Internships

Writing Internships

 

Regional Music Journal is on the hunt for students interested in music journalism internships for assignments to cover concerts and review albums in your local market. Several openings are available.

These positions are assignment based and you will work remotely.
We are looking for motivated, responsible and talented writers who are interested in music. Writers are needed for all genres of music, most notably, Rock, Country, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop, including sub-genres. Candidates will need to be driven, possess basic editing skills and the ability to work under strict deadlines. Writing samples will be required, however, we will accept non-music related samples.
Responsibilities
  • Follow local music trends; be familiar with local artists and venues
  • Pitch assignments/work directly with Editor to secure assignments
  • Be available evenings and weekends – writers must be available to attend live performances
  • Writing album and concert reviews with strict deadlines
  • Networking within the local music scene
Requirements
  • Capable of attending concerts and paying close attention to detail in order to write a review
  • Must possess basic writing skills and comprehensive knowledge of grammar
  • Able to edit your own work – we expect quality writing that has been edited and revised
  • If you are not familiar with basic journalism skills you must be willing to learn – we are willing to teach
  • You are required to present yourself in a professional and ethical manner as a representative of Regional Music Journal – while on assignment no drinking or drugs will be allowed or tolerated
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and manage your time to meet deadlines

What You Can Expect

  • You will receive mentoring from an Editor/Writer to help you navigate your assignments
  • You will learn how to write about music and learn how to critique records and live performances
  • You will receive instruction regarding professional etiquette and acceptable conduct with musicians, promoters, public relations, venues and other music industry professionals
  • You will learn how to research in order to write a quality review
  • You will have the opportunity to advance to interviewing artists
  • You will learn how to secure press access to concerts and how to communicate with promoters, public relations, managers and record labels
  • You will be eligible for letters of recommendation upon successful completion of five assignments

A background in journalism or music is not required for these positions.  While Regional Music Journal would prefer Journalism, Writing or Music Theory majors, it is not required for consideration; a willingness to learn is more important.  Writers who possess a digital camera (professional grade) and the ability to photograph concerts will be our top candidates.

At Regional Music Journal we want to help you cultivate your talent and give you the opportunity to work in an industry that can be difficult to enter.  You will receive a byline for all writing published at Regional Music Journal; if you put forth the effort to write a quality piece, then you will receive all the credit that comes with that hard work.  Music journalism requires creativity and you will be given some artistic freedom.  As you complete more assignments, you will be given more artistic freedom with your writing.

Photography Internships

 

About this Job

Regional Music Journal is on the hunt for students interested in music journalism internships for assignments to photograph concerts in your local market. Several openings are available.

These positions are assignment based and you will work remotely.

We are looking for motivated, responsible and talented photographers who are interested in music. Photographers are needed for all genres of music, most notably, Rock, Country, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop, including sub-genres. Candidates will need to be driven, possess basic photo editing skills and the ability to work under strict deadlines. Photo samples will be required, however, we will accept non-music related samples (recommendations for samples would include photos from challenging lighting situations and live action shots).

Responsibilities

  • Follow local music trends; be familiar with local artists and venues
  • Pitch assignments/work directly with a writing intern or staff writer and an Editor to secure assignments
  • Be available evenings and weekends – photographers must be available to attend live performances
  • Photographing and editing photos with strict deadlines
  • Networking within the local music scene

Requirements

  • You must possess a professional grade digital camera along with equipment and editing software
  • Capable of attending concerts and photographing under demanding conditions (lighting, crowds, motion, etc)
  • Must possess basic photography skills
  • Able to edit your own work
  • If you are not familiar with basic photojournalism skills you must be willing to learn – we are willing to teach
  • You are required to present yourself in a professional and ethical manner as a representative of Regional Music Journal – while on assignment no drinking or drugs will be allowed or tolerated
  • You must be able to work unsupervised and manage your time to meet deadlines

What You Can Expect

  • You will receive mentoring from an Editor to help you navigate your assignments
  • You will learn how to photograph under demanding lighting situations
  • You will receive instruction regarding professional etiquette and acceptable conduct with musicians, promoters, public relations, venues and other music industry professionals
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your photography skills and you will receive press credentials to photograph concerts
  • You will learn how to work with a writer and coordinate an article for publication
  • You will learn how to secure press access to concerts and how to communicate with promoters, public relations, managers and record labels
  • You will be eligible for letters of recommendation upon successful completion of five assignments

A background in journalism or music is not required for these positions. While Regional Music Journal would prefer individuals familiar with concert photograph and the demands of photographing live music, it is not required for consideration; a willingness to learn is more important. Photographers who also have the knowledge to write reviews will be our top candidates.

At Regional Music Journal we want to help you cultivate your talent and give you the opportunity to work in an industry that can be difficult to enter. You will receive full photo credit on all your work published at Regional Music Journal.  Concert photography requires a good eye for composition and a strong knowledge of lighting and motion.  Your assignments will have a minimum number of requirements and you will have a significant amount of artistic freedom, based on your skills as represented in your photo samples.

Send your resume and samples to interns@regionalmusicjournal.com