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

Archived: 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 / news

Work paid by the thousand words, whose primary use was in a newspaper.
These are archived rates - see current rates.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, per 1000 / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
GR
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Al-Hayat 1995 GBP 200 -
Al-Hayat 1994 GBP 200 -
Al-Shar / Al Awsat 1994 GBP 80 - X
Al-Shar / Al Awsat 1994 GBP 120 -
Asharq Al Awsat newspaper (Arabic) features,reviews,interviews 2012 GBP 150
BiJ (what?) interactie thingy 2015 GBP 900
Boston Globe US$437.50 _NYT 2003 GBP 280 XX
Boston Globe Magazine (USA) feature first serial rights, no special licence for Web use, no expenses _NYT 2000 GBP 1000
Christian Science Monitor 1000 word feature plus 2 photos 2009 USD 400 XX
Daily Express interview _NS 2012 GBP 500
Daily Express Your Health feature _NS 2009 GBP 400
Daily Express Woman 1300 word piece (including 3 interviews) £500 _NS 2004 GBP 385 GR
Daily Express Saturday magazine no rights discussed _NS 2002 GBP 600 O
Daily Express comment feature _UM 1998 GBP 533 -
Daily Express news _UM 1995 GBP 300 -
Daily Express Op-Ed _UM 1995 GBP 833 -
Daily Express (Jill Parkin, columnist: according to Private Eye) _UM 1994 GBP 570 -
Daily Express London section _UM 1994 GBP 250 -
Daily Express London section _UM 1994 GBP 200 -
Daily Express _UM 1993 GBP 150 -
Daily Mail 400-word article @ £300 = FBS _Assoc 2011 GBP 750 O
Daily Mail _Assoc 2010 GBP 400
Daily Mail all rights _Assoc 2010 GBP 333 X
Daily Mail _Assoc 2006 GBP 666 O
Daily Mail feature _Assoc 2004 GBP 1000 O
Daily Mail health feature _Assoc 2004 GBP 660
Daily Mail health feature _Assoc 2000 GBP 550 -
Daily Mail (full page) _Assoc 1998 GBP 400 -
Daily Mail _Assoc 1997 GBP 350 -
Daily Mail 1 page _Assoc 1995 GBP 400 -
Daily Mail (Lynda Lee Potter, columnist: according to Private Eye) _Assoc 1994 GBP 1600 -
Daily Mail Femail _Assoc 1994 GBP 333 -
Daily Mirror FBS _TMG 2002 GBP 708 O
Daily Mirror _TMG 2001 GBP 500 O
Daily Mirror _TMG 1996 GBP 350 -
Daily Mirror (Anne Diamond, columnist: according to Private Eye) _TMG 1994 GBP 1900 -
Daily Mirror Mirror Woman _TMG 1994 GBP 200 -
Daily Record feature (health) 1800 words @ 300 _TMG 2001 GBP 167
Daily Telegraph Magazine (Saturday) original long article _Holl 2001 GBP 600
Daily Telegraph _BarcB 2009 GBP 250 XX
Daily Telegraph Arts page _BarcB 2008 GBP 500 O
Daily Telegraph _BarcB 2007 GBP 438
Daily Telegraph review 800 words @ £300 _BarcB 2007 GBP 375
Daily Telegraph feature FBS _BarcB 2006 GBP 500
Daily Telegraph Motoring _BarcB 2006 GBP 450
Daily Telegraph 1400 wd feature nothing extra for website _BarcB 2006 GBP 450
Daily Telegraph Weekend section: 400 words @ £200 = _BarcB 2006 GBP 500
Daily Telegraph up to 1500 words for £600 = _BarcB 2006 GBP 400
Daily Telegraph travel section _BarcB 2005 GBP 500 GR
Daily Telegraph _Holl 2004 GBP 643
Daily Telegraph _Holl 2003 GBP 333.33
Daily Telegraph feature _Holl 2002 GBP 583
Daily Telegraph 300 words @ £120 = _Holl 2002 GBP 400 X
Daily Telegraph page lead - 600 words @ £300 _Holl 2002 GBP 500
Daily Telegraph _Holl 2001 GBP 350
Daily Telegraph news ('You only get paid if we print it', they say) _Holl 2001 GBP 350
Daily Telegraph motoring FBS _Holl 2001 GBP 350
Daily Telegraph feature FBS _Holl 2001 GBP 500
Daily Telegraph travel _Holl 2001 GBP 400
Daily Telegraph Dotcom section _Holl 2001 GBP 200 X
Daily Telegraph Features FBS inc Electronic Telegraph _Holl 2000 GBP 800
Daily Telegraph features _Holl 2000 GBP 400
Daily Telegraph _Holl 2000 GBP 500 - O
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1999 GBP 500 - O
Daily Telegraph Cash Clinic _Holl 1998 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1998 GBP 312.50 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1998 GBP 185 - X
Daily Telegraph Connected _Holl 1998 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1998 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph Business section _Holl 1998 GBP 250 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1997 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1997 GBP 340 -
Daily Telegraph features _Holl 1996 GBP 350 -
Daily Telegraph features _Holl 1996 GBP 400 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1996 GBP 500 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1996 GBP 500 -
Daily Telegraph Saturday Weekend section _Holl 1996 GBP 379 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1996 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph business section _Holl 1996 GBP 212.50 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 250 - X
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 250 - X
