Sound of Boston is an online music publication that covers the culture, events and artists that comprise Boston’s vibrant music scene. Our city has a lot of talent to offer to the music world; our staff works to raise awareness of local acts and to help them to reach an audience.

All of our staff, including our founders, are volunteers who believe in supporting local music.

Staff Writer

Candidates should be graduates or undergraduates with a passion for music. This part-time position is unpaid and remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Create content related to the local music scene—be it covering shows, writing album reviews, or other features
  • Must be responsive and receptive to feedback and edits
  • Interview and profile local artists
  • Regularly communicate with editors regarding assigned stories and availability

Desired Skills:

  • Relevant studies or work experience
  • Basic understanding of WordPress
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Photography skills are a plus, although not required

Interested? Email a resume and 2-3 links of published pieces to jobs@soundofboston.com

 

Editor

Candidates should be undergraduates or graduates with experience in copyediting and a passion for music. This part-time position is unpaid and remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide feedback to writer in a timely manner
  • Report to Managing Editor and Editor in Chief
  • Proofread posts for style, grammar, and content

Desired Skills:

  • Working towards or holding a degree in English or related field
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience copyediting
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@soundofboston.com

 

Social Media Coordinator

Candidates should be undergraduates or graduates with social media expertise and a passion for music.

Responsibilities:

  • Posting daily to Sound of Boston’s social media platforms
  • Monitor Twitter account and local music news
  • Schedule weekly posts (#TBT, #FF) and tweets for local band shows
  • Work with Promotions Coordinator during contests/giveaways

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Basic understanding of WordPress
  • Strong writing and grammar skills
  • Ability to represent the Sound of Boston brand and engage our audience

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@soundofboston.com

 

Press Credential Coordinator

Candidates should be graduates or undergraduates with a passion for music and a desire to become more involved in the music industry. This part-time position is unpaid and remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Secure press credentials for staff writers and photographers
  • Manage existing relationships with press contacts
  • Communicate with and update appropriate team members when necessary

Desired Skills:

  • Enthusiasm for exploring the music industry field
  • A high level of email professionalism and an attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@soundofboston.com

 

Premiere Coordinator

Candidates should be graduates or undergraduates with a passion for music and strong planning skills. This part-time position is unpaid and remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with staff writers and ensure timely delivery of premiere content
  • Follow our premiere process and facilitate premieres with local artists
  • Manage premiere pipeline

Desired Skills:

  • Project management or other related field experience that involves planning and projects coordination
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@soundofboston.com

 

A&R Coordinator

Candidates should be graduates or undergraduates with a passion for music. This part-time position is unpaid and remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly update and maintain a list of local artists and album review opportunities
  • Handle local submissions and manage relationships with local artists
  • Send a regular email to the team with suggestions for album reviews and Local Spotlight profiles
  • Communicate with and updating the Editor in Chief when appropriate and necessary

Desired Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Interest and openness to discovering new music across all genres
  • High level of email professionalism 

Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@soundofboston.com