Norwegian journalists’ union develops freelance fees calculator

The Norwegian Journalists’ Union, an affiliate of the EFJ (European Federation of Journalists), has developed a freelance fees calculator to help freelancers set a fair price for the work they sell.

The union maintains that freelance journalists are often underpaid compared to regular employees. “The calculator will hopefully correct the situation and improve payment for freelance journalists,” it states.

The calculation of payment for individual freelances is based on the market rate for employed journalists, and takes into account their self-employed status, i.e. having to pay their own insurance, pension, paid holidays, etc.

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