[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Words, other / other

Updated: 20 December 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, other / other

Work paid by the piece, for example, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
Grassroots interviewing, writing up report and filling in a couple of grids exps. paid. i.e. phonecalls 2001 GBP 600 GR
Academic policy reports reports, nominally 6000 words _HMG 2006 GBP 1800
Annual report for small charity 12 easy pages, incl. layout 2006 GBP 600
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, short artist notes, extra for post-commission changes _BBC 2014 GBP 115
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, artist profile _BBC 2014 GBP 150
BBC concerts BBC-promoted concert programme, short artist notes _BBC 2014 GBP 90
Booklet for DVD US independent record label - "write as many words as you want"! $750 2008 GBP 384
Cherry Red Records liner notes for reissue CD, word count not specified no terms specified 2013 GBP 125 X
Economic and Social Research Council per 500-word Plain English summary _HMG 2007 GBP 250
Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored report Finding and interviewing senior executive (who had to be approved by report sponsor) then write-up of interview and EIU survey ll rights and no byline 2016 GBP 1250 0
FirstWord 10-15,000 word business intelligence report on pharmaceutical industry marketing, telephone interviews with senior managers and directors, 6 weeks 2010 GBP 3500 O
Political risk analysis 350-400 word analytical articles on political risk , terms: all rights plus legal liability 2008 GBP 30 0 XXXX
Public + Commercial Services union copywriting campaign literature, per hour _TU 2001 GBP 20
Renaissance Press political comment, wordage unspecified 2010 GBP 50 X
Romsey Group 'for 2-page feature including pix' 1993 GBP 150 -
Royal Mail, Stamps + Collectibles department writing commemorative stamp presentation pack (incl all expenses incl. attending Central London design presentation meetings) 800 words _HMG 2006 GBP 750
Saibs advertorial writing out-of-house: £150 per page (300-800 words approx); DPS £250 _IPC 2006 GBP 250 GR
Small technology publisher piece on technology trend, approx 2-3k words. Payment is one-off per piece to subscribers and GBP100 for each extra sale. Expected yield around 1k sometimes 1.5k £100 for each sale beyond subscriber base; extra for any work arising from the piece (eg request by customer for custom research) 2007 GBP 750 100 GR

The above are the rates for Words, other / other notified by members up to 20 December 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:

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