Journalism,  News

Freelance rates and experience survey

If you came here via the MEAA e-bulletin link, you have come to the right place.

If you are a freelance journalist working for Australian publications, we would like to hear from you.

We want to know how much you are being paid at each publication as a freelancer, how often and everything else related to it. And we don’t know want any identifying information about yourself – it is totally anonymous. You can submit data as often as you like about as many publications as you wish to so we can track if there is bias present in how freelancers are paid and if indeed they are paid well.

The MEAA (the union for the media and journalists) will use this information in trying to ensure a better deal for freelancers in the future. But you as a freelance journalist are also welcome to use the results as an idea of what to pitch where, who pays well and if you need to argue to be paid better.

The form to fill out is here: http://goo.gl/forms/lsnA1FRex6 and in the link on the main menu in the top right hand corner.

To see results go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KqMI7myxrXWCgGFsu_NLSAhkEjddZ3KAWDyjqZ6Z1VY/edit?usp=sharing

This will be kept up and publicly available – there is no end date. The more data we collect the better.

Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is usually based in Melbourne but is currently flouncing around in Perth for a week for the Inaugural 2018 KSP - Varuna Foundation Fellowship. She will be at Melbourne's Continuum and online running a Writers' Bloc course in the coming weeks.

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