TNB Music: Call for WritersBy Joe Daly
September 14, 2012
TNB Music is bursting at the seams with albums to be reviewed, interviews to conduct, features to write, concerts to attend and news to report. We’re looking to augment our plucky staff by two positions:
TNB Music Contributor
Duties include monthly album reviews, plus regular features including artist interviews, concert reviews, music biography reviews and general music features. While contributor will be assigned certain albums and artists to cover, she or he will also enjoy wide latitude to cover features of interest to them, and we will move mountains to give this person the space they need to carve out a tasty little space they can call their very own. THIS IS AN UNPAID POSITION. Can you believe the gall? However, with so many people jockeying for attention in the music blogosphere, this position offers the chance to place your writing in front of a broad (opinionated) international audience, add a new writing credit to your resume and enjoy access to both established and up-and-coming artists. If you’ve got the chops, we’ve got the readers. This position is ideal for the writer looking to expand his or her online footprint. TNB music writers have gone on to score book deals, freelance work with reputable music magazines and jobs at some high-profile music sites.
Commitment would be approximately two features per month, plus regular album reviews.
If you’re ready to join our team, send a letter of introduction, plus links to two or three writing samples to: [email protected]
TNB Music Intern
Our last intern set the bar massively high and we’re looking forward to seeing who might want to pick up the reins of the TNB Music Internship. Although we call it an “internship,” you’re really driving the ship. This position oversees album reviews, label correspondence and the TNB Music Calendar. In addition to the admin, we believe that the TNB Intern should get the chance to contribute reviews and features as well, so ideally this person is interested in a career in journalism and has some experience writing about music. We sent our last intern off to music festivals and concerts, she conducted interviews, worked with record labels to secure copies of upcoming releases and she generally put up with our nonsense. Like the position above, THIS IS AN UNPAID POSITION. We will, however, make sure you get access to cool albums and great shows (depending on where you live, of course). The TNB Music Intern needs to be motivated to make the most of this opportunity; they must be organized and comfortable with self-direction. If you’re someone who needs constant attention and supervision, this is not the gig for you. We need you to supervise us, not the other way around.
Commitment would be approximately 4-8 hours per week and would include managing the reviews calendar, assigning reviews, staging features for publication and contributing features as desired.
If this is you, send a letter of introduction, plus links to two or three writing samples to: [email protected] If this is a college internship, please cut and paste the details of the internship in the body of your email.
Dude, where do I apply? You’re talking about jazz reviews, right?