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 200 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 500 -
Daily Telegraph Magazine _Holl 1994 GBP 500 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1994 GBP 350 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1994 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph (Claudia FitzHerbert, columnist: according to Private Eye) _Holl 1994 GBP 680 -
Daily Telegraph travel _Holl 1994 GBP 400 -
Daily Telegraph You and Your Family _Holl 1994 GBP 267 -
Daily Telegraph specialist _Holl 1994 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1993 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1993 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1993 GBP 450 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1993 GBP 300 -
Daily Telegraph _Holl 1993 GBP 363 -
Evening Standard supplement feature FBS _Assoc 2006 GBP 450
Evening Standard Arts pages feature FBS _Assoc 2006 GBP 500
Evening Standard feature _Assoc 2005 GBP 400
Evening Standard film reviews - £250 for 250-300 words _Assoc 2005 GBP 1000
Evening Standard feature _Assoc 2003 GBP 800 O
Evening Standard _Assoc 2003 GBP 562.50
Evening Standard 700-900 words travel for £400 _Assoc 2003 GBP 572
Evening Standard 300ish-word concert review £150 _Assoc 2002 GBP 450 O
Evening Standard _Assoc 2002 GBP 418
Evening Standard feature FBS _Assoc 2001 GBP 400
Evening Standard Travel (UK) _Assoc 2001 GBP 350
Evening Standard Travel (overseas) _Assoc 2001 GBP 450
Evening Standard Wheels supplement _Assoc 2001 GBP 437.50
Evening Standard feature _Assoc 2001 GBP 200 X
Evening Standard _Assoc 1998 GBP 111 - X
Evening Standard _Assoc 1998 GBP 555.55 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1998 GBP 555.55 - O
Evening Standard _Assoc 1998 GBP 437.50 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1998 GBP 450 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1997 GBP 500 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1997 GBP 437.50 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1997 GBP 437.50 -
Evening Standard ES Magazine _Assoc 1996 GBP 300 -
Evening Standard ES magazine _Assoc 1995 GBP 300 -
Evening Standard news _Assoc 1995 GBP 200 -
Evening Standard features _Assoc 1995 GBP 140 - X
Evening Standard features _Assoc 1995 GBP 500 -
Evening Standard features _Assoc 1995 GBP 178.57 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1995 GBP 700 -
Evening Standard ES magazine _Assoc 1994 GBP 300 -
Evening Standard city pages _Assoc 1994 GBP 143 - X
Evening Standard (Nigella Lawson and Allison Pearson, columnists: according to Private Eye) _Assoc 1994 GBP 880 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1993 GBP 333.33 -
Evening Standard _Assoc 1993 GBP 156.25 -
Financial Times _Pearson 2008 GBP 389
Financial Times foreign news reporting _Pearson 2008 GBP 246 GR X
Financial Times _Pearson 2007 GBP 300
Financial Times _Pearson 2007 GBP 400
Financial Times _Pearson 2006 GBP 350
Financial Times 1200 words for £400 = _Pearson 2006 GBP 333
Financial Times (slow to pay) _Pearson 2005 GBP 350
Financial Times Creative Business section _Pearson 2005 GBP 300
Financial Times special report _Pearson 2004 GBP 389
Financial Times international feature _Pearson 2004 GBP 206.25
Financial Times feature _Pearson 2004 GBP 300
Financial Times _Pearson 2004 GBP 300
Financial Times _Pearson 2004 GBP 412
Financial Times feature _Pearson 2003 GBP 300
Financial Times (Inside Track) _Pearson 2003 GBP 350
Financial Times features _Pearson 2003 GBP 350
Financial Times FBS _Pearson 2002 GBP 375
Financial Times features _Pearson 2001 GBP 300
Financial Times _Pearson 1999 GBP 250 -
Financial Times _Pearson 1998 GBP 263 -
Financial Times _Pearson 1998 GBP 200 -
Financial Times _Pearson 1995 GBP 200 -
Financial Times _Pearson 1995 GBP 130 - X
Financial Times _Pearson 1994 GBP 200 -
Financial Times _Pearson 1993 GBP 186.67 -
Guardian Weekly (Note that agreed minimum for Guardian is than £256 or more) _GMG 2009 GBP 111 XXXX
Guardian Weekly 2007 GBP 277 17
Guardian Weekly learning english supplement _GMG 2004 GBP 220
Guardian Weekly Learning English section, feature article FBS _GMG 2004 GBP 150 XXX
Guardian Weekly website _GMG 2007 GBP 275
Guardian minimum rate in 2011 house agreement - £301.63 total (web use uplift is 6.5%) _GMG 2011 GBP 283.22 18.41 HA
Guardian _GMG 2010 GBP 375
Guardian Media _GMG 2010 GBP 300
Guardian supplement (not named) _GMG 2010 GBP 364
Guardian travel _GMG 2010 GBP 300 X
Guardian _GMG 2009 GBP 300
Guardian Money piece _GMG 2009 GBP 295
Guardian Society website 500-word blog @ £75 _GMG 2009 GBP 150 X
Guardian _GMG 2009 GBP 295 17.50
Guardian _GMG 2008 GBP 300
Guardian online 2008 GBP 267
