Who can join?
The Chartered Institute of Journalists is the world’s longest established professional association for journalists. Formed in 1884, the Institute was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria and has been serving the interests of our profession ever since.
Our members are professionals in their field and individuals in attitude. They belong to the Institute because they want to be part of an organisation that is dedicated solely to protecting and serving the best interests of journalists and journalism.
CIoJ members work in all areas of journalism, including:
Book Editing, Feature Writing, Picture Researching, Book Writing, Illustrating, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Photography, Reporting, Cartoons, Photo-journalism, Researching, Crossword Compiling, Production, Sub-Editing/Editing.
If you work in any area of journalism you qualify for membership of the CIoJ.
Grades of membership