ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP

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

Membership runs for a year from the date of acceptance 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 Awards at the BSME member rate:

  • For the 2019 Talent Awards: you must have been a member between 1 January and 31 December 2018 (if you have temporary membership from entering the 2018 main Awards you must pay the non-member rate).

  • For the 2019 main Awards: you must be a member on 1 June 2019.

 

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 at the BSME on 020 8906 4664 / admin@bsme.com.

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

To renew your membership, please complete the application form on the right and make payment for the appropriate amount.

Membership runs for a year from the date of renewal.

Please contact the BSME Admin Team to pay for corporate membership.

A VAT receipt will be sent in due course following payment.

Cost of Editor
Membership Renewal:

£1oo plus VAT

Cost of Associates
Membership Renewal :

£75 plus VAT.

Cost of Independent
Membership Renewal:

£75 plus VAT

Cost of Academic
Membership Renewal:

£65 plus VAT

 

LATEST MEMBERS TO JOIN

DAVID BURTON
Editorial Director, ScratchCreate


PAUL YELLAND
Creative Director, ScratchCreate


BARNEY PICKARD
Head of Creative, Harrods Magazine


JON BARRETT
Editor, Electronics Sourcing


DANIEL BENNETT
Editor, BBC Focus


KAREN CROSS
Editor, New! Magazine


LOUISE GOSS
Editor, The Homeworker


QIWEN Ke
Editor, ART.ZIP

MISI LIU
Editor, ART.ZIP


JEREMY MARK
Editor, John Lewis Partnership Gazette

CHARMIAN HARRIS
Deputy Editor, John Lewis Partnership Gazette


DAMIEN VESSEY
Art Editor, John Lewis Partnership Gazette


LYN HUGHES
Editor-in-Chief, Wanderlust


ALEX DREW
Editor, Boundless


ANNA WALKER
Senior Editor, Reader’s Digest

EVA MACKEVIC
Senior Editor, Reader’s Digest


RICHARD HURLEY
Features & Debates Editor, BMJ


AIMEE JAKES
Digital Editor, Mother & Baby


CARA HOUCHEN
Website Editor, Staff Canteen


JENNIFER RICHARDSON
Features Editor, BMJ


BERNARD PURCELL
Editor, The Irish World


RACHEL GOULD
Editor & Publisher, Modern Barber

 
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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

“ Often, as an Editor, you can feel quite isolated in the role, so it’s fantastic to have a body like the BSME to bring us together, have our backs and provide support and wisdom in these changing times for magazine publishing.”

ROSIE NIXON
Editor-in-Chief, HELLO!

“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