Guardian Family feature _GMG 2008 GBP 305 20
Guardian Guide feature (not cover) guardian/NUJ agreement unless otherwise negotiated _GMG 2007 GBP 300 20
Guardian Guide cover feature guardian/NUJ agreement unless otherwise negotiated _GMG 2007 GBP 350
Guardian obit 500 words @ £145 _GMG 2007 GBP 274 16
Guardian 400-600 word blog - if used - pays £77 terms unclear - undercuts agreed paper minimum of £247 + £16 for online use _GMG 2007 GBP 154 X
Guardian 1200-word education feature @ £325 = _GMG 2007 GBP 255 15 X
Guardian 800 words "Comment is free" blog for £75 terms not clear, massively undercuts agreed paper rates _GMG 2007 GBP 93 XX
Guardian travel feature _GMG 2007 GBP 240 15
Guardian 300 words weekly for £80 = _GMG 2006 GBP 266
Guardian 1300 words @ £320 = less than agreed £263 all in minimum! _GMG 2006 GBP 231 15 XXX
Guardian _GMG 2006 GBP 500
Guardian Society 230-word mini-feature, works out at _GMG 2006 GBP 306 20
Guardian writing for website _GMG 2006 GBP 300
Guardian EPublic supplement _GMG 2006 GBP 253.50 16.50
Guardian Business Sense supplement _GMG 2006 GBP 258 17
Guardian Education _GMG 2006 GBP 282 18
Guardian Society 230-word mini-feature, works out at _GMG 2006 GBP 306 20
Guardian Technology supplement _GMG 2006 GBP 258 17
Guardian Society 500-word mini-interview, works out at _GMG 2006 GBP 282 18
Guardian feature _GMG 2006 GBP 282 18
Guardian new minimum rate in house agreement - £263.16 total (web use uplift is 6.5%) _GMG 2005 GBP 247 16.16 HA
Guardian "all rights", it says here! _GMG 2005 GBP 500
Guardian travel writing FBS _GMG 2005 GBP 298 19 GR
Guardian feature - 2004-5 agreed min _GMG 2005 GBP 244 16
Guardian feature in Guide section _GMG 2005 GBP 254 16
Guardian feature in Weekend section _GMG 2005 GBP 385 25 O
Guardian Guide - 100-word column £20 - less than agreed minimum! _GMG 2005 GBP 200 XXX
Guardian music column (£130 per piece) _GMG 2005 GBP 244 16
Guardian Hard Sell column (£100 per piece) _GMG 2005 GBP 251 16
Guardian Think Tank column in Society supplement - 2004-5 agreed min _GMG 2005 GBP 239 16
Guardian Education supplement _GMG 2005 GBP 274 18
Guardian Rise supplement _GMG 2005 GBP 240 16
Guardian Guardian Women - hot exclusive but only _GMG 2005 GBP 285 19
Guardian Office Hours- 2004-5 agreed min _GMG 2005 GBP 239 16
Guardian Parents page in G2 - 2004-5 agreed min _GMG 2005 GBP 239 16
Guardian comment _GMG 2005 GBP 304 20
Guardian Online supplement standard Guardian contract, as in NUJ agreement _GMG 2005 GBP 317 21 GR
Guardian Why I Love item, 350 words £70 - less than agreed minimum! _GMG 2005 GBP 188 12 XX
Guardian Off Diary in Society supplement: 400-word item £150 _GMG 2005 GBP 728
Guardian Eco-sounding 150 words £35 - less than agreed minumum! _GMG 2005 GBP 219 14 XXX
Guardian Online standard Guardian contract, as in NUJ agreement _GMG 2005 GBP 258 17 GR
Guardian arts reviews, £100 for (usually) 350 words _GMG 2005 GBP 269 17
Guardian feature £320 for 1300 words - less than agreed minumum! _GMG 2005 GBP 231 15 XX
Guardian arts reviews, £150 for (usually) 350 words, more than 80 miles from base, exes on top _GMG 2005 GBP 403 26
Guardian single review _GMG 2005 GBP 270 18
Guardian Society web-site news article standard Guardian contract, as in 2004-5 NUJ agreement _GMG 2005 GBP 239 16
Guardian Epublic (monthly government IT supplement) standard Guardian contract, as in NUJ agreement _GMG 2005 GBP 254 16 GR
Guardian Society special _GMG 2005 GBP 254 16
Guardian Guide feature _GMG 2005 GBP 231.13 15.12
Guardian Guide - 100-word TV preview - works out less than agreed minimum! _GMG 2005 GBP 200 X
Guardian Society special _GMG 2005 GBP 282 18
Guardian Guide - 100-word column _GMG 2005 GBP 1000
Guardian Guide - review column _GMG 2005 GBP 271 18
Guardian feature (800 words) FBS _GMG 2005 GBP 258 17
Guardian interview FBS (really? Note agreed minimum is £255 including an uplift for Web use etc) _GMG 2005 GBP 218.75 XX
Guardian Society feature _GMG 2004 GBP 282 18
Guardian Guide feature _GMG 2004 GBP 320
Guardian feature _GMG 2004 GBP 250
Guardian minimum rate under new agreement, including web use uplift _GMG 2004 GBP 255 HA
Guardian Jobs+Money _GMG 2004 GBP 238 12
Guardian Society _GMG 2004 GBP 231.43 11.57
Guardian feature _GMG 2004 GBP 286 14
Guardian Society _GMG 2004 GBP 238 12
Guardian travel feature _GMG 2004 GBP 223 11
Guardian G2, foreign copy plus £121 exes _GMG 2003 GBP 222.22 11.11
Guardian £300 for 1300 word feature FBS _GMG 2003 GBP 220 11
Guardian Higher (education) feature _GMG 2003 GBP 223 11
Guardian G2 feature FBS _GMG 2003 GBP 428
Guardian 250 word news story for £50 - works out below agreed minimum _GMG 2003 GBP 200 XXX
Guardian Saturday Guide _GMG 2003 GBP 254 13
Guardian writing/reporting _GMG 2003 GBP 257 13
