Pitchfork Has A New Opening For Associate Editor. Apply Now!
Pitchfork is Seeking An Associate Editor
Associate Editors help to plan coverage and provide editorial support in the Reviews sections, including albums and tracks coverage. Associate Editors edit, copyedit, fact-check, schedule, and write for the Reviews sections. They also help with Reviews assignments and help to maintain a roster of freelance contributors. Associate Editors coordinate with editors in their own and other departments, and with fellows, producers, and social media. Media appearances may be requested due to the nature of work. A preferred internal candidate has been identified for this guild position.
- Writing, editing, and fact-checking album and tracks posts
- Building and publishing posts in the content management system
- Optimizing album and tracks posts for SEO
- Working on social ideas for stories
- Updating Forktracks (internal message board)
- Handling corrections
- Coordinating with other departments, fellows, producers, art, and social media
- Helping to assign album and tracks posts at the discretion of the Reviews Editor(s)
- Voting and writing for staff lists
- Writing for other site sections as needed
- Occasional artist interviews or appearances for video or podcast projects as needed
Skills and Qualifications:
- Experience writing and editing critical pieces
- Active follower of current music news
- Ability to work independently
- Experience working with a content management system for publishing web content
- Ability to sustain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to self-motivate, meet deadlines, and take initiative to complete tasks both within and beyond the scope of duties
- Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and maintain flexibility with shifting responsibilities
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to give and receive honest and direct feedback
- Willingness to be part of a close-knit team and thrive in a collaborative environment
- A knowledge of and interest in the history, style, and voice of Pitchfork
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