Help us expand our music coverage! If you have a passion for music and writing, we want to hear from you. We are always looking for weekly writers, but are happy to hear from folks interested in contributing in other ways. The main contributor types we are seeking are listed below. Hit us up if you have other ideas.
Weekly Music Writer
Join the staff of DOA as a weekly album reviewer. We are looking for people with diverse tastes and an open mind, folks who enjoy writing and who are reliable enough to contribute at least one album review a week. As a weekly album reviewer we will send you digital downloads/streams of albums or CDs for review. Music writers are also encouraged to contribute with band interviews, concert reviews, and other content.
If you are interested in being a weekly writer, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your e-mail should include the following:
- Your name (first and last) and why you’re interested in writing for DOA.
- A short summary of music you like – favorite bands, genres, and record labels.
- Your acknowledgment that you’ll write weekly.
- A sample review, preferably of something not in our archives. Include the band name, band website, album title, record label, label website, File Under (style of music), the review (at least 250 words), and a short summary for the DOA main page.
Online Music Reviewer
As an online music reviewer you will cover mp3′s sent to the editors or that you discover on your own. Online music reviewers expand on a single song and write about both the song, the style, and the band itself.
If interested, send a sample of an online music review (which includes band name, band website, song title, and link to the song, as well as the review) to email@example.com.
Do you like to know what is going on in the music biz? Can you gather information and write-up short news items? Tour dates, exciting new releases, special promotions, bands breaking up…We need 3-5 news items per week. If you’re good at scouring the internet for the latest and greatest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have an idea for a music related feature? Email us at email@example.com and tell us about your idea. Feature Writers should plan to submit a new article about once a month. Current and past features have included: Flipsides & Otherwise, Short Takes, Small Wonders, DOA’s Guide to the Recordings of…, and Unappreciated Album of the Month.
All positions are unpaid.