Write for SSG Music
SSG Music is a Seattle based online music magazine that seeks to serve the global community of music by creating a space where anyone can come to engage in a rich conversation where the music speaks loudest. We offer a variety of music coverage that spans national/international music news, downloads, live concert, festival and album reviews, feature profiles and series pieces, as well as show recommendations in Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR.
We are always looking for music enthusiasts and aficionados to join our staff! All positions are volunteer based, however in return for your writing services, you will have access to all of our incoming music and you will be able to get into the concerts you review/preview for free. Please see the individual job descriptions and application below. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A WRITING SAMPLE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If you have no readily available writing sample to link to, please create a sample based on the position(s) for which you are applying.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Do you follows tweets, national music news outlets, and have your eye on everyone’s Facebook Pages? Will you’ll be darned if you miss a thing? Well, you’re in luck! There is a place on the SSG Music roster for you! Throughout the day, SSG is bombarded with news tidbits but we currently don’t have enough hands to write them up and whip them out. The new channels of news in the e-generation come directly from artists. If you have a watchful eye, you’re already ahead of the game. It’s time that you get some recognition for it! The more availability you have during the day, the better!
Do you love going to concerts? Great, that’s a good start, but being a live show reviewer is much more than that. Although going to shows is required, we need people on the SSG Music staff who won’t shut up about the concerts they go to, and preferably by 9am the following morning. If you’re opinionated, deadline oriented, reliable, and well spoken, we’d be happy to add you on the new force of the SSG Music concert review team. We have a lot of access, so the world is your oyster. If you happen be a photographer too, mega plus, just be sure to include links to your work so we can check it out!
Have you noticed that we give away a lot of tickets to a lot of shows? Our staffers type their fingers to the bone getting all those previews out, and we still have shows that slip through the cracks! If you are a writer who finds joy in pointing out why bands rock, this is the spot for you! Guess what, those bands that you write about ahead of time land you tickets to their shows, too. Yes, you’ll get tons of free tickets for being the nice guy—imagine that!
SSG Music reviews albums on the regular. And you’ll be seeing an increase of how many we reviews we publish per week, which raises the demand for us to grow our dedicated review staff. There are no current hard and fast rules for the frequency of album reviews, but there are hard and fast rules about the level of writing required. Submit an original review of a current release that has yet to be reviewed via SSG Music. Feel free to look through our album reviews not only to get an idea for content (Hint: any release/band worth spilling some ink) but for the format as well. Links to any previous work, no matter the subject matter, are also encouraged. If you’re able to commit to a deadline (generally two weeks per review) and are serious about reviewing music, we can’t wait to have you as part of the SSG family.
Seattle Local Team:
As a contributor to our Seattle Local Team, your duties will include listening to new music and researching bands from the greater Seattle area. We get a multitude of press releases on any given day, so you will need to be readily available to do due diligence in separating what’s newsworthy from what’s fluff. This is an opportunity to have your finger on the pulse of the local community as far as what is coming out and what bands are working on in the present and future. You can have a lot of fun with this as the Seattle Local Team is but the beginning of a greater effort to provide more personal and enriching coverage across many cities.