Entertainment Writer

Las Vegas Weekly | Greenspun Media Group, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date Posted April 22, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.lasvegasweekly.com

Description:

Las Vegas Weekly, a print and web publication relied upon by locals and visitors, seeks a writer focused on music and nightlife, two critical components of our unique city.

 

Music responsibilities include interviewing and previewing touring acts, covering concerts and delving deep into Southern Nevada’s local music scene to find and spotlight up-and-coming artists and keep tabs on established ones. Knowledge about all forms of popular music—from hip-hop and EDM to pop, rock and country—along with a critical ear and the ability to describe music in fresh and meaningful ways, are musts for this position.

 

Candidates should also be eager to gain quick familiarity not only with the nightclubs and dayclubs of the Las Vegas Strip and their key players but also the many other forms of nightlife—traditional and alternative, established and innovative—throughout this community of more than 2 million residents.

 

The person we hire will have opportunities to contribute in other areas—from longer-form features to food & drink and breaking news pieces—but entertainment is the primary focus. Las Vegas Weekly’s staff writers are expected to uncover and pitch their own, unique story ideas. Above all, the ability to think creatively and write confidently and cleanly are essential. Previous journalism experience is required.

 

Las Vegas Weekly is part of Greenspun Media Group, a family owned, diversified media company based in Henderson, Nevada, in view of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. GMG titles include the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Magazine and a collection of leading websites. Greenspun Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Interested? Send your resume and writing samples to jobs@gmgvegas.com with 'Entertainment Writer” in the subject line.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.