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Music News Website Full time Reporters Needed in office Downtown Manhattan New YorkBookmark This
New York, NY
Posted: August 18 2016
DescriptionWe are a passionate start up with several music websites located in downtown Manhattan. We are looking for reporters who would consider themselves as completely hopeless music junkies. :) You live and breathe music. You are like a detective when it comes your favorite bands / artist and it is second nature for you to scour the web and find the latest updates regarding them. You know pretty much every detail about their music and lives. On top of that, you have the keen sense to figure out whether the reported stories/rumors have come from authentic sources or not by checking everything inside out until proven true or false.
We believe that music can help make this world a better place. Inspired by the lyrics in Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World”, We aim to become a well respected authority in the music industry. We need a strong team of passionate human beings who can curate and spin news that will engage our readers in a way that brings them back to the website again. You need to have the knack to be able to find a great balance of covering both trending hot topics in music as well as authentic feel good stories that will pull people’s heart strings. We do not swing left or right and remain unbiased on all topics.
We need reporters who are naturally investigative and thorough and won’t be satisfied with publishing an article that is a simple rewrite. We need reporters who want to provide our readers with well written, most thoroughly researched, and engaging stories - no matter what type of piece it may be (aggregated piece, review, interview, listicle, photo slideshow, etc)
We are looking for comrades who are passionate to fulfill this mission together.
Do you want to join our team?
-two or three paragraphs explaining why you are the perfect candidate.
-links to your public social media accounts or websites if you have any available to share.
-writing sample on music
-List of your #1 music genre you are crazy about
-top 3 favorite bands/artists
-top genres that you consider yourself an expert on
-how soon you are able to start work if hired
Write 5-7 quality articles daily
Assist editors when needed
Participate in editorial meetings and support projects (such as annual Music Times awards, contests, etc)
Potentially have one or two editorial interns shadow you.
RequirementsAbilities and Qualities Needed:
-Be able to carefully curate the best topics within the music genre that will not on
-Be able to make your story and headline stand out among 100 other competitors
-Understands SEO without overusing it
-Be able to write stories that match the company’s vision and mission
-Great communication skills
-Respectful towards others no matter the differences
-Doesn’t complain easily but rather someone who is understanding
-Has a BA in writing, english, communications, media, or something similar
-Can travel to the office in downtown Manhattan daily
-Can work without too much supervision (start up atmosphere so we need folks who are able to work on their own and set up strategies well to reach goals)
-Motivated and dedicated
This is an entry level job that provides a basic monthly stipend + bonus based on performance (traffic)