1250 GR
The Green Parent day shift of unspecified activity __misc 2014 GBP 75 X
The Green Parent day shift of unspecified activity __misc 2014 GBP 75 X
The Humanist feature 2015 GBP 550 O
The Inquirer 400 words @ £100 = 2016 GBP 250
The Journalist _TU 2011 GBP 300
The Lady interview 2012 GBP 250 X
The Lady 2012 GBP 1000
The Lancet Neurology 1600-word feature @ £500 BUT fee shrinks with amount of editing required to £150 "floor". _RE 2017 GBP 312.50 XXXX
The Lancet _RE 2011 GBP 437
The List (Edinburgh and Glasgow) 1997 GBP 70 - 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 Living Tradition music review "very determined on terms - you won't even get a free copy of the mag" 2014 GBP 0 XXXX
The Living Tradition music review very determined you won't even get a free copy of the mag 2014 GBP 0 XXXX
The Nightwatchman (quarterly cricket magazine) 2000 word feature - "didn't realise until too late" the rate was... 2017 GBP 0 GR XXXX
The Publican _Quantum 1997 GBP 130 -
The Quietus online features 2008 GBP 100 X
The Quietus feature 2008 GBP 150 X
The Register news story/feature 2007 GBP 250
The Scientist news item 2004 GBP 600 O
The Stage interview, 1200 words @ £120 2014 GBP 100 XX
The Stage 2014 GBP 125
The Stage 2014 GBP 125
The Stage feature all rights 2013 GBP 150 0
The Stage feature FBS, no web use 2013 GBP 150 GR X
The Stage 2011 GBP 120 X
The Stage 2014 GBP 125
The Tablet 2009 GBP 130 X
The Tablet 1997 GBP 93.75 -
The Wire (now owned by staff) features + reviews 2012 GBP 70
The Word feature _DH 2012 GBP 133 X
The Word longer album reviews (eg 750 words) 2008 GBP 200
The Word 150 word standard review £40 _DH 2007 GBP 266.66
The Word feature _DH 2007 GBP 250
Think Africa 800-1000 words 2014 GBP 150
This is Africa feature 2013 GBP 300
Timber Trades Journal 1997 GBP 150 -
Time Europe US$0.80 per word _AOLTW 2006 GBP 425 0 X
Time Out _TOut 1998 GBP 550 -
Times Educational Supplement regular travel page: cut of one third from £500 per thousand for more than five years; declined; terms FBS incl web use _TSL 2008 GBP 333 XX
Times Higher Education 500-word advertorial @ £90 = _TSL 2016 GBP 180 XX
Times Higher Education reporting and features _TSL 2011 GBP 200 0 GR X
Times Literary Supplement review _TSL 2010 GBP 100 XX
TNT magazine 2011 GBP 185.40
Total Football _Future 1997 GBP 250 -
Travel Trade Gazette 2011 GBP 200 GR
Uncut feature _IPC 2015 GBP 170 X
Uncut feature _IPC 2015 GBP 143 XX
University Business (Wildfire) FBS 2014 GBP 100 0 X
University Business (Wildfire) FBS 2014 GBP 100 0 X
US (USA) dollar-a-word 1997 GBP 621 -
Utility Week 1200 words @ £270 = _RBI 2007 GBP 225
Vanity Fair US authors - up to $4000 all right licence for 90 days _CondN 2002 GBP 2746 O
Vanity Fair (USA) 1000 words $3000 _CondN 2001 GBP 2086 O
Variety (Penske Media Corporation) according to whopayswriters.com 2017 USD 750 0
Vegetarian Times FBS 2007 GBP 150
Velocity features _Ink 2009 GBP 200 GR X
Vice 1000 words + sourcing images 2013 GBP 80 XX
Vintage Rock feature: 2000 words paid at "page rate" 2012 GBP 150 X
Visa Black Card Magazine features, mainly lifestyle, consumer and travel all rights, no expenses, no tax at source 2013 USD 3000 GR O
Vogue (50% of syndication paid) _CondN 1996 GBP 350 -
Voice 2011 GBP 100 X
Wallpaper _IPC 2007 GBP 500 O
Wallpaper features first world rights _AOLTW 2003 GBP 500 GR O
Wallpaper _AOLTW 2000 GBP 1000 - O
Wanderlust extensive research and photography, expenses £500 work done unpaid with view to securing paid work: submitted 2 articles. No paid work followed. 2016 GBP 0 0 X
Weatherwise first North American rights 2008 USD 100 XXX
Weekly Standard (USA) 1000 words, member wouldn't do it again 2011 USD 100 XX
When Saturday Comes 800 words @ £70 2017 GBP 87.50 GR
When Saturday Comes __misc 2015 GBP 215 GR X
When Saturday Comes £75 for 600-700 word piece all rights 2009 GBP 125 X
Which 200 words @ £150 2010 GBP 750
Wiltshire Life FBS 2011 GBP 140
Wizz Air 1350 word feature @ £360 = _Ink 2013 GBP 267 X
Woman's Own 750 word feature (no pics) @ £150 _AOLTW 2015 GBP 200
