2015 forms now available! Don't miss the opportunity to participate this year!

For more information on NICS, contact Karla Zander, Manager of Research and Member Services, 

(847) 795-0380

NICS Deadlines:

Late fee applies if received after April 1, 2015

Final Deadline May 1, 2015     

Download the NICS brochure

Download the report forms for the 2015 NICS here:

2015 NICS Daily Instructions

Submission for individual Weekly Newspaper:

 2015 NICS Input Form

Submission for individual Daily Newspaper (4 files):

2015 NICS Basic

2015 NICS Single

2015 NICS Multiple

2015 NICS Sales

Submission for more than one Daily Newspaper:

2015 NICS Group

Submission for more than one Weekly Newspapers:

2015 NICS Group Weekly

2015 Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey (NICS)

This confidential survey is the industry standard in compensation planning, the most complete and reliable with participation from about one-third of all U.S. dailies.

2015 Benefits Survey

Publisher Benchmarks Participant Forms and Resources

2014 Q4 PB Data Submission

2014 Q3 PB Data Submission

2014 Q2 PB Data Submission

2014 Q1 PB Data Submission

2012-2013 8 Qtr PB Data Submission

Note: Please be sure to put your name and the date submitted into the file name before uploading the document to the FTP site. For further information on this, please contact Tim Mather.

Go to the Publisher Benchmark's website to set up your own password, a critical step to data security and confidentiality.

To change your password

  • Click “My Account” in the upper right corner of the home page
  • Select “Edit Settings”
  • Create and confirm your password

Newspaper Administrators: Use this link to watch a video demonstration of the user setup process for adding additional users within your organization.


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