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Do you love music (duh.)?  Ever wanted a taste of the inside life of a music journalist?  Want a shot at being a trendsetter, be on the forefront for the next big thing in music?  Want the kind of access that fans can only dream about at a meet & greet?  Want to create the kind of professional network that can set you for life...or even change it forever?

We hope you can tick all those boxes, because then we got it right here at Musiqtone! Staff writers are the heart and soul of what makes this place tick. We have covered some of the biggest names in music, the biggest albums, showcased the biggest videos. We have also covered some of the best and brightest in indie music and most importantly unearthed the gems we think everyone should check out!

And we want YOU to be a part of that. think you got what it takes?  Or want a taste of our side of the music industry?  Then apply and see if you make the cut and become a part of something bigger!
1.  Applicants must fill out all fields, unless indicated.  Applicants must be from the United States; we will consider opening to international applicants in the forseeable future.

2. We are looking for serious applicants. If your purpose (which will be meted out during the screening process) for applying is to see if you can get close and personal with your favorite bands or acts, you will be summarily rejected during the process.

3. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (must turn 16 before or on October 1, 2018).

4. Applicants must submit two writing samples (NOW OPTIONAL). BOTH samples must be of an original nature and cannot be previous works if you have prior experience! One must be an album review of 2,000 words or less of an album released within the LAST SIX MONTHS. The second writing sample must be either a commentary piece on an issue concerning music of 1,200 words or less OR a feature piece on an artist or band that YOU think people need to check and haven't heard of (yet).  This piece must be 1,000 words or less.

Samples can be e-mailed to Samples should be sent right after submitting the application preferably. Otherwise, please submit the samples within 3 to 5 business days of submitting the application.   IF you have had prior experience working in our arena of work, then please submit a cover letter along with two links (or attachments) of your prior works!

The initial pre-screen CANNOT commence until we receive the writing samples. Failure to submit on time will result in automatic discarding of the application and you cannot reapply for a month.

5. All new staff writers will be assigned press ops and will be expected to contribute at least twice a month via album reviews, Spotlight posts and/or on-site press ops that are NOT involved with any of the major labels for the first three months after being accepted in.  Afterwards, press ops can be requested and/or assigned and we do prefer that all writers contribute something once a month to keep content on the site fresh and ongoing.
The Vitals:
First Name:

Last Name:


Phone Number (mobile preferred for phone interviews)

Education Level:

City (to help determine region and market to tailor press ops):

State (if college student, please indicate primary state of residence):
Facebook (not required, but preferred):
Twitter Handle/URL (not required, but preferred):
Illinois state law prohibits employers and organizations from requiring applicants to divulge social media information and also from using programs and other means to access social media accounts of employees and organization members.  However, does encourage potential staff writers to share and/or create their Twitter handle as Twitter is a major component in cross-promotion of content created by staff writers to push visibility.
The Pre-Pre Screening:

Tell us about yourself!

Tell us why you want to join the team?

What are your favorite genres of music and would you be willing to step out of your comfort zone?

What are your future plans?

Writing Samples (optional, but recommended)

Cover Letter (optional, only for those with prior experience)
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Meet the staff writers

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