- Monday 18th July 2016, 2:53pm
- Manchester, England
- 599 posts
A question for those on here who are being paid to write (if they're still around!)
I'm doing a slightly less usual job for BBC R&D, which will technically be available online to listen to (it's going to be a bit like a podcast), but as it's R&D it's not technically a 'broadcast' if you see what I mean.
They have asked me to charge them in two sections:
1. A lump sum for the script rights
2. An hourly rate for my time
Most of this job is writing a script that I pitched, but part of the job will also be working with R&D to give a writer's perspective on the new technology they are trialling. I'm guessing that's why they want to go with the hourly rate, because of that extra function of the role, rather than just buy per minute as I would normally expect.
So I've had a look at union rates but it's difficult to know what to go with because they don't have separate agreements for online. The closest is the agreed rate for BBC Radio, but it is calculated the way I would normally expect to be paid - per minute of broadcast.
So I'm a bit lost as to how to work out the going rate having never broken it down this way before. I neither want to massively undersell myself nor demand stupid money.
Has anyone had to charge per hour before and do you have any clue on going rates so I have something to work off?