Active Members

MTJA Inc. Active Members are staff and independent editors, writers, broadcasters, freelance journalists, new media producers and photographers residing within the Association’s membership area who earn income from the creation of travel-related editorial content for newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television and/or electronic outlets.

Categories of MTJA Inc. Active Members include:

  • Salaried Editors
  • Staff Writers or Freelance Contributors
  • Book Authors
  • Broadcast Journalists 
  • Travel Photographers 
  • Bloggers

If you’re interested in applying for MTJA Inc. Active Membership, please see detailed submission requirements on the Application Form for MTJA Inc. Active Membership. Omission of any required items will result in the return of your application and prolong or negate the consideration process.

Each application is considered in the context of MTJA Inc.’s current needs, size, geographic distribution and determination of quality. Acceptance is made upon review and recommendation by the Membership Committee with final approval by the MTJA Inc. Board. Membership is not automatically awarded when the requirements on the application form are met but is at the discretion of the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

Applicants should be aware that all applications receive a thorough and careful review, a process that can take anywhere from three to 12 weeks depending on receipt of all materials; the ability of the Membership Committee and Board to review, verify, evaluate and act. We will confirm receipt of applications as quickly as possible and move expeditiously to maximize opportunities for new members to attend upcoming MTJA Inc. meetings.

All applicants will be notified of the results of the review process in as timely a manner as possible. Those accepted will be considered MTJA Inc. members in good standing only after payment of dues in the amount of $125 if membership is accepted between Jan. 1 and June 30; $62.50 if membership is accepted between July 1 and Dec. 31. Membership renewal thereafter is effective for a one-year period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Questions about Active Membership qualifications or criteria? Please contact: Active Vice-President, Amy Lynch at 317-902-4383 or amy@amylynch.com.

 

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