Membership applications 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.



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.



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.




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.



Open to accredited course tutors.

Cost of Academic Membership:
£65 plus VAT.



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.