Guardian Features _GMG 2003 GBP 227 11 GR X
Guardian up to _GMG 2003 GBP 257 13
Guardian Weekend cover feature standard Guardian licence _GMG 2003 GBP 634 32 O
Guardian 300+ word concert review ie £100 _GMG 2002 GBP 285 15
Guardian Weekend section _GMG 2002 GBP 267 13
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 267 13
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 238 12
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 219 11
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 254 13
Guardian Monday section _GMG 2002 GBP 219 11
Guardian Environment section _GMG 2002 GBP 238 12
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 267 13
Guardian Society section _GMG 2002 GBP 286 14
Guardian _GMG 2002 GBP 237.50 12.50
Guardian travel feature _GMG 2002 GBP 246.40 13.60
Guardian obituaries no terms discussed _GMG 2002 GBP 215 GR XX
Guardian feature _GMG 2002 GBP 237 13
Guardian Society section 1000 word feature + 200 word sidebar FBS _GMG 2002 GBP 429 21 O
Guardian online section cover feature _GMG 2001 GBP 275
Guardian _GMG 2001 GBP 219 11 HA
Guardian Online section (FBS + web, database - Guardian agreement) _GMG 2001 GBP 267 13
Guardian Media section: 1000 word piece originated and written _GMG 2001 GBP 200 15 XXX
Guardian travel _GMG 2000 GBP 260
Guardian review _GMG 2000 GBP 285
Guardian Secretarial _GMG 2000 GBP 200 -
Guardian _GMG 1999 GBP 300 -
Guardian no exes! _GMG 1999 GBP 208 - X
Guardian Overseas, no exes! _GMG 1999 GBP 208 - X
Guardian Health Perspective _GMG 1998 GBP 200 -
Guardian _GMG 1998 GBP 300 -
Guardian _GMG 1998 GBP 500 -
Guardian _GMG 1998 GBP 350 -
Guardian _GMG 1998 GBP 200 -
Guardian _GMG 1997 GBP 208 -
Guardian Society section _GMG 1997 GBP 134.62 - XX
Guardian _GMG 1997 GBP 310 -
Guardian G2 section _GMG 1997 GBP 300 -
Guardian _GMG 1997 GBP 250 -
Guardian _GMG 1996 GBP 200 -
Guardian OnLine _GMG 1996 GBP 143 - XX
Guardian _GMG 1996 GBP 240 -
Guardian _GMG 1995 GBP 250 -
Guardian _GMG 1995 GBP 180 -
Guardian _GMG 1995 GBP 200 -
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 267 -
Guardian OnLine 'standard' 160, pays to _GMG 1994 GBP 250 -
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 200 -
Guardian Personal Finance _GMG 1994 GBP 160 -
Guardian Personal Finance _GMG 1994 GBP 200 -
Guardian Money Page, offered _GMG 1994 GBP 160 - XX
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 180 - X
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 200 -
Guardian (Suzanne Moore, columnist: according to Private Eye) _GMG 1994 GBP 410 -
Guardian arts/music _GMG 1994 GBP 160 - X
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 220 -
Guardian women's page _GMG 1994 GBP 260 -
Guardian reviews _GMG 1994 GBP 70 - X
Guardian Jazz -- the magazine features _GMG 1994 GBP 100 - X
Guardian _GMG 1994 GBP 175 - X
Guardian (really 200 most sections, if you push, usually all rights) _GMG 1993 GBP 150 - X
Guardian _GMG 1993 GBP 206.25 -
Guardian Education section _GMG 1993 GBP 200 -
Guardian _GMG 1992 GBP 200 -
Guardian Media NB below agreed rate _GMG 2010 GBP 233 XXX
Guardian online 600-800 word features @ £150 web use licensed _GMG 2009 GBP 250
Guardian online interview - note house agreement minimum rate for print is £247 + £16 for web! _GMG 2008 GBP 150 X
Guardian website news stories online only _GMG 2002 GBP 200
Herald 1400 word interview with author for books section @ £250 _NQ 2007 GBP 179
Herald _NQ 2005 GBP 150
Herald Saturday magazine, foreign copy pays exes _NQ 2003 GBP 150
Herald Weekend Living 1200 word feature @ £200 licence terms not discussed _NQ 2005 GBP 167 XXXX
Independent on Saturday magazine interview _INM 1998 GBP 200 - X
Independent on Sunday _Lebedev 2010 GBP 200 XX
Independent on Sunday travel piece, no expenses _INM 2010 GBP 250 X
Independent on Sunday travel feature , no exes - for a week-long trip (work declined) _Lebedev 2010 GBP 200 XXXX
Independent on Sunday travel piece, no expenses _Lebedev 2010 GBP 250 X
Independent on Sunday travel items FBS _INM 2007 GBP 250
Independent on Sunday 1200 wd feature for Sunday magazine @ £400 _INM 2007 GBP 333
Independent on Sunday travel feature _INM 2006 GBP 200 X
Independent on Sunday 600w travel slot, works out at _INM 2006 GBP 250
Independent on Sunday £70 exes paid, FBS _INM 2005 GBP 275
Independent on Sunday _INM 2004 GBP 150 XX
Independent on Sunday 1200 word features, ranging from £220 for left hand page to £275 for section cover _INM 2004 GBP 230 GR
Independent on Sunday overseas front page lead _INM 2003 GBP 300 XX
Independent on Sunday business pages, up to _INM 2003 GBP 350
Independent on Sunday _INM 2002 GBP 200
Independent on Sunday _INM 2002 GBP 200 X
Independent on Sunday travel writing _INM 2001 GBP 200
Independent on Sunday _INM 2001 GBP 75 0 ???
