Affiliation with a nationally recognized professional organization representing your interests within the news, media-related, and academic journalism-related industries Unmatched networking opportunities with influencers, fellow members, and companies among our 4,000-plus members Eligibility to join one of 20 task forces that allow members to work together, network, and advance NABJ's mission in their areas of interest Access to NABJ's career center, which allows members to browse current job listings, internships, and fellowships across media platforms, including freelance opportunities Ability to post resumes in our resume database used by dozens of news and media companies who are hiring Access to the annual National Career Fair and regional/virtual career fairs allows you to either schedule appointments with various companies or visit with them on a walk-up basis in their booths. You can engage with employers directly about current or future employment opportunities and have them critique your resume and body of work on the spot. Discounted registration rates at the NABJ National Convention, regional conferences, media institutes, and other year-round training opportunities. Plus: free access to webinars and other academies Access to submit workshop and training ideas for the annual convention, regional conferences, and media institutes Access to apply for NABJ's Leadership Academy, which is designed for those wanting to take the next step up the management ladder Access to participate in NABJ Student Projects designed for aspiring journalists Opportunities to apply for financial assistance grants when you are impacted by layoffs, hardships, and natural disasters Access to connect with other NABJ members, including recruiters, who want to share their contact info Invitations to submit entries to the NABJ's Salute to Excellence Awards and other honors Opportunities to submit and receive stipends for original pre-approved stories to NABJ's Black News and Views website Options to run for NABJ National Board offices in several categories to support and further enhance the organization's activities
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is the nation’s largest organization for journalists of color.
We provide our members with career development, educational opportunities, and other support worldwide.
Membership is open to anyone wanting to help advance our mission of supporting excellence in journalism and media while enhancing training and advocating for equity in the treatment of and opportunities for Black journalists and communicators.
• Discounted rates at our annual convention, career fair, and regional conferences
• Access to our year-round job and career opportunities portal and databases, visited by hundreds of recruiters with hundreds of listings
• Leadership, mentoring, and networking opportunities
• Access to free webinars, other training, and special resources
• Access to our media institutes, virtual events and summits
• Access to fellowships, grants, scholarships, internships, and more
• Access to industry alerts and advocacy information
• Access to monthly member opportunities and programming notifications
• Access to our member rate for entries into our annual Salute to Excellence Awards & much more!
APPLY TO JOIN BELOW or CLICK HERE! (You will be directed to our membership portal.)

  • Exclusive Portal – Access to our online member portal, which allows you to manage your membership profile, access real-time, exclusive information in the online membership directory, and register for special events. In addition, you are able to track your membership history and purchases and update your personal contact information to receive the latest member news, events, and more.
  • Access the Member Directory – Reach out and connect with other NABJ members.
  • Member Discounts  – Take advantage of a reduced member rate when you register for the NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair.
  • Training – Enhance your professional and personal development year-round through member access to our NABJ Media Institutes, Webinars and Regional Conferences. Expand your network within the journalism industry; gather with your colleagues; and benefit from the expertise of other journalism and media professionals through year-round fellowships and workshops.
  • NABJ Career Center – Free for Members – Online job matching service allows members to post resumes and search for jobs listed by participating organizations and companies.
  • NABJ Email News Updates – Receive email updates to keep you current on news about NABJ, Black journalists and the industry.
  • NABJ Awards – Seek recognition of your work and fellow members via our annual awards: Salute to Excellence, Special Honors, and Hall of Fame.
  • Scholarship and Internship Opportunities – Student members can access leadership, training, working, and mentoring opportunities for aspiring Black journalists seeking to improve their skills and gain employment.
  • A Six-Month Hardship Membership Extension – Active NABJ members who have lost their jobs due to recent layoffs will be able to extend their membership by six months. This will keep them connected with their peers and continue their discounts on all of NABJ’s educational offerings throughout the year.
  • Task Forces and Social Media Groups – Join one of 20 PLUS Task Forces targeted to your area of interest or career focus. Gain access to private social media groups hosted by our Task Forces.
  • Professional (includes Lifetime, Premium and multi-year options)
  • Emerging Professional
  • Alumni
  • Academic
  • Media-Related Professional
  • Student
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