Live For Live Music is seeking a full-time writer. Apply today!

Live for live music is now accepting applications for a full-time writer to join the outlet’s editorial team, with the opportunity to move into an editor role based on performance.

Live For Live Music’s (L4LM) new staff editor will play a key role in the outlet’s editorial operations, helping to track, research, write and edit multiple articles per day in a fast-paced, virtual newsroom environment. Read more about the position and fill out the form below to apply. Read more about the position and below APPLY HERE.

Staff Writer Daily Tasks

  • Write polished, well-structured and interesting articles about music news on WordPress
  • Edit and proofread texts before publication
  • Research unfamiliar topics to inform articles and fact check
  • Manage content post schedule on social media platforms, monitor engagement to inform strategy
  • Stay up to date on events in the music world to identify relevant and interesting stories
  • Develop, research and write longer features/series (e.g. interviews, premieres, editorials)

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Previous experience as a writer or editor for a digital media company
  • Flawless command of the English language and correct grammar
  • A knack for composing tight but captivating lyrics with a compelling voice
  • Ability to provide quick, clear explanations and analysis of breaking news, even on unfamiliar subjects
  • Avid reader/consumer of written media (be prepared to tell us your favorite media and why you like it/their voice)
  • Knowledge and own presence on various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch etc.)
  • A working computer and access to a reliable internet connection
  • Knowledge and passion for music (especially jam, funk, bluegrass, rock, indie, hip-hop, soul)
  • Goal-oriented in terms of personal and team success
  • Time Management – A self-starter with the ability to prioritize and complete tasks on time without excuses
  • Professional – able to work with artists, management, publicists, etc. while keeping a cool head
  • Good attitude – positive, passionate and flexible with a willingness to learn new skills
  • Hard worker – eager to put in the effort to push the release forward
  • Reliable – can show up on time and is operational every day
  • Availability:
    • Able to work Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET, with a rotating shift of 9:00am to 5:00pm each weekend (either Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Additional Desired Skills

  • Background/education in journalism
  • Interest and experience in the music industry
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Experience working with WordPress and/or other content management systems
  • Experience working with project management applications (Asana, Basecamp, Slack etc.)
  • Experience with image editing/graphic design (Adobe)
  • experience with photography

Location: Remote (Preferred: in New York City/within the Eastern Time Zone or willing to get up early if location is further west)

full time: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, plus a full day rotating shift every weekend (either Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

If you are interested in becoming a full-time paid writer for Live For Live Music, APPLY HERE.

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