Independent on Sunday Reality Mag feature _INM 2001 GBP 290
Independent on Sunday comment FBSR _INM 2000 GBP 400
Independent on Sunday _INM 1998 GBP 200 -
Independent on Sunday _INM 1998 GBP 125 - X
Independent on Sunday Business _INM 1998 GBP 300 -
Independent on Sunday _INM 1996 GBP 400 -
Independent on Sunday _INM 1996 GBP 285.71 -
Independent on Sunday _INM 1996 GBP 200 - X
Independent on Sunday (7 days' work!) _INM 1996 GBP 150 - X
Independent on Sunday _INM 1995 GBP 200 - X
Independent on Sunday magazINMe _INM 1995 GBP 250 -
Independent on Sunday _INM 1995 GBP 250 -
Independent on Sunday 300 word blurb for Sunday magazine @ £75 _INM 2007 GBP 250 XX
Independent family section - 1300 words @ £300 _Lebedev 2010 GBP 231 X
Independent _Lebedev 2010 GBP 200 X
Independent _Lebedev 2010 GBP 231 X
Independent FBS _INM 2010 GBP 200
Independent _INM 2009 GBP 166.67 X
Independent medical feature including a 'free' box-out _INM 2008 GBP 300 GR X
Independent features/advertorial in Education supplement _INM 2008 GBP 250
Independent _INM 2008 GBP 250 X
Independent 1200 word feature for Extra section @ £300 _INM 2007 GBP 250 XX
Independent obituary, 750 words @ £120 = _INM 2007 GBP 160 XXX
Independent arts section feature _INM 2006 GBP 250
Independent Property supplement _INM 2006 GBP 277
Independent FBS + web _INM 2006 GBP 208 XX
Independent 400-word match report @ £60 = _INM 2006 GBP 150 XX
Independent 800 words for £200 = _INM 2006 GBP 250
Independent FBS _INM 2005 GBP 382
Independent _INM 2005 GBP 200 X
Independent arts feature _INM 2005 GBP 225
Independent _INM 2005 GBP 250
Independent 450-word live event review for £ 120 _INM 2005 GBP 267
Independent feature _INM 2005 GBP 250
Independent Media Weekly: £150 for 800 words _INM 2005 GBP 187.50 X
Independent 48 Hours in... (travel) FBS, no expenses _INM 2005 GBP 200 XXX
Independent _INM 2004 GBP 200
Independent specialist regular column FBSR _INM 2003 GBP 375
Independent specialist regular column FBSR _INM 2003 GBP 375
Independent Sunday Review, up to _INM 2003 GBP 250
Independent overseas super-stringer _INM 2003 GBP 150
Independent overseas news _INM 2003 GBP 120 XXX
Independent Sunday Review _INM 2003 GBP 133.33 XXX
Independent _INM 2003 GBP 112.50 XXX
Independent arts _INM 2003 GBP 278
Independent overseas news _INM 2003 GBP 150 XX
Independent offered for news stories _INM 2003 GBP 150
Independent network section (pay only for what appears) _INM 2003 GBP 250
Independent special reports _INM 2003 GBP 250
Independent Personal finance, Saturday edition _INM 2003 GBP 200
Independent travel _INM 2003 GBP 200 XX
Independent _INM 2002 GBP 200 X
Independent _INM 2002 GBP 150 XX
Independent _INM 2002 GBP 167
Independent specialist features (higher than paper's basic rate but some editors are paying this) all rights demanded - FSBR offered! _INM 2002 GBP 250
Independent _INM 1998 GBP 183.33 - X
Independent _INM 1998 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1998 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1997 GBP 160 - X
Independent _INM 1997 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1996 GBP 215.38 -
Independent _INM 1996 GBP 180 -
Independent Section 2 _INM 1996 GBP 220 -
Independent Section 2 _INM 1996 GBP 160 - X
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 200 -
Independent travel _INM 1995 GBP 175 - X
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 300 -
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 300 -
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 200 -
Independent Metro section _INM 1995 GBP 250 -
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1995 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1994 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1994 GBP 160 - X
Independent _INM 1994 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1993 GBP 250 -
Independent _INM 1993 GBP 200 -
Independent should be 200 _INM 1993 GBP 175 - X
Independent (specialist) _INM 1993 GBP 325 -
Independent _INM 1992 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1992 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1992 GBP 200 -
Independent _INM 1992 GBP 150 -
Independent feature _INM 1992 GBP 150 -
Indepenent _INM 2006 GBP 250 X
