ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP

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

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

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.

To be eligible to enter 2018 Awards at the BSME member rate:

  • For the 2018 Talent Awards: you must have been a member between 1 January and 31 December 2017 (if you have temporary membership from entering the 2017 main Awards you must pay the non-member rate).

  • For the 2018 main Awards: you must have renewed/joined between 1 January and 1 June 2018.

 

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.

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Open to companies signing up 8 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.

 

LATEST MEMBERS TO JOIN

LEBBY EYRES
Editor-in-Chief, new! / Star


WILL HARRISON
Editor, Oceanographic Magazine

 

KIRSTY TYLER
Editor, OK!


MARK SUTHERLAND
Editor, Music Week


VIVIEN JONES
Editor, Kookie


JYOTI RAMBHAI
Editor, Modern Work


TINA NIELSEN
Editor, Food Service Consultant


GUY BAKER
Editor, The Marine Biologist

 

SUZY GREAVES
Editor, Psychologies


EMMA J CHEEVERS
Editor-in-Chief, SHOP

 

KATHLEEN DRUM
Editor, Executive Secretary Magazine


ROGER HALL
Editor, Practical Wireless Magazine


ELOISE CARR
Editor, Eleven


BRIAN TARRAN
Editor, Significance


MIRA HUDSON
Editor, The British Museum Magazine


CAROLINE HARRAP
Editor, Surrey Life

JONATHAN STAPLETON
Editor-in-Chief, Professional Pensions


ALLY PYLE
Content & Editorial Director, Debenhams

 

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


SARAH WILLIAMS
Editor, Who Do You Think You Are


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


ANA SANTI
Editor-in-Chief, Jigsaw


SHANE BLADES
Editor, Drypool Echo


ANDREA VERENINI
Editor-in-Cheif, Eleven

 

 
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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