Music Journalist/Music Writer

College Media Network - Los Angeles, CA 90001
College Media Network - Los Angeles, CA 90001
College Media Network - Los Angeles, CA 90001
Job Description
Start: July 15
Remote: Yes

Responsibilities:

CMN is seeking individuals interested in developing the skills essential to working as a full time or freelance music journalist. The focus of this program is on working in real time and building a professional portfolio.

Participants will learn how to interview, how to work with publicists and managers, how to craft a smart, funny and insightful review, and most importantly, how to get paid for doing what you love. Work will be evaluated and edited by an instructor with 20+ years of music journalism experience, who will work with you to identify your strengths and develop them.

If you are serious about giving it a shot as a music journalist, this program can give you the extra edge to help you stand out.

College credit is available and encouraged for this position. We can provide a full evaluation of your work as well as schedule of tasks and learning goals.

Participants will:

- Write two music pieces a week (including reviews, news stories, opinion pieces, playlists and profiles)
- Respond to edits, make changes to writing and interact with program editors
- Work with other program members on projects
- Participate in weekly video conferences with professionals from the music industry

Qualifications:

- A desire to improve your critical voice
- Good time management skills
- A passion for music
- Basic writing skills and some college education are preferred, but not required 
- Experience with Wordpress is preferred but not required
- An open mind and willingness to learn are most important
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