Music Editor-Writer

  • The New Yorker
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Mar 18, 2020
Full time Content Journalism

Job Description

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.

Job Description

Music Editor-Writer, Goings On About Town - The New Yorker

The function of this position is to create and edit the Night Life and Classical Music sections of Goings On About Town, and to write about music for newyorker.com. A good candidate is passionate about a wide range of music, and has a strong critical voice, excellent editorial and organizational skills, and an ability to meet deadlines. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, assign, edit, and fact-check listings for the Night Life and Classical Music sections of Goings On About Town, in the weekly magazine and on the web site.
  • Write engaging web posts with a strong critical voice about the music scene at least twice a week for newyorker.com.
  • Ensure quality of writing across all platforms, including editing with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Meet daily and weekly web and magazine closing schedules.
  • Engage readership via social media and newsletters.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • A strong, clear critical voice and the ability to write well about all kinds of music.
  • At least two years’ experience as a music writer. 
  • Access to a network of freelance music writers for assigning short reviews across the music spectrum.
  • Ability to edit for clarity and elegance.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Understanding of the style and values of The New Yorker.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below and we will review your application as soon as possible. Please note that due to the high level of applications we receive, it is not always possible for us to respond to each applicant in person. Should your profile fit this open position we will contact you within approximately 4 weeks. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

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