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Company: Music Connects, LLC
Position:
Web Savvy Writers / Editors / Copy Editor Needed
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 7, 2013
Job ID: 1467142

Description:

Description:

Are you an entertainment and music junkie?  Do you like challenges and always strive to go to next level?  Music Connects may be the place for you!

Music Connects is a music media company that provides news to over 2 million music and entertainment fans in the U.S. and worldwide monthly.  We are looking for enthusiastic, diligent and responsible professionals to join the team.  We have a pop culture website at mstarsnews.com as well as a classical music website at classicalite.com.

The following positions are available for both websites:

Music Editor

Copy Editor

Reporters / Writers (classical music news, pop culture, entertainment news, breaking news)

Applicants will be required to write both music and general / breaking news.

Freelancers are also welcomed to apply to work night shifts / weekend shifts.

Editors

He/She is expected to polish the media website’s profile/voice, help increase its viewership and develop music oriented-related content. This position requires an innovative, organized, resourceful and goal-oriented leader who has a strong vision, a proven track record in management and an obsession with online trends.

 

  • Several Years of Experience in Editing Required
  • Have experience in managing a team of reporters 
  • Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field required.
  • Proven record for web producing and online editorial community-building (Web Savvy)
  • High energy, entrepreneurial spirit and team-building approach.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Internet publishing, metrics and usage patterns, including a strong grasp of social media and SEO
  • Committed to quality; organized, accurate and detail-oriented.

 

 

Copy Editor

The copy editor is expected to:

 

  • check text to ensure it is well written and logically structured, ready for publication
  • correct grammar and spelling
  • ensure the text is in line with the publisher's 'house style'
  • check facts and raise queries with the author
  • being alert to any potential legal problems in the text, such as libellous statements or breach of copyright, and discussing them with the publisher
  • check for plagiarism
  • check illustrations/photos and captions are correct, check copyright issues for photo usage

Copy editors must have:

  • excellent written English, including good spelling and grammar
  • a meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail
  • the ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
  • a love of and feel for language
  • good concentration, to focus on texts that may be lengthy or dull
  • judgement in applying "house style"
  • a tactful approach when dealing with authors
  • the ability to retain the author's 'voice' after editing.

 

Reporters 

Writers/reporters will either work at the office located in downtown New York, or work from home.  A positive attitude and good energy is a must-have for the company.  Writers must be capable of catching the latest breaking news and write multiple articles throughout the day, meeting daily deadlines and goals.  Candidates must be timely when delivering news stories, write compelling articles, drive traffic, and have great organizational skills.  Reporters who exceed traffic goals are entitled to incentives!

 

  • Experience with Journalism, Communications or related field required.
  • Experience writing for online multimedia (Web Savvy)
  • Strong grasp of social media and is proficient with Facebook and Twitter
  • Must be able to work under pressure when necessary
  • Well-versed in the Associated Press writing style
  • Understands SEO

 

To apply, email info@mstarsnews.com specifying Editor Position, Writer Position or Copy Editor and attach the following: 

  1. cover letter (including writing samples)
  2. resume
  3. Topics of expertise and dominion (Specify the two topics you feel most comfortable with among pop music, classical music, entertainment, breaking news)

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