We were very pleased to have Anna Stevens, the multimedia producer at Panos Pictures and video journalist Jason Parkinson to discuss the issues around getting the rate for the job and embracing new forms of media. The event was Chaired by Jess Hurd.
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This page links to the various NUJ rates guide pages and rate submission page, vital resources for all photographers’ and other lens-based media.
The importance of maintaining the NUJ advised rates cannot be reiterated enough. In order for freelances to hatch out a living wage, these rates are constructed to form a minimum rate from regular updated information from union members. In order to maintain, improve, update and continue to validate these rates, members are urged to take a minute to supply information on the rates they are earning. You can do this here at the Rate For A Job submission page.
The Freelance Fees Guide is a good place to start, with rates for all aspects of writing, photography, video and audio.
Last week’s branch meeting agreed to setup a working group of branch members to liase with other bodies and officials within the union to “establish or re-establish NUJ agreements with national newspapers and news organisations for picture/video rates and commissions.”
The group will co-ordinate the branch’s action to defend established NUJ rates and hopefully secure new ones for members.
All branch members are welcome to join the working group and can do so by signing up to the mailing list.
Last nights branch meeting voted to adopt a model letter to send to the Guardian who have unilaterally imposed cuts to the rates paid for photographs after years of having agreed rates with the NUJ. The rates in the letter are the latest NUJ agreed minimum, so you can modify them if you wish. You may also wish to include details of online rates.
This is to inform you that from May 1st this year reproduction fees for my photographs in a single day’s print editions will remain no less than they are today:
0-5 square inches –£65.46
5-20 ——————– £77.46
20-30 —————— £89.46
30-50 —————— £116.74
50-80 —————— £127.65
80-108 —————- £141.83
108-216 ————— £337.12
216-432 ————— £561.87
If my photographs, whether supplied directly or received from third parties, continue to be reproduced in GNM Media Ltd publications, these are the minimum fees I will be charging. It is your responsibility to ensure that all staff (and freelances) responsible for putting pictures on the pages are aware that this is the case. Should my terms no longer be acceptable to GNM Media Ltd, please ensure that my pictures are not reproduced by GNM in the future and that you destroy all remaining electronic copies of my photographs in your possession.