Inyourspeakers Media is a web-based, independent music magazine dedicated to delivering up-to-date news, album reviews, interviews, and event coverage concerning hundreds of musical acts. Currently, we draw most of coverage from a variety of musical backgrounds ranging anywhere from folk to indie pop to electro house to a variety of experimental genres. The unifying aspect that pertains to nearly all of the artists we cover is their relationship with independent record labels; we strongly believe that the future of the music industry lies in the independent realm, and part of our mission is to promote these artists, labels and associated persons.
Of course, we are still looking to expand the scale and quality of Inyourspeakers Media, and are looking to bolster our staff in a few key areas. Please read on for each position's description.
News Journalists play the essential roles of introducing new artists, providing updates on the current status of previously-covered acts, and (perhaps most importantly) delivering breaking news to Inyourspeakers' readers in the timeliest manner possible. In short, the content of the news section provides the basis for every other article type on Inyourspeakers, and keep readers coming back for the latest relevant music news. Consistent availability, a fondness for deadlines, a passion for sourcing leads, and a willingness to do what it takes to break news before other top-tier music publications are essential aspects of candidates. Other factors that will be considered are writing ability (technique, style, humor, etc), interest and general knowledge of alternative music, flexibility, and people skills. We normally ask for a minimum of three 100 - 300 word news items per week. Reporters should expect to spend between 20 and 60 minutes per article (this includes research and writing).
This position asks for a minimum of two reviews per week. Full album reviews usually warrant 400 - 700 words. Inyourspeakers Media prides itself on highly analytical, intelligently written content, so it follows that over the course of any given review we expect an in-depth analysis of both the record as a whole, and of a few of the most notable tracks therein. Most records that we consider for review yield substantial background information, which we expect writers to fully research and expand upon within (where appropriate) each of their assignments.
All interested individuals should have relevant experience, an insatiable appetite for music, and a propensity to work tirelessly toward goals. Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.