[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Broadcasting / regional

Updated: 15 March 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.

^ Broadcasting / regional

Any kind of work for broadcast (TV or radio) regional news. See also national news. Includes punditry: for non-broadcast punditry see here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Broadcasting / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication/Programme - details & terms        Group Year ¤ Basic fee Extras
Midlands Today BBC TV BJ Shift: scripting, picture editing _BBC 2014 GBP 140
Midlands Today BBC TV BJ Shift: scripting, picture editing _BBC 2014 GBP 140
BBC General News Service two hours live interwiews to local radio stations, one station every eight minutes, no exes (check against BBC house agreement!) _BBC 2015 GBP 150
BBC local radio reporting shift, a BBC East radio station, 8 hrs _BBC 2009 GBP 90
BBC Local Radio reporting shift or bulletin-reading _BBC 2003 GBP 67 X
BBC Local Radio evening of vox pops and interviews no exes _BBC 2001 GBP 80
BBC local radio news 10 hour reading/compilation shift 'Probably' all-right-grabbed by BBC _BBC 2001 GBP 150 0
BBC News GNS round 2 hours of 2-ways with local stations - one every eight minutes via Skype terms "BBC all in" _BBC 2016 GBP 150 GR
BBC radio agreed minimum script and voice, per minute, minimum payment is for 2 minutes _BBC 2006 GBP 20 HA
BBC radio agreed minimum eight-hour day minimum _BBC 2006 GBP 110 HA
BBC radio agreed minimum half-day minimum _BBC 2006 GBP 55 HA
BBC radio agreed minimum script only, per minute, minimum payment is for 2 minutes _BBC 2006 GBP 15.50 HA
BBC radio interviews 2 hours of live 2-way via own ISDN to 18 stations, one every 8 minutes, exes paid for provision of ISDN line and mixer usual BBC terms _BBC 2016 GBP 150 GR
BBC Radio Lancashire reporting/producing day (house agreement says £129 for more experienced journalists and £89 for beginners) _BBC 2015 GBP 86 XX
BBC Radio Lancashire reporting shift _BBC 2007 GBP 75 XX
BBC Radio Scotland pundit interview, under 5mins _BBC 2003 GBP 100
BBC Radio Scotland reporting day _BBC 1998 GBP 138 -
BBC Radio Wales two way 2 minutes _BBC 2009 GBP 32
BBC regional news reporting day _BBC 2013 GBP 185 GR
BBC regional TV News reporting shift _BBC 2001 GBP 150 0
BBC regional TV News 10 hour reporting shift Probably all-grabbed by BBC _BBC 2001 GBP 200 0
BBC Regional TV News News journalist, producer and presenter of early morning news _BBC 2013 GBP 150 0 GR X
BBC Scotland pundit interview _BBC 2003 GBP 70
BBC Scotland Kay Adams ISDN punditry 10 to 30 mins terms "BBC all in" _BBC 2016 GBP 50
BBC Wales pundit interview _BBC 2003 GBP 32
BBC Wales Consumer programme AP/Director day _BBC 2013 GBP 225 GR
BBC Wales Election 2007 live programme OB Producer election night shift, 9pm to 7am _BBC 2007 GBP 250
BBC Wales Today 10 hour BJ shift _BBC 2006 GBP 85 XXX
Beacon Radio reading shift - note Commercial Radio agreement last year specified £92.27 per day _Gcap 2007 GBP 80 GR X
Carlton TV archive images, per minute _Carlton 2001 GBP 250 GR X
Central Extra appearance on discussion, 1 afternoon all rights _Carlton 2005 GBP 175
Central Radio 20 min pundit interview 2002 GBP 30
Commercial Radio Companies Association ordered additional football match running reports FBBroadcast 2006 GBP 18.15 HA
Commercial Radio Companies Association half day 2006 GBP 46.12 HA
Commercial Radio Companies Association ordered football match coverage FBBroadcast 2006 GBP 48.08 HA
Commercial Radio Companies Association college leaver (within 6 months) day 2006 GBP 71.18 HA
Commercial Radio Companies Association voice report recorded or broadcast, first two minutes (subsequent minutes £8.82) FBBroadcast 2006 GBP 26.49 HA
Commercial Radio Companies Association day 2006 GBP 92.27 HA
Eagle Radio Ltd news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 70 XXX
Grampian news copy, lead item on TV news FBS _SMG 2004 GBP 9.50 XXXX
GWR Radio - won't give specific station for identification reasons reporting and reading shift eight hours _Gcap 2003 GBP 82
Heart FM (regional) (Global Radio Ltd) news presenting day (8 hours) 2014 GBP 100 GR X
ITV presenting and reporting day (including holiday pay) _ITV 2013 GBP 385
ITV London News - short pundit spot _ITV 2014 GBP 150 O
ITV regional news reporting day _ITV 2013 GBP 180 0 X
ITV Wales News 8 hour forward planning shift _ITV 2008 GBP 130
Kerrang! Radio reading/reporting shift - note Commercial Radio agreement last year specified £92.27 per day _EMAP 2007 GBP 65 GR XXXX
KMFM Kent Messenger group - hourly news updates: writing copy, conducting interviews _KMG 2005 GBP 50 X
LBC day shift _ITN 2003 GBP 120
LBC talks _ITN 2003 GBP 35
LBC Radio pundit interview _ITN 2003 GBP 35
Minster FM Station Group shift 6am - midday; providing news bully's for three radio stations - (Note: CRCA/The Radio Centre agreed rate is £96.84) _TLRC 2008 GBP 65 XXX
Peak FM (The Wireless Group) reporter shift 2004 GBP 50 X
Radio Cymru "Y Celfyddydau" expert guest/punditry, approx. 30 minutes work; 10 minutes on air _BBC 2007 GBP 50
Radio Wales 8 hours 22:30 - 06:30 reporting, writing 2-ways, bounced links, bulletins _BBC 2008 GBP 120 XXX
Radio Wales/Radio Cymru Sport programme sport reporting shift for 2 radio stations, including travel time to and from (12+ hour shift) _BBC 2007 GBP 80 XXXX
Regional radio news (The Local Radio Company) newsreader, hourly bulletins, writing and presenting copy and gathering audio i.e; telephone interviews or face to face _TLRC 2006 GBP 50 GR XXXX
Regional Television News 10 hour reporting shift _BBC 2005 GBP 228 0
Regional TV news visuals per day 1998 GBP 145 -
Star FM News Shift, Reading Bulletins, writing copy, editing audio, interviewing _Yahoo 2006 GBP 7.50 X
Star FM, Bristol radio journalist (student) 2001 GBP 70
Time FM, London 4 hour news reading shift 2008 GBP 35 XXXX
Weekend news-reading shift (Global Radio) 2014 GBP 80 XXX
Weekend news-reading shift (Oxis Media) 2014 GBP 75 XXXX
Weekend news-reading shift (Oxis Media) 2014 GBP 75 XXXX
Weekend news-reading shift (Global Radio) 2014 GBP 80 XXX

The above are the rates for Broadcasting / regional notified by members up to 15 March 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