Staff Writer, Music

  • Complex Networks
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 17, 2019
Full time Journalism

Job Description

Complex Networks is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.

Complex is looking to bring on an experienced Staff Writer to join the music channel within the Editorial Department. The Staff Writer will be responsible for conceptualizing, pitching, and writing timely music features. In addition, this role will research and write premium features, including trend pieces, profiles, Q&As, essays, narrative features, oral histories, and more. 


  • Essential: Bachelor's Degree
  • Two-plus years' experience writing and reporting for music publications
  • Must have strong writing skills, ability to turn around assignments quickly, expertise in hip-hop and related genres, aligned with Complex tastes and tone
  • Desirables: ability to identify rising talent, interest in diverse mediums (video, podcasts, etc) 

 NOTE: Please include features, Essay/Q &A, Interviews, Long and Short form samples