TGTF is Looking for Some New Writers

By on Sunday, 22nd June 2014 at 11:00 am
 

We’re looking for some new, good writers to join our ranks here at the internationally respected and read There Goes the Fear. Think you have what it takes to join us? Please read all the items below before filling out the online application.

If we like what we read in your application, we’ll likely start you out on a trial basis with other applicants so you can get a taste for what we do, you can tell if you like us and we can tell if we like you and one day, you just might interview someone amazing like Tom English of Maximo Park for us like our editor Mary did last month. Deal? Okay, here we go…

What’s required:
1. a love for music (This should be obvious, yeah?)
2. an open mind about music (For example, you might come into this as someone who listens to nothing but rock, but I like to push my writers out of their comfort zone, because you just might find something else you like.)
3. good to excellent writing skills (Please not apply if you cannot write complete sentences, you cannot or are not willing to write more than 250 words about a song or album or you do not know how to use punctuation.)
4. reliability and a strong sense of commitment to the Web site and to your deadlines (I’m not a happy editor when I have to chase writers down. We’re all adults here.).
5. a sense of humour (Trust me, we all get along better as friends!)
6. a complete application (Thank you.)

It’s a plus if you:
7. have previous music writing / interviewing experience (If you have this, please include links to your writing when applying.)
8. know basic HTML (I’m old skool.)
9. have a camera and can take photos at shows (This is great if you plan to cover shows for us.)
10. live in the UK or Ireland (Applicants from other countries will be considered in this call, but I’m especially looking to increase our writership in these two countries at this time.)

Thanks for your interest!

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We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF is edited by Mary Chang, who is based in Washington, DC. She is joined by writers in England, America and Ireland. It began as a UK music blog by Phil Singer in 2005.

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