Woman's Own _IPC 1998 GBP 500 -
Woman's Weekly _IPC 2007 GBP 625
Woman Interview 900 words FBS _IPC 2007 GBP 450 O
Women's Lifestyle 500-word advertorial @ £120 = _AOLTW 2016 GBP 240
Wonderland 2007 GBP 150 GR X
Works Management feature FBS + web rights _Findlay 2007 GBP 300 GR
Workstyle 3000 words @ £130 = 2014 GBP 43 XXX
Workstyle 3000 words @ £130 = 2014 GBP 43 XXX
Workstyle 3000 words @ £130 = 2014 GBP 43 XXX
World Cruise Industry Review 2009 GBP 200
World of Animals 2000 word travel article - turned down! 2015 GBP 125 GR XX
World of Cruising feature 2016 GBP 100 XXX
World Policy Journal 2010 GBP 100 XX
World's Fair (trade newspaper) rate based on 15 word average per 26p column cm _Tindle 2008 GBP 17.50 GR XX
XL Basic 250 _EMAP 1997 GBP 300 -
XpertHR feature _RBI 2013 GBP 250 GR
Yeahbaby feature _Ink 2013 GBP 300
Yeahbaby BMIbaby inflight mag _Ink 2007 GBP 300 X
YoungMinds 1500 word feature FBS 2008 GBP 222
Yours feature FBS _Bauer 2010 GBP 350
Yours _Bauer 2010 GBP 300
Zest exclusive rights _NatMag 2010 GBP 292
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
A health journal 2014 GBP 100
artphaire.com (curated by Park Hyatt hotels) preview, 300 words @ $150 _Ziff 2014 USD 500 O
BBC News website, technology 800 word feature @ £250 , terms None specified _BBC 2009 GBP 312.50 GR O
British Airways inflight magazine lead article, 1500 words @ £350 = 2014 GBP 233 XX
British Airways inflight magazine lead article, 1500 words @ £350 = 2014 GBP 233 XX
Business Destination (Tower Business) 1800 words @ £324 = 2013 GBP 180
CN Traveller.com 900-word web feature @ £200 = _CondN 2017 GBP 222
Condé Nast mag 450 words @ £200 = _CondN 2017 GBP 444 0
Digital magazine, unnamed 800 words @ £ 80 = (terms offered - rejected!) 2014 GBP 100 XXX
Digital magazine, unnamed 1100 words @ £100 = 2014 GBP 91 XXX
Digital magazine, unnamed 1100 words @ £100 = 2014 GBP 91 XXX
Digital magazine, unnamed 800 words @ £ 80 = (terms offered - rejected!) 2014 GBP 100 XXX
easyJet inflight mag original feature _Ink 2011 GBP 275 0 GR
eMusic Q+A features all rights plus indemnity clause non-negotiable 2007 GBP 214 X
eMusic reviews all rights with useful "license back", tricky indemnity clause 2007 GBP 500 0 O
eMusic.com 200-word online music reviews all rights + obnoxious indemnity clause 2007 GBP 500 GR
Euromoney features _Assoc 2013 GBP 350
Euromoney titles _Assoc 2000 GBP 250 -
Freelance Newsletter any - for the sense of self-worth only, web licence granted too _NUJ_LFB 2001 GBP 0 0
Healthcare journal, unnamed background for correspondents 2014 GBP 66
Healthcare journal, unnamed background for correspondents 2014 GBP 66
Hobbyist magazine regular column 1300 words plus photos FBS 2013 GBP 100 X
Human rights publicatrion 700 words @ £100 = 2017 GBP 143
IHS Fairplay magazine(s) feature _IHS 2013 GBP 250 0 GR
Imagine Publishing magazine piece 2011 GBP 200
Leeds University alumni mag feature 2014 GBP 375 O
Lloyd's Loading List feature , All rights _Informa 2011 GBP 220 X
Magazine Branch survey non-recognised workplace average 2005 GBP 217
Magazine Branch survey overall average 2005 GBP 224
Magazine Branch survey NUJ-recognised workplace average 2005 GBP 235
Maritime magazine 2013 GBP 150
MC Financial 1000 word articles 2009 GBP 50 XXXX
Natmags _NatMag 2000 GBP 300 -
Northern+Shell (XX if smut) _NS 1996 GBP 150 -
Pro Sound News Europe feature all rights _Intent 2016 GBP 200 0 GR X
Reed group _RBI 1997 GBP 160 -
Regeneration magazines 2012 GBP 230
Small music mag 600-word reviews (part staff-owned - rate hasn't changed in 30 years) 2016 GBP 40 XXX
Time Inc printed specialist mag 500 words @ £75 = _AOLTW 2017 GBP 150 XX
TRVL app writer retains copyright 2012 EUR 200
trvl.com 2000 words @ 500 Euro , use on iPad platform 2012 EUR 250 GR
Unnamed magazine Second British Serial rights 2013 GBP 300 GR O
Unnamed Russian lifestyle magazine 800-word reviews @ £200 = 2016 GBP 250 O

The above are the rates for Words, per 1000 / mags 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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