Membership is open to those who earn an income from being part of an editorial workflow process, encompassing reporters, hyperlocal editors, photographers, writers, sub-editors, page layout artists, and news broadcasters to name just a few.
Fees for membership of the Union are separated into three categories.
(National – £18.50pm) – Members working for a national media publications.
(Local – £10.50pm) – Members working for local media publications, including freelance contributors and internet based media.
(Under 24’s – £7.50pm) – A member, who when joining the union, has not reached their 24th birthday.*
Membership fees are collected monthly on a rolling Direct Debit mandate.
Successful applicants will receive notification of their membership number by email, followed by a ‘welcome pack,’ containing their BAJ membership card, within ten working days.
* Membership at the full rate is required after 24 years of age, at either National or Local level.