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Date Media Company Publication/Program/Site Rate Per Word Rate Per Piece Length Negotiable Y/N? Comments
2018/03/21 NRL nrl.com.au 500 Yes View
2018/02/26 Audrey Journal audreyjournal.com.au 150 No View
2017/06/19 Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Yes View
2014/04/23 AAP AAP No View
2014/04/23 ABC ABC Science 170 400-600 No View
2014/04/23 ABC ABC Environment 0.65 170 No View
2014/04/24 ABC Radio National 450 No View
2014/04/23 ABC ABC Online 170 500 No View
2014/04/24 ABC Radio National 400 No View
2014/04/24 ABC Classic FM 300 No View
2018/06/05 ABC ABC TV No View
2014/04/23 Bauer Bauer No View
2015/11/25 Collective Magazine Collective 400 1,200 No View
2018/04/09 Private Media Crikey! 200 400-600 Yes View
2014/04/24 CSIRO CSIRO 1 500-1000 No View
2017/08/07 Daily Mail Australia Video editing 200 No View
2017/06/14 Edge Agency 350 500-800 No View
2014/03/26 Express Media Voiceworks 100 3000 Yes View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Executive Style 0.70 No View
2016/12/21 Fairfax The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 0.65 Yes View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Canberra Times 150 No View
2014/02/20 Fairfax Australian Financial Review 1 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Sydney Morning Herald 400 400-60 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax The Age 400 400-600 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Brisbane Courier 400 400-600 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Daily Life 400 800 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax Sydney Morning Herald No View
2015/11/24 Fairfax Daily Life 300 Yes View
2014/04/24 Fairfax The Good Food Guide 80 160 No View
2014/04/24 Fairfax The Sydney Morning Herald 0.70 1200 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax The Age 0.80 2800-3000 No View
2017/06/05 Fairfax The Age 0.70 500 No View
2014/04/24 Fairfax Sydney Morning Herald 0.75 No View
2014/04/23 Fairfax The Age (Food Section) 500 700-1000 No View
2017/06/14 Fairfax WA Today No View
2014/04/23 The Fifth Estate The Fifth Estate No View
2014/04/23 Frankie Press Smith Journal Online 15 100 Yes View
2014/04/23 Grains Research & Development Centre No View
2016/07/25 The Lifted Brow The Lifted Brow 150 No View
2016/06/06 MamaMia mamamia.com.au 50 No View
2014/04/23 Mayne Publications What Tradies Want 0.40 No View
2014/04/23 Mayne Publications What Tradies Want 0.50 No View
2014/04/24 The Medical Observer The Medical Observer 0.70 320 Yes View
2014/04/23 National Geographic Australian Geographic Magazine 1 No View
2014/04/23 National Geographic Australian Geographic Website 300 500 No View
2014/04/24 National Safety Council National Safety Magazine 0.7 No View
2017/04/06 News Corp Travel (online) 300 up to 800 words No View
2018/05/11 News Corp Supplements (print and digital) 00.75 Yes View
2014/03/26 News Corp The Weekend Australian 0.70 Yes View
2015/11/25 NewsLifeMedia GQ 0.70 No View
2014/04/23 ninemsn Australian Women's Weekly 1 No View
2014/04/23 ninemsn Cosmopolitan 0.75 No View
2015/11/25 ninemsn Cosmopolitan 0.65 No View
2014/04/23 ninemsn Cosmopolitan 0.70 No View
2014/04/23 News Corp Sunday Style No View
2014/04/23 News Corp Adelaide Advertiser 200 400-600 No View
2014/04/23 ninemsn Dolly 0.65 No View
2017/01/17 Pan Macmillan Pan Macmillan 0.70 Yes View
2014/04/23 ninemsn Australian Women's Weekly 0.65 No View
2014/04/23 Right Angle Studio The Thousands Sydney 35 200 No View
2016/12/21 Rudaw Rudaw English 120 700-1100 Yes View
2014/04/24 Schwartz Media The Saturday Paper 0.80 1400 No View
2017/09/05 Stockhead Digital 440 Yes View
2014/03/02 Text Publishing Griffith Review 1.2 5000 Yes View
2014/04/23 Universal Magazines Dog's Life 0.25 Yes View
2014/04/23 Yahoo7 Marie Claire 1 No View
2017/08/15 Yarra Ranges Tourism Digital Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Sexuality 200 Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Food 250 250 for interviewees Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Movies 200 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Executive Style 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/27 Motion Publishing The New Daily 200 Capped 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Urban List Urban List 100 Yes View
2017/09/27 Atom Metro 300 2000 words Yes View
2017/09/27 MMP Ther Weekly Review 0.70 Usually 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Street Press Australia The Music 70 Usually 700 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Saturday Paper 0.80 Usually 2000 Yes View
2017/09/27 Hardie Grant Media Flourish/Venture 310 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 News Corp The Weekend Australian Magazine 0.7 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Monthly 1 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Good Weekend 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 News Corp Qweekend 0.70 Yes View
2017/09/27 The New York Times The New York Times 0.50 Yes View
2017/09/27 The Guardian Guardian Australia 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/27 News Corp Stellar 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 Medium Rare QANTAS mag 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 Hardie Grant Custom (AIPM, NGS etc) 0.70 Yes View
