Our membership is made up of one-person operations and large teams, working in genres such as business, politics, culture, arts, food and wine, and much more. As a member, you gain access to this vibrant community, valuable professional resources and a tireless industry advocate.
Whether you’re trying to strengthen your team or raise your own game, membership offers practical benefits and meaningful support. Whatever your role in the publishing industry, AMPA can help you succeed.
“We have a small shop and a tight budget but, thanks to AMPA, we also have a place to go to get questions answered, learn new industry trends, meet with experts and connect with others in the industry. With the support provided by AMPA travel bursaries we have been able to stretch our professional development dollars even further.”
– Lisa Kozleski, editor of Wider Horizons (Lethbridge College)
Find a united voice. AMPA advocates on behalf of publishers on issues that affect the magazine media industry, including federal and provincial funding, legislation, regulatory changes, postal rates and more. We’re committed to connecting with municipal, provincial and federal government officials to ensure policy makers have a thorough understanding of the industry and its contributions.
Celebrate excellence. The Alberta Magazine Awards, AMPA’s annual awards program, are open to member magazines and their freelance contributors, and recognize exceptional quality in magazine editorial content and contributions made to the wider industry.
Grow your audience. Participating publishers are compensated for e-magazines made available to Alberta library patrons through the Alberta Public Libraries system.
Stay informed. AMPA undertakes industry studies and research to help its members better understand the state of the publishing world.
Nurture talent. Hire enthusiastic, emerging magazine professionals through AMPA’s internship wage subsidy program.
Build careers. Post a vacant position on our listings board and have it seen by industry job seekers.
Raise credibility. AMPA’s magazine directory listing demonstrates that a magazine title meets high standards and also increases discoverability.
Stay connected. Receive a monthly e-newsletter featuring industry news, upcoming events and information relevant to your career and the larger publishing industry.
Strengthen your professional network. AMPA is the community at the heart of the magazine industry in Western Canada. Meet colleagues, future mentors and potential employees at professional development and events we sponsor throughout the year. Also, as an AMPA member you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the conversations that shape the future of publishing in our region.
Solve a problem. Access invaluable one-on-one consultation services from an industry professional through the Pros on the Road program. Consultants are available to Voting and Affiliate Magazine members on subjects including business management, editorial, circulation, design, ad sales and digital initiatives.
Get smart. Receive a preferred member rate to high-quality professional development events. Members choose from a wide range of opportunities at a special member rate, including workshops and webinars, and the largest magazine conference in Canada.
Increase discoverability. Let AMPA help you find new readers by endorsing your magazine at trade shows, conferences and targeted events like Culture Days, Word on the Street and through Alberta newsstand promotions at Chapters/Indigo and independent retailers.
Find information. Access an extensive, regularly updated library of online learning resources, including past presentation materials and session notes.
Make connections. Industry partners can increase exposure with AMPA, its members and the Alberta magazine industry through a variety of sponsorship opportunities.
Access professional advice. AMPA can connect you with experts and direct you to the programs and resources that will make a difference for your business.
Get priority listing in AMPA’s online Talent Pool. Publishing creatives can post credentials for talent-seeking employers in Alberta’s magazine industry.
Get started. New publishing members receive a complimentary copy of AMPA’s Template series, a how-to resource covering all facets of the industry – with editions devoted to circulation, advertising sales, digital and law.
Pack a bag. AMPA’s bursary program provides a subsidy for members traveling to professional development events.
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