Irish Daily Mail match reports _Assoc 2008 EUR 200
Irish Examiner 400 words @ £150 = _Crosbie 2006 GBP 375
Irish Examiner supplement feature _Crosbie 2004 EUR 190 X
Irish Examiner supplement feature _Crosbie 2004 EUR 155 X
Irish Examiner arts feature _Crosbie 2004 EUR 200 XX
Irish Examiner _Crosbie 2002 EUR 200
Irish Independent weekly column _INM 2005 EUR 220 X
Irish Post FBS _Smurf 2002 GBP 100 0
Irish Post writing all types of articles no expenses _Smurf 2001 GBP 100 GR X
Irish Post _Smurf 1994 GBP 120 -
Irish Sunday Mirror £400 for double page spread 1500 words (2004) no licence discussed _TMG 2005 GBP 266.67 X
Irish Times feature writing _ITtrust 2001 GBP 250 GR
Irish Times _ITtrust 1995 GBP 85 -
Irish Times _ITtrust 1993 GBP 120 -
Jerusalem Post news _Holl 2001 GBP 375
Lloyd's List + 40p/mile travel _Informa 2009 GBP 200
Lloyd's List Feature _Informa 2004 GBP 180 GR X
Los Angeles Times $750 _Tribune 2005 GBP 400
Los Angeles Times 1000-word news story first use only - but under dollar-a-word _Tribune 2001 GBP 430 X
Mail on Sunday _Assoc 2010 GBP 1000
Mail on Sunday You magazine _Assoc 2010 GBP 500
Mail on Sunday Travel _Assoc 2008 GBP 500
Mail on Sunday You magazine _Assoc 2008 GBP 500
Mail on Sunday Night and Day _Assoc 2006 GBP 500
Mail on Sunday travel feature _Assoc 2006 GBP 583 GR
Mail on Sunday magazine - £500 for 250 words for pic lead feature FBS _Assoc 2006 GBP 2000 GR O
Mail on Sunday kill fee _Assoc 2004 GBP 200 X
Mail on Sunday feature _Assoc 2003 GBP 650
Mail On Sunday feature for colour magazine section _Assoc 2003 GBP 450
Mail on Sunday Financial _Assoc 1997 GBP 350 -
Mail on Sunday excl page lead _Assoc 1997 GBP 600 -
Mail on Sunday Night + Day feature FBS _Assoc 1996 GBP 400
Mail on Sunday _Assoc 1996 GBP 400 -
Mail on Sunday _Assoc 1995 GBP 425 -
Mail on Sunday _Assoc 1995 GBP 750 -
Mail on Sunday ordered _Assoc 1993 GBP 300 -
Mail on Sunday (page lead) _Assoc 1993 GBP 500 -
Mail online online foreign news (500 words), travel paid _Assoc 2010 GBP 200
Metro Theatre reviews/ previews 150-350 words (8p per word) exes apparently paid, no info given about rights _Assoc 2008 GBP 800 GR X
Metro travel report plus pic sourcing _Assoc 2008 GBP 215 XX
Metro _Assoc 2004 GBP 100 XXX
Metro Life section _Assoc 2004 GBP 300
News of the World TV page lead _NI 2011 GBP 750
News Of The World feature _NI 2010 GBP 450
Observer Sports front page story, 700 words , expenses paid _GMG 2009 GBP 270 15 X
Observer sports exclusive interview, 1500 words @ £350 , expenses paid; NB below agreed minimum rate _GMG 2009 GBP 233 0 XXXX
Observer _GMG 2008 GBP 320
Observer 1300 words @ £450 = _GMG 2007 GBP 326 20
Observer supplement on Ukraine _GMG 2006 GBP 313 20
Observer _GMG 2006 GBP 352 23
Observer feature (more than Guardian/Obs/NUJ agreed minimum) _GMG 2005 GBP 300
Observer _GMG 2004 GBP 287.50
Observer Sport Monthly _GMG 2004 GBP 200 XX
Observer _GMG 2004 GBP 272 14
Observer feature online only _GMG 2003 GBP 200 0
Observer _GMG 2002 GBP 381 19
Observer 3000-word commission extended to 4500, (still?) £1000 increased on appeal to £1200 _GMG 2002 GBP 254 12.67
Observer 5% for Web, database etc _GMG 2001 GBP 286 14
Observer _GMG 2001 GBP 286 14
Observer magazine _GMG 2000 GBP 286 14
Observer Review (mag) _GMG 1998 GBP 400 -
Observer _GMG 1998 GBP 550 -
Observer incl exes _GMG 1998 GBP 230 - X
Observer business section _GMG 1996 GBP 230 -
Observer business section _GMG 1996 GBP 250 -
Observer _GMG 1995 GBP 200 -
Observer _GMG 1995 GBP 187.50 - X
Observer _GMG 1995 GBP 375 -
Observer Life magazine _GMG 1994 GBP 500 -
Observer Life magazine _GMG 1994 GBP 300 -
Observer _GMG 1994 GBP 200 -
Observer (specialist) _GMG 1993 GBP 500 -
Observer _GMG 1993 GBP 250 -
Observer magazine (expenses to 350) _GMG 1993 GBP 275 -
San Francisco Chronicle 2200 word travel piece US$500; note US minimum should be $1 a word! 2003 GBP 145 XXX
Scotland on Sunday feature no licence discussed _BarcB 2005 GBP 200 X
Scotland on Sunday feature no licence discussed _BarcB 2005 GBP 200 GR X
Scotland on Sunday (magazine) Feature _BarcB 2002 GBP 125 0 X
Scotland on Sunday news feature plus £100 pounds expenses _BarcB 2002 GBP 250
Scotland on Sunday feature _BarcB 2001 GBP 175 X
