Posted 23 May 2024, 2:00 pm

Freelance Music Writer Nylon at BDG

NYLON is seeking a freelance Music writer.


The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience writing in a fast-paced online environment, a strong sense for news and unique angles, and be confident conducting interviews with a range of subjects. An interest in music culture is a must, as well as the ability to pitch and execute outside-the-box story ideas on a daily basis. Candidates must feel comfortable turning around reported features and op-eds on a tight deadline, as well as compiling SEO-optimized entertainment stories, identifying on-brand entertainment news, as well as breaking viral trends on platforms like TikTok and YouTube, and so much more. 

 

The ideal candidate should be an experienced writer who is in-the-know about the biggest entertainment and music stories of the moment, and ready to get in on the conversation from the NYLON point of view. 


An interest in and experience with securing exclusive interviews; networking, nurturing and maintaining strong industry contacts; and a desire to produce creative and impactful content is a must. NYLON’s music coverage is inclusive, informative, and cutting edge.


In your cover letter, please tell us your favorite music topics to cover, as well as your favorite sources for music news. 


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Responsibilities
  • Sweep the internet for trending fashion and trending entertainment stories
  • Pitch article ideas with unique angles and headlines 
  • Create and publish 3-4 stories per day (a mix of breaking news, service, and in-depth profiles/Q&As and reported features)
  • Keep a close eye on developing internet trends and viral moments.


Requirements
  • 1-2 years of music writing experience, preferably in the digital realm
  • Ability to write clean copy with a quick turnaround time 
  • An established portfolio of published clips 
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Eagerness to jump on breaking and trending stories and topics in the Music, celebrity and internet culture spheres 
  • Available to work remotely 3-4 days per week
  • Eagerness to jump on breaking and trending stories and topics in the Music, celebrity and internet culture spheres 
  • Ability to forecast music and celebrity trends and cover them before they hit the mainstream 


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$75 - $75 one-time
$75/ Per Piece
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BDG is one of today’s leading global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture through its authentic and trusted storytelling. Audiences turn to our brands – Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the interests engaging the next generation. Founded in 2013, the Company reaches over 223 million readers and social fans and serves hundreds of the world's largest advertisers. BDG has global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Paris.



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