Membership

Alaska Professional Communicators is organized to provide networking, friendship and professional education opportunities for the state’s professional communicators.

The same Membership Application may be used for any of the membership categories listed. The APC Board of Directors acts as membership qualifications review committee and reserves the right to accept, reject, or recategorize applications. Amounts shown include dues for both APC and NFPW. (To use a credit card, go to NFPW and complete the online application.)

Active Membership ($110)

Any person who qualifies as a professional communicator actively engaged in communications service for remuneration, or the equivalent, shall be eligible for active membership. Examples of eligible occupations: editorial, photographic, production, managerial, graphic, or creative communications services for a newspaper, journal, or magazine; on the publications or editing staff or in the public relations department of an established educational, governmental, industrial, commercial, civic, or fraternal organization or institution; on the staff of a licensed radio or television station; employee or owner of a recognized public relations firm; or an accredited teacher of communications. Questions? Contact APC, or our membership director. The NFPW bylaws excerpts on qualification are below. Freelance communicators are welcome; however, as evidence that you genuinely work in the communications field for remuneration, we require submission of at least one sample of work sold during the past year. Examples of such items include a book, article, or short story; a newsletter; a news story; public relations or publicity services; copy for advertising, etc. You should expect to maintain a regular production level. If you are on the regular payroll of a firm or publication, please furnish a statement to that effect.

Retired Membership ($45)

Any member in good standing at least five years who retires from full-time professional employment and does not receive substantial remuneration from media communications may elect to become a retired member. Such members may attend meetings and speak to motions, but may not propose, second, or vote on a motion, nor hold office. They are not counted for quorums, but are counted in membership totals for delegate allocation. They cannot be a delegate to the NFPW National Conference as long as they remain in retired status. Retired members are eligible for the NFPW Communications Contest. They are listed in the NFPW directory and receive NFPW national publications.

Student Membership ($35)

Any full-time college or university student who intends to enter the communications field upon graduation is eligible for student membership. Student members may attend meetings and speak to motions, but may not propose, second, or vote on a motion, nor hold office. They are eligible for the NFPW Communications Contest. They are listed in the NFPW directory and receive NFPW national publications. Student members are eligible for student membership for 12 months following college graduation. After that time, they must meet the qualifications for active membership.

Honorary Membership

This membership may be granted by APC to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of communications upon recommendation of the Board of Directors. Honorary members retain their honorary status indefinitely. Dues payment will be waived for either the state or the national organization or both, as determined by the board.

Membership Application

Make checks payable to NFPW

Mail completed application and check to:

Alaska Professional Communicators
PO Box 100441
Anchorage, AK 99510-0441

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