Friday, January 30, 2015

RFT Music Seeks Freelance Writers

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:35 AM

Ideally you would at least have a typewriter, though I hear really good things about these "com-poo-ters" the kids are all using. - DR. SHORDZI/FLICKR
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  • Ideally you would at least have a typewriter, though I hear really good things about these "com-poo-ters" the kids are all using.

Do you have a passion for St. Louis music?

RFT Music is currently seeking writers to help us cover the vibrant music scene in St. Louis. In particular, we are looking for applicants who are able to report on news events -- beyond interviews with bands or reviews of shows (though these things will be part of the job as well).

For an example of what we mean by "news events," have a look at this excellent work done by Kris Wernowsky from back in March, addressing no-compete clause concerns with the recently approved Summer Rocks festivals. You'll notice that the story is multi-sourced, aggressively reported and free of bias.

Another prime example would be Mabel Suen's recent feature story on the closing of the Demo in Grove, and the area's residents who have taken issue with the noise.

If you have news chops and are interested in writing about St. Louis' music scene, please email me at with the subject line "RFT MUSIC FREELANCE WRITING." Be sure to include some samples of writing you have done, and a resume (if you have one -- if not, it is not a crisis).

Ideal candidates would be able to pitch their own stories in addition to receiving assignments, so please include some suggestions of things you would be interested in writing about if given the chance.

Lastly: Please remember that this is a freelance opportunity, and that you likely will not be getting super quit-your-day-job-rich-off-of-this work. Our freelance pay is in line with the pay currently offered by others in the market.

I look forward to hearing from you!


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