The National Union of Journalists.
The NUJ is an independent trade union and has been representing journalists throughout the media industry for over 104 years. We are a democratic, member led grass roots organisation – it is members in our workplace chapels and our branches who shape union policy and direct priorities.
We speak on behalf of our 34,000 members who work throughout the industry, as freelances, casuals and in staff roles in newspapers, news agencies, magazines, online, book publishing, in public relations and as photographers.
The NUJ’s headquarters are in London and we also have offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
We have different categories of members including:
If you earn at least 50% of your overall income from journalism then you qualify for Full Membership. Just fill in a standard membership form and send it in.
If you’re trying to establish or re-establish yourself as a full-time journalist, and you don’t have another full-time job, you can apply for temporary Membership of the NUJ at just over £50 per year.
Just fill in a temporary membership form and send it in.
If you’ve got a full-time job but also do journalism, because you want to contribute something to a public audience, and support trade union rights and journalistic standards, then you can apply for Associate Membership.
If you are over 16 and in higher education studying journalism or a related course, or are practising student journalism, you can join the union as a student member.
Students in the UK can join online here -
Full and Temporary members of the union who are engaged in news-gathering can apply for press cards once their membership has been approved.
If you are an intern - you might be entitled to the mimimum wage as well as NUJ membership. For more information visit the cashback for interns campaign here
If you have a membership query and/or want to submit a membership application form please email: email@example.com