ASSOCIATION OF
FOOD JOURNALISTS
 
2017 Membership
Application/Renewal Form

Please fill out the form completely -- AFJ can only process applications that are filled out completely. If you have questions about any part of the form, please email those questions to AFJ Executive Director Amanda C. Miller.

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Memberships are calendar-based. Renew by Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to participate in the first of our “Sound Bites” webinar series on Friday, February 24th.
 
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Do you want your phone number made available to other AFJ members? *
If so, which numbers would you like to share? (You can choose more than one.)
How did you hear about AFJ? *
 

Would you like AFJ to make your contact information publicly available through the website so potential sources and employers may find you?

Please review the AFJ committee options listed below and select which committee(s) you're most interested in joining. AFJ will contact interested members at a later date and provide additional details. *

Please read through the three membership options below and choose the type most relevant to you. Please fill out only one of these sections.


ACTIVE MEMBER CANDIDATES
(This category is for food writers or editors currently working and/or producing content for print, online or broadcast media organizations; it is also appropriate for cookbook authors.)
I write or edit food stories for the following (check all that apply):
 
My work is considered to be (check all that apply):
 
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My title is (check all that apply):
 

If you have not been a member of AFJ in the last two years, please include pdfs or links to two examples of your writing or editing with this application.


 

 

STUDENT MEMBER CANDIDATES 
(This category is for full-time students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, university or culinary school who have demonstrated a strong interest in professional food writing.)
 
Are you interested in pursuing a career in professional food writing?
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Have you written for a student publication?
Have you written for a non-student publication?
Please provide a pdf or link to a published food story that you have written:

 

RETIRED MEMBERS
(This category is only available to previously Active AFJ members.)
 
Are you a previous member of AFJ in good standing who has retired and no longer writes or edits stories about food?

OTHER QUESTIONS
(Please answer the following questions completely; they apply to all membership categories. Your answers will help determine your eligibility for membership.)
Do you own a food or food-related company, or are you employed by or do regular contract work for a food company? *
Do you own or are you employed by or contracted with a public relations firm representing a food company? *
Are you employed by or work for a food-related organization or movement, a trade association, advocacy group or government agency? *
Do you own or are you employed by or contracted with a restaurant or caterer? *
Would you be interested in participating in an AFJ mentoring program?

Please confirm the membership type for which you are applying or renewing: *
2017 Membership Dues 

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First-time applicants to AFJ whose membership is approved after June 30 of the year in which they apply shall pay one-half of the dues for Active members ($50 USD). These memberships will be renewed at the full amount ($100 USD) in January of the year after the initial membership is approved.

**All applicants who have been members of AFJ, but have let their membership lapse, will pay $100 dues regardless of the time they re-affiliate with AFJ.

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