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.

A team of diverse voices helps promote more inclusive coverage of the music scene and this city’s local talent. We highly encourage women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ applicants to apply.

Staff Writer

Interested in becoming a music journalist? Ever wonder what it feels like to interview your favorite band or get a press pass to a concert? We are looking for new writers to join our writing staff and help shine the spotlight on the local talent of the Boston music scene. 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
What’s in it for you:
  • You’ll work directly with our editors who will help you improve your writing
  • Our team will arrange for press passes to enable you to cover shows
  • A chance to build out your online portfolio and shine the spotlight on Boston’s local music talent
  • Whether you learn more about the local music scene by hearing the stories of local artists firsthand or get a chance to chat with a touring artist playing in town we’ll provide unique interview opportunities

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

 

Social Media Coordinator

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

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@gmail.com