NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Branch Web Managers: Mick Holder & Barry White

Branch Equality Officer: Shumon Ali-Rahman

Welfare Officer Natasha Wright

DM Convenor Anita Halpin

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Branch meetings from May 2018

New Venue NUJ HQ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1 9 NB. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings 2018: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 January (AGM). 14 February (Conference business). No meeting in March. 11 April (including pre- Delegate Meeting matters) and 9 May (including report back from the Delegate Meeting). Please note we are now meeting at NUJ HQ, Headland House.

Average Uk Pr Salary Revealed

by John Harrington, PR Week

The average salary among UK PR practitioners has risen just 1.9 per cent over two years, according to the latest PR and Communications Census.

The average salary in 2018 was 45,950, up from 45,100 in a similar study in 2016.

For agency practitioners, the average stood at 45,865 (2016: 44,805), and for those in-house it was 46,078 (2016: 43,591).

The average freelancer salary actually fell, from 56,789 in 2016 to 50,966 this year, according to the research (see below for methodology).

Francis Ingham, director-general of the PRCA, said: "Wages are rising but they have grown modestly in the past two years. While any increases in wages should be welcomed, as an industry, we must do more to retain staff and implement staff retention strategies."

The highest paid salaries on average were found in the finance sector (agency: 53,428; in-house: 60,952). The lowest paid agency salaries were found in the automotive sector (average: 35,890) and the food, beverages & tobacco sector (average: 37,690).

In-house professionals who work in the energy and business services sectors had some of the highest paid salaries in the industry. For agency professionals, consultants who work on central government (56,338) and NHS clients (51,721) were also among the highest paid.

The methodology was the same as the 2016 Census but this year the PRCA worked with research company Norstat. A targeted sample was sent to PRCA members and there was a public link on the PRWeek and PRCA websites. It was also promoted on social media. Respondents had to work in comms, PR, or corporate relations. The survey was completed by 1,687 respondents.

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