ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP

All applications for membership are at the discretion of the committee.

To renew your existing membership, please click here.

To join the Society, please complete the application form below and someone will contact you.

Membership runs until 31 December each year and is personal to the applicant, regardless of the method of payment. Many publishing houses allow editorial staff to claim the cost of membership back on expenses, although rules vary from company to company.

Membership applications are closed from 1 June to 1 September every year.

To be eligible to enter 2017 Awards at the BSME member rate:

  • For the 2017 Talent Awards: you must have been a member between 1 January and 31 December 2016 (if you have temporary membership from entering the 2016 main Awards you must pay the non-member rate). 
  • For the 2017 main Awards:  you must have renewed/joined between 1 January and 1 June 2017.

 

EDITOR MEMBERSHIP

Open to editors, content directors, editors-in-chief and editorial directors of magazines in print or online published in the United Kingdom. It is also open to those with the equivalent senior title at the discretion of the BSME Committee.

Cost of Editor Membership:
£100 plus VAT.

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ASSOCIATES MEMBERSHIP

Open to deputy editors, managing editors, art directors, assistant editors and section heads of magazines in print or online published in the United Kingdom. It may also be granted to other senior editorial staff at the discretion of the BSME Committee. It is also open to approved bloggers and former editors, former editors-in-chief, former editorial directors and former content directors.  

Cost of Associates Membership:
£75 plus VAT.

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INDEPENDENT MEMBERSHIP

Open to editors and senior editorial staff from brands whose financial and creative decisions are made by the same person/people and who publish no more than a few core titles.

Cost of Independent Membership:
£75 plus VAT.

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ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP

Open to accredited course tutors.

Cost of Academic Membership:
£65 plus VAT.

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Open to companies signing up 10 or more 'Editor' members.  There is a 10% discount on membership and each member will be given a complimentary 'Associates' membership for his or her deputy or head of digital.

For more information about Corporate Membership, please contact Gill or Layla at the BSME on 020 8906 4664 / admin@bsme.com.

 

2017 BSME Membership Renewal

EDITOR MEMBERSHIP  £100.00 plus VAT

ASSOCIATES MEMBERSHIP £75.00 plus VAT

INDEPENDENT MEMBERSHIP  £75.00 plus VAT

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP     £65.00 plus VAT

A VAT receipt will be sent in due course.  Please contact the BSME Admin Team to pay for corporate membership.

 

LATEST MEMBERS TO JOIN

JULIAN ODDY
Editor, Theatre Record


CAROLINE HARRAP
Editor, Surrey Life


JONATHAN STAPLETON
Editor-in-Chief, Professional Pensions


MARIE-BLANCHE CAMPS
Editor-in-Chief, L'Echo Magazine


SARAH WILLIAMS
Editor, Who Do You Think You Are?


LIZ HARLEY
Content Manager, Front Line Genomics


SUMIT PAUL-CHOUDHURY
Editor-in-Chief, New Statesman


ANA SANTI
Editor-in-Chief, Jigsaw


SHANE BLADES
Editor, Drypool Echo


ANDREA VERENINI
Editor-in-Cheif, Eleven


RICHARD ADDIS
Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek

LAUREL IVES
Editor, The Dish


CARL SMITH
Managing Editor, Front Line Genomics


TIM HUMAN
Editor, IR Magazine


DAVID WESTON
Editor, Hospitality Today


SAM TAYLOR
Editor, The Lady


CERI MOORHOUSE
Editor, Healthy and Eat Healthy


ANNA KIERSTAN
Head of Content Quality, Which?


PAUL HARPIN
Joint Creative Director, HARPIN & WARING


MIRIAM PHILLIPS
Editor, Celebrating Poundbury


STEWART CAMPBELL
Editor, Boat International

RACHAEL JOLLEY
Editor, Index on Censorship


ALISON HAMLETT
Editor, London Marathon News


IRIS CEPERO
Editor, Safety Management


JAN MASTERS
Editor, Harrods Magazine


EMMA FOGDEN
Editorial Director, Egmont UK


MICHELLE YU
Executive Editor, ART.ZIP


HELENA LANG
Editor-in-Chief, Sainsbury's Magazine


LIU JINGCHEN
Editor-in-Chief, ART.ZIP


ANTONIO MOLINA-VAZQUEZ
Editor, SPN


JOHN COFIE
Editor and Managing Director, The Sybarite

 

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WORDS FROM OUR MEMBERS

“What I like about the BSME is that it’s continually rethinking the role and purpose of magazines (and their editors!) in the digital age. It’s great for networking, of course. But its many events and talks are also enlightening and informative. I found the BSME indispensable in my early years as an editor.”

JASON COWLEY
Editor, New Statesman; formerly editor of Granta and the Observer Sport Monthly

“The BSME represents and promotes the spirit of our business, the best creativity, great talent and an extraordinary breadth of subject matter. It also brings us all together and reminds us we are doing the same thing. Communicating and sharing what we love with people around the world. So I’m proud to be a member and really appreciate the work the BSME does representing our interests.”

WILLIAM SITWELL
Editorial Director, Waitrose Kitchen

“The BSME is an open forum for the exchange of expertise (ie. I turn up to nick everyone's else's ideas), a valuable sounding-board for an industry at the crossroads of significant change (ie. I turn up to be reassured that everyone else is making it up as they go along, too), and a much-needed support group for those similarly afflicted with an intolerance of misapplied semi-colons. Viva BSME!”

ED GRENBY
Editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine