Members Benefits

Joining the MJA brings a host of benefits including discounts with selected organisations such Vision Express, free entry to our prestigious Summer and Winter Awards and access to invaluable resources such as our recently published Guide to Clinical Trials.

Our meetings and workshops are free to members, so you can update your skills and knowledge and then enjoy the opportunity to network and catch up with friends old and new over a buffet supper and glass of wine.

Our forums include information on:

  • Tax advice
  • Typical fees for the job
  • Recent rates to attend media advisory boards fees  …. and much, much more.

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What our members say

MJA membership is great value for money. I especially enjoy the (free) regular educational meetings on topics ranging from how to make the most of social media to the future of NHS health policy. They’re invariably stimulating, useful and fun.

Kathryn Bingham Editor, NHS Choices website

You get prizes! Freelancers aren’t exactly smothered in appreciation and the MJA awards can give you a warm glow. They also make editors take notice.

Jerome Burne Awarding winning freelancer and regular contributor to the Daily Mail

The MJA is a fantastic organisation to belong to – a real chance to network with like-minded souls, swap industry gossip, hear about new work (or commiserate about lack of it). We stand stronger when we stand together.

Victoria Lambert Award-winning freelance journalist, regular contributor to The Telegraph and former editor of Daily Mail Good Health

The social media event was really useful, with some really useful practical suggestions on how to mine for stories and techniques for finding contacts. Would highly recommend MJA membership.

Lilian Anekwe Consumer health editor, BMJ publishing group

As a commissioning editor, MJA meetings and awards were an opportunity to catch up with freelancers. Now I have escaped and returned to freelancing I find the Association is a great way to keep up to date with industry trends and news.

Jane Symons Freelance journalist and media consultant, former editor of The Sun’s health pages

Freelancing can be quite a solitary existence. MJA membership not only provides a social outlet but is really valuable in terms of keeping up with trends in rates, staff changes among commissioning eds and media consultancy opportunities.

Pat Hagan Prolific freelancer and regular contributor to nationals including The Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express