Want to write for us?
A Staff Content Writer’s responsibilities include creating print and digital content that is readable, accurate, and ready for publication, generating ideas for new content, news stories, and evergreen articles on a tight deadline. A successful candidate will have broad knowledge that spans music and radio, the online world, as well as trends, and other elements of pop culture. There may be opportunities to attend press junkets, interview artists, and break news but much of the daily work will include aggregation. It will include skimming press releases, chasing leads, verifying tips and rumors, attempting to get quotes, reviewing aired programming, or re-purposing content from other outlets. It will also, largely, be a position that requires evening hours. Ultimately, you’ll be creating quality written pieces that appeal to our audience and boost brand awareness.
Please share samples of your work or portfolio of your published articles, along with your application.
Write a mix of news articles, features, and evergreen content daily—producing well-researched content for publication online and in print.
Communicate regularly with managers, publicists, and label representatives.
Write clear, concise copy.
Build stories/features/news on Content Management System, WordPress.
Proofread and edit posts before publication.
Submit work to editors for input and approval.
Ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images, and tone).
Update website content as needed.
Work closely with a writing team, including content writers and editors.
Working closely with management to build online traffic.
Follow an editorial calendar, collaborating with other members of the content production team to ensure timely delivery of materials
Excellent writing and editing skills- strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Have a basic grasp of Content Management Systems, CMS. (e.g. WordPress)
Self-starter with the ability to work independently with little daily supervision.
Ability to work/write quickly and efficiently – including several news articles and features daily.
Extensive knowledge of, and passion for, music and pop culture that extends beyond office hours and office walls.
Willingness and ability to write 7-10 articles in a single shift.
A meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail.
Weekend and evening hours are required.