Where We Work

Dedicated Advocates for Journalists


You’ve heard the old adage – united we stand, divided we fall – and it is especially true when it comes to working in the news business. More than ever, journalists are under 24/7 pressure to produce multi-media content, develop a social media presence, build an audience and maintain high standards of journalistic integrity, all while fulfilling the core responsibility of reporting.

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to go it alone. The NewsGuild understands the pressure journalists face - and we fight for them.

NewsGuild members have enforceable rights and benefits provided by their Guild contracts. Across the country, workers at Guild-represented news organizations are earning good wages and benefits, and have the security of knowing there is a union contract that not only protects their jobs, but gives them a voice in the newsroom. We think the future of great journalism depends on people having fair pay, decent working conditions, transparency in the workplace, and editorial independence — whether you’re a writer, editor, producer, or photojournalist, and whether you’re a freelancer or on staff.

By becoming a member you are joining the largest union for news professionals in the country. The NewsGuild of New York is its biggest local, fearlessly representing nearly 3,000 journalists and other employees at New York-based news organizations and their respective bureaus. We have more than 80 years of experience improving the working conditions of media professionals across the country. We understand journalism, from print to broadcast to digital.

The media industry can be daunting and unpredictable. Working together we can build a better future, and better newsrooms, for journalists everywhere.

Join us.

The NewsGuild of New York
Organizing Department
(212) 730-7371