August 25, 2023
Notice of Election for Executive Committee and Representative Assembly Seats
An election will be conducted for all seats on the News Media Guild’s Executive Committee (whose members shall also be jointly elected as TNG and CWA convention delegates) and the Representative Assembly.
The nominating period opens on Friday, September 15, 2023. Nominations must be RECEIVED by Tuesday, October 10, 2023. In the event only a single nomination is received for an office, that person shall be declared elected. Ballots will be mailed by Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.
To be valid, such ballots must be received not later than Monday, November 20, 2023, and found by the Elections Committee in the designated Post Office Box or delivered by the Post Office to the Elections Committee
Ballots will be counted on Monday, November 20, 2023. Please contact the NMG for a full copy of the election rules. The following offices will be elected.
Executive Committee and TNG Sector Conference/CWA Convention delegates. Three-year terms starting February 22, 2024. All AP, EFE, Guardian, At-Large and UPI members may run for office and cast ballots.
President and 1st delegate
First Vice President and 2nd delegate
Secretary-Treasurer and 3rd delegate
Second Vice President and 4th delegate
Third Vice President and 5th delegate
Representative Assembly. Three-year terms of office for both delegate and alternate, starting Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. The RA is divided into districts. You must work within a district to represent that district.
AP Central: AP editorial unit members working in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas.
AP New York City: All AP unit members working in New York City.
AP East: AP editorial unit members working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
AP Photographers: At-large seat representing all AP member photographers. To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press as a photographer. However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a photographer for this post.
AP South: AP editorial unit members working in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
AP Television: At-large seat representing all members working for AP Television. To hold office, a member representing this district must be employed by Associated Press in Television or Video departments. However, any AP editorial unit member may nominate a television worker for this post.
AP Washington: AP editorial unit members working in the District of Columbia and the Broadcast News Center.
AP West: AP editorial unit members working in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
AP Technology: At large seat covering all AP Technology Unit members regardless of location.
EFE News Service: At-large seat representing all members working for the EFE News Service.
Guardian-US: At-large seat representing all members working for Guardian-US.
United Press International: At-large seat representing all members working for United Press International.
CAMPAIGNING: Use of the News Media Guild stationery for campaign literature is prohibited. Upon their request, one campaign statement from each qualified EC, TNG Convention, or RA candidate shall be sent with the list of candidates mailed to all branch chairpersons for bulletin board posting. Such statements of no more than 200 words shall arrive at the News Media Guild office no later than the deadline set for candidate acceptance, five days after the close of the nominating period. NMG shall print these candidate statements, if provided, in all annual elections, and special elections if possible, before the mailing of ballots. Stories should strive for equal space or balance about candidates in election stories, and solicit statements, background, and photographs from all candidates. The language in this section shall be carried in all election notices, including lists of candidates.
News Media Guild Elections Committee