Scotland on Sunday travel piece, 1300 words @ 200 FBS _BarcB 2001 GBP 154 0 XXX
Scotland on Sunday _BarcB 1995 GBP 100 -
Scotland on Sunday _BarcB 1994 GBP 250 -
Scotland on Sunday _BarcB 1994 GBP 100 - X
Scotsman education feature involving extensive research _Johnsto 2007 GBP 150 X
Scotsman arts feature no licence discussed, but published print and web _Johnsto 2006 GBP 150 XXXX
Scotsman _BarcB 2005 GBP 350
Scotsman overseas news _BarcB 2003 GBP 312.50
Scotsman 1300w @ £195 - told FBS, but appeared on website without permission _BarcB 2002 GBP 150
Scotsman Weekend cover feature, no exes _BarcB 1999 GBP 125 - XX
Scotsman _BarcB 1999 GBP 250 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1999 GBP 250 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1998 GBP 214 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1998 GBP 175 -
Scotsman review _BarcB 1998 GBP 130 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1996 GBP 140 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1996 GBP 120 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1996 GBP 85 - X
Scotsman (some editors are trying to cut rates to 85X) _BarcB 1995 GBP 100 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1995 GBP 120 -
Scotsman _BarcB 1994 GBP 100 - X
Scotsman _BarcB 1994 GBP 250 -
Scotsman magazine outdoor news item _Johnsto 2010 GBP 154
Sun Woman 1500 word feature £900 all rights _NI 2004 GBP 600 GR
Sun health feature all rights _NI 2004 GBP 619 GR O
Sunday Express Magazine 1200-word feature FBS, no exes _NS 2001 GBP 625 GR
Sunday Express _NS 2007 GBP 175 XX
Sunday Express feature _NS 2006 GBP 460
Sunday Express case study feature _NS 2006 GBP 400
Sunday Express magazine _NS 2004 GBP 333.33
Sunday Express feature _NS 2004 GBP 500
Sunday Express property feature _NS 2002 GBP 262.50
Sunday Express _UM 1995 GBP 875 -
Sunday Express _UM 1995 GBP 1000 -
Sunday Express features page _UM 1994 GBP 750 -
Sunday Express features page _UM 1994 GBP 1000 -
Sunday Herald page lead (500 words @ £150) FBS (appeared online without consultation - queried, never heard back) _NQ 2008 GBP 300
Sunday Herald travel feature FBS _NQ 2004 GBP 150 XXX
Sunday Herald Arts Feature _NQ 2004 GBP 400
Sunday Herald _NQ 2004 GBP 208
Sunday Herald foreign news no exes; resells copy in Ireland at least; and sometimes orders stories, doesn't use and doesn't pay _NQ 2003 GBP 150
Sunday Herald Seven Days supplement takes up to 3 months to pay _NQ 2003 GBP 150
Sunday Herald news feature refuse to pay exes - "don't do that kind of thing" _SMG 2002 GBP 150 X
Sunday Herald news feature (don't know licence terms) _SMG 2002 GBP 150 X
Sunday Herald _SMG 2001 GBP 200
Sunday Independent _INM 1997 GBP 200 -
Sunday Mail _TMG 2003 GBP 333.33
Sunday Mirror Travel article - trips take between three and 14 days, writing several hours no exes, which means you might break even after costs if lucky, published on internet with no extra pay _TMG 2008 GBP 273 0 GR XXXX
Sunday Mirror comment _TMG 2003 GBP 500
Sunday Mirror half page regular _TMG 1999 GBP 100 - XX
Sunday Telegraph all rights _BarcB 2004 GBP 375
Sunday Telegraph property feature _Holl 2001 GBP 350 GR
Sunday Telegraph money section feature no idea of terms _Holl 2001 GBP 260 GR
Sunday Telegraph _Holl 1996 GBP 312.50 -
Sunday Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 350 -
Sunday Telegraph _Holl 1995 GBP 500 -
Sunday Telegraph news _Holl 1994 GBP 333 -
Sunday Telegraph (Minette Marin, columnist: according to Private Eye) _Holl 1994 GBP 480 -
Sunday Telegraph news _Holl 1994 GBP 400 -
Sunday Telegraph (Mary Kenny, columnist: according to Private Eye) _Holl 1994 GBP 490 -
Sunday Telegraph (page lead) _Holl 1993 GBP 450 -
Sunday Times Ireland Money section small feature 750 words €300 _NI 2005 EUR 400
Sunday Times Ireland Money section main feature, 1500+ words €400 _NI 2005 EUR 333 X
Sunday Times Magazine _NI 1998 GBP 400 -
Sunday Times Scotland feature no licence discussed _NI 2005 GBP 208 XX
Sunday Times Scotland sports section FBS _NI 2004 GBP 150
Sunday Times feature (entertainment sections) _NI 2010 GBP 350
Sunday Times features (entertainment sections, but this seems to be rate after 10 per cent across the board rate cut) _NI 2010 GBP 315