2016/03/01 Macmillan Nature News 1 300 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Special Reports 0.65 Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Food 250 250 for interviewees Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Executive Style 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/27 Motion Publishing The New Daily 200 Capped 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 MMP The Weekly Review 0.70 Usually 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Street Press Australia The Music 70 Usually 700 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Saturday Paper 0.80 Usually 2000 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Monthly 1 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Good Weekend 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 News Corp Qweekend 0.70 Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Life 0.50 500-800 Yes View
2017/09/27 Medium Rare QANTAS mag 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 Hardie Grant Custom (AIPM, NGS etc) 0.70 Yes View
2016/03/01 Macmillan Nature News 1 300 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Special reports 0.65 Yes View
2017/09/28 Luxury Travel Media Luxury Travel Magazine 400 800-1000 No View
2017/09/28 SBS SBS Highlights 200 600-800 No View
2017/09/28 Bauer Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Medium Rare Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Pacific Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Guardian Guardian 210 600 Yes View
2017/09/28 News Corp news.com.au 500 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 Fairfax Sunday Life 500 700 Yes View
2017/09/28 Traffic renovate 0.50 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 The Australian Travel & Indulgence 0.70 1000 Yes View
2017/05/15 Contently content agency Various banking clients 1 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 Fairfax Traveller 0.65 400 1400 Yes View
2017/09/25 Refraction Media science content agency Various guides etc 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/25 Filtered Media Various custom 0.75 Yes View
2017/09/27 Cosmos Cosmos Magazine 0.60 Varies Yes View
2017/09/27 Macmillan Nature Index 1 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Nature Publishing Group Nature Medicine 1.5 ~2500 Yes View
2017/09/27 AAAS Science Mag 1.4 Yes View
2017/09/28 News Corp Kidspot 250 Yes View
2017/09/28 Mamamia Mamamia 250 Yes View
2017/09/28 news.com news.com.au 750 -1000 Yes View
2017/09/28 Engage Media Content agency 0.70 500 Yes View
2017/09/29 Antelope Media content agency Various real estate agent clients 150 600 Yes View
2017/09/29 Antelope Media content agency Macquarie Bank 400 800 Yes View
2017/09/29 King Content For an incontinence company 0.50 800 Yes View
2017/09/29 Newsmodo Azep nasal spray 250 400 Yes View
2017/09/29 Niche Media Architectural Review 0.50 400 800 Yes View
2017/09/29 Hardie Grant Project Manager 0.70 350 500 Yes View
2017/09/29 Engage Media For BOQ 0.70 350 500 Yes View
2017/09/29 Australian Book Review 0.50 600 1200 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Various 0.65 Yes View
2017/09/27 Paragon Media Timber Trader 0.50 1000 2000 Yes View
2017/10/03 Green Press Treadlie 0.60 800 Yes View
2017/10/03 Messenger Group Collective Hub 400 1000 Yes View
2017/10/03 Tower Magazine UTS 0.85 1500 Yes View
2017/10/03 Outlook Magazine U Wollongong 0.95 1000 Yes View
2017/09/27 SBS SBS Food 200 250 for interviewees Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Executive Style 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/27 Motion Publishing The New Daily 200 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 MMP Ther Weekly Review 0.70 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Street Press Australia The Music 70 700 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Saturday Paper 0.80 2000 Yes View
2017/09/27 Schwartz Media The Monthly 1 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Good Weekend 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 News Corp Qweekend 0.70 Yes View
2017/09/27 The New York Times The New York Times 0.50 Yes View
2017/09/27 The Guardian Guardian Australia 0.60 Yes View
2016/08/01 SBS SBS Life 0.50 800 Yes View
2017/09/27 Medium Rare QANTAS mag 0.80 Yes View
2017/09/27 Hardie Grant Custom (AIPM, NGS etc) Yes View
2016/03/01 Macmillan Nature News 1 300 Yes View
2017/09/27 Fairfax Special reports 0.65 Yes View
2017/09/28 Luxury Travel Media Luxury Travel Magazine 400 1000 No View
2017/09/28 SBS SBS Highlights 200 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 Bauer Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Medium Rare Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Pacific Subbing 45 Yes View
2017/09/28 Guardian Guardian 210 600 Yes View
2018/05/28 News Corp news.com.au 500 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 Fairfax Sunday Life 500 700 Yes View
2017/09/28 Traffic renovate 0.50 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 The Australian Travel & Indulgence 0.70 1000 Yes View
2017/05/15 Contently content agency Various banking clients 1 800 Yes View
2017/09/28 Fairfax Traveller 0.65 400 1400 Yes View
2017/09/25 Refraction Media science content agency Various guides etc 0.60 Yes View
2017/09/25 Filtered Media Various custom 0.75 Yes View
2017/09/27 Cosmos Cosmos Magazine 0.60 Varies Yes View
2017/09/27 Macmillan Nature Index 1 500 Yes View
2017/09/27 Nature Publishing Group Nature Medicine 1.5 ~2500 Yes View
2017/09/27 AAAS Science Mag 1.4 Yes View
2018/06/18 News Corp The Australian 0.70 No View
2018/06/18 Limelight Arts Media Limelight magazine 0 50 500 No View