Managing Editor, Local Content
Boston Music Spotlight is seeking a bright, motivated and proactive journalist who shares our passionate for the local music scene in Boston/New England. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, Local Content will lead/manage all content efforts and coverage for BMS’s Local Spotlight section. He/She will also assist with updating other website content and planning live events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to develop new forms of content, specifically dedicated to the Boston/New England music scene
Assist with training and managing of content/journalism interns
Research and write news and extended feature articles on Locally-based artists
Conduct interviews with artists (in-person, phone or e-mail) and/or attend press conferences
Attend concerts and write reviews
Update concert calendar database
Assist with updates and maintenance of website and social media accounts
Assist in planning and execution of major BMS Live Events
Must be an ambitious, energetic and proactive self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. Possesses excellent organizational skills with ability to multitask in a fast-paced, remote work environment. Position requires excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must demonstrate a positive, upbeat and enjoyable attitude. Be knowledgeable about BMS and a fan of music with strong knowledge and connection to the local music scene. The position requires a flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends. Minimum of 2 years journalism experience and 4-year degree in Journalism/Communications/English.
Location: Boston area – Telecommute