Sunday Times Appointments feature, Irish edition, 1200 words £197 _NI 2007 GBP 164
Sunday Times Driving _NI 2006 GBP 350 X
Sunday Times Money supplement 1300 words @ £400 = _NI 2006 GBP 308
Sunday Times feature in Culture section _NI 2005 GBP 800 O
Sunday Times Home section FBS _NI 2004 GBP 200
Sunday Times feature for 'Home' section no licence agreed _NI 2004 GBP 389
Sunday Times _NI 2003 GBP 625
Sunday Times Driving FBS _NI 2003 GBP 437.50
Sunday Times Drive supplement FBS _NI 2003 GBP 300
Sunday Times Home supplement _NI 2001 GBP 350
Sunday Times magazine FBS _NI 2001 GBP 500
Sunday Times supplement FBS _NI 2001 GBP 556
Sunday Times _NI 2001 GBP 400
Sunday Times Doors section _NI 2001 GBP 500
Sunday Times travel section _NI 2001 GBP 500
Sunday Times travel _NI 2000 GBP 350
Sunday Times _NI 2000 GBP 400
Sunday Times Culture section _NI 2000 GBP 410 -
Sunday Times Style Supplement _NI 1999 GBP 625 -
Sunday Times Culture section _NI 1999 GBP 300 -
Sunday Times Innovation - for published words _NI 1999 GBP 300 - X
Sunday Times _NI 1998 GBP 410 -
Sunday Times Innovations _NI 1998 GBP 450 - O
Sunday Times Money Magazine _NI 1998 GBP 192 - X
Sunday Times Innovation _NI 1998 GBP 300 -
Sunday Times _NI 1998 GBP 411.76 -
Sunday Times Innovation section _NI 1997 GBP 300 - X
Sunday Times celebrity column _NI 1996 GBP 3000 -
Sunday Times _NI 1995 GBP 750 -
Sunday Times Innovations _NI 1995 GBP 300 -
Sunday Times _NI 1994 GBP 320 -
Sunday Times offered+refused _NI 1994 GBP 180 - XX
Sunday Times Innovations page: offered 180 (Member: 'Have I been done?' Ed: 'Yes') _NI 1994 GBP 200 - X
Sunday Times _NI 1993 GBP 200 - X
Sunday Times Scotland travel writing FBS _NI 2005 GBP 250 GR
Sydney Morning Herald 1994 GBP 219 -
Telegraph _BarcB 2009 GBP 417
Telegraph section lead _BarcB 2008 GBP 247 X
Telegraph 900 word weekend section feature 2006 GBP 555
Telegraph rights tbc _BarcB 2006 GBP 550 O
Telegraph Weekend - 400 words _BarcB 2005 GBP 500
Telegraph _BarcB 2005 GBP 350
Times arts section _NI 2010 GBP 315 X
Times _NI 2010 GBP 150 X
Times supplement feature _NI 2008 GBP 350
Times 250-word review @ £150 _NI 2008 GBP 600
Times Times2 cover story - 1700 words @ £650 = _NI 2007 GBP 382
Times 1200 words @ 450 = _NI 2007 GBP 375
Times 850 words for law section @ £300 = _NI 2007 GBP 353
Times law section FBS _NI 2007 GBP 353
Times feature _NI 2006 GBP 333
Times feature for Eye section _NI 2005 GBP 400
Times feature for Eye section _NI 2005 GBP 300
Times feature _NI 2005 GBP 350 GR O
Times _NI 2004 GBP 454
Times T2 section _NI 2004 GBP 346
Times writing obituaries - official rate use in print version and all other forms of The Times _NI 2003 GBP 200 GR XXX
Times features _NI 2003 GBP 250
Times arts _NI 2003 GBP 300
Times features _NI 2003 GBP 250
Times travel section _NI 2003 GBP 333 X
Times _NI 2003 GBP 444
Times FBS _NI 2002 GBP 425 O
Times foreign news story, commissioned 700 words for £90 _NI 2002 GBP 128.57 XXX
Times Features - not the column FBS inc Times Web Site _NI 2000 GBP 1000 O
Times _NI 1999 GBP 375 -
Times weekend _NI 1998 GBP 300 -
Times Interface _NI 1998 GBP 200 - X
Times supplement _NI 1998 GBP 200 -
Times _NI 1997 GBP 400 -
Times 1015 supplement _NI 1997 GBP 400 -
Times Interface supplement _NI 1997 GBP 200 -
Times _NI 1995 GBP 200 - X
Times _NI 1995 GBP 220 -
Times arts review _NI 1994 GBP 300 -
Times Saturday Review; reputedly if well-connected _NI 1992 GBP 750 -
Times _NI 1992 GBP 250 -
Today (Anne Robinson, columnist: according to Private Eye) 1994 GBP 3800 -
Today feature 1994 GBP 600 -
Voice (usual offer) _VTA 1994 GBP 40 - XX
Voice _VTA 1993 GBP 70 -
Voice _VTA 1993 GBP 120 -
Weekly Journal 1995 GBP 70 -
Weekly Journal 1995 GBP 70 -
Weekly Journal 1994 GBP 70 -
Weekly Journal (1500 think-piece @ 200) 1994 GBP 133 -
Weekly Journal 1993 GBP 70 -
Associated New Media 900 words travel for website all rights _Assoc 2003 GBP 250 0
National newspaper title 2009 GBP 100 XXX
Observer News Service _GMG 1993 GBP 100 -

The above are the rates for Words, per 1000 / news ARCHIVED on 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

Other rates:

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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