Who can apply?
You can apply for the associated membership as soon as you have been granted a residence permit in Sweden (permanent or temporary).
To be accepted as an associated member you must be able to prove that you have been working as a journalist outside of Sweden. This can be proven in different ways (union membership, links to publicized articles etc.) You don’t yet need to work as a journalist in Sweden.
What is included in the associated membership?
The associated membership gives you the opportunity to get advice from us, start building a professional network in Sweden and to get a Swedish press card. We will help you take your first steps into the Swedish media labour market.
In the larger Swedish cities we organize social events throughout the year. We can also help you get in contact with our local representatives and different clubs based on your interest.
We cannot represent you in any legal issues in your working life or in migration processes and you cannot get the The International Press Card (IPC) as an associated member.
For how long is the associated membership valid?
The associated membership is valid for at the longest five years after you have been granted residence in Sweden.
If you during this time get an employment as a journalist or start to work as a freelancer with journalistic activities on behalf of a Swedish media you can, and should, apply for our standard membership.
The standard membership gives you more benefits, such as help with bargaining your salary, legal representation towards your employer and in most cases an income insurance.
How much does the associated membership cost?
The associated membership costs 250 Swedish krona per 12 months and is payed for in advance.