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Music Journalism InternshipBookmark This
My Music Launch
7083 Hollywood Blvd.
Posted: May 21 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 6 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
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DescriptionWHAT: Journalism Internship for a soon-to-launched online music magazine, My Music Launch, poised to be the #1 resource for the professional career development of emerging music artists
WHERE: Based in Los Angeles;
WHEN: Start June 1, 2015 - six months to begin
WHY: Ground floor opportunity with a first-of-its-kind online magazine which is part of a bigger music platform founded by a team of musicians and music industry mentors. You will have the opportunity to report on cutting edge trends within the music industry and our top reporters will have the opportunity to attend industry events, meet very cool and prominent people within the music business and may qualify for a full-time position with MML.
WHO WE ARE: We are a music and technology-based startup founded by a team of musicians and music industry mentors. Our platform bolsters professional connections and creates opportunity for collaboration, mentorship, performance and education among top emerging talent from leading music programs around the world. MML Magazine is the first component to that platform.
OUR CONTENT: This goes beyond "who's who" and entertainment/music gossip. Actually, we want nothing to do with any of that. We care and share information about the business of music i.e. composers behind Oscar-winning movies, Will.I.Am's philanthropic side, the education sector and music curriculums in schools, the pros and cons about big record labels, how pro sports and music have come together, music technology trends, how Country and Hip-hop are fusing, legal "stuff" and copyright issues, Robin Thicke/Marvin Gaye ordeal, etc.
Responsibilities-Conduct investigative reporting as needed
-Act as an ambassador to our brand
-Meet deadlines and handle multiple simultaneous projects from development to completion
-Work collaboratively and independently as needed
-Write at least two articles, 300-400 words in length, each month.
-Write one feature article, 1,100-1,600 words in length, each month.
-Communicate on a regular basis with Editor
-Social media responsibility - in other words, you will have access to our social media, so you will have a chance to strategically reach out to promote your stories and our brand. You will contribute to social community building strategies. With power comes responsibility!
Requirements-A love for music and a genuine interest in the business behind music
-A passion for writing
-Journalism experience (internship, school newspaper, etc.) a plus, but not required. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible -- must love music.
-Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated and creative -- not afraid to ask questions
-Must be audacious, one who pushes the envelope... while maintaining ethics in reporting and writing
-Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills
-Knowledge of AP Style
-Must be extremely detail oriented
-Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to peer review editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality.
-Willing to make a six-month commitment. Most importantly, we are looking for individuals looking to grow with us.
-Must have regular access to computer/laptop. We'd also love for you to meet with us at our think tank office in Hollywood.
SkillsRequired - English
Preferred - Journalism, AP Style