Jobs

March 31st, 2014

Please note. All positions are unpaid.

Online Ad Sales

Long running, successful online music and entertainment magazine mxdwn.com is seeking a sales rep to spearhead its growing online ad business. The magazine primarily focuses on music, but has recently expanded into movies, games and television verticals.

The applicant for this position is best someone looking to make some extra money and grow his or her sales experience in the music industry. This is not a full-time job with a base salary. This position will be commission only. If you are a recent college graduate or someone that wants to build sales experience, this role is for you.

Description:
Our site is respected, popular and venerable. We’re partnered with a great ad distributor that routinely serves ads to our fans. There is potential to take our platform and sell many more ads to new partners. We’re looking for someone with the right mix of patience, persistence, wisdom and charm to lead the charge breaking ground with the marketing and sales reps for the music and entertainment industries.

The Sales Rep will be required to do daily canvas of all relevant competition to ascertain potential clients. The Rep will also need to do regular outreach to potential clients via email (and occasionally on the phone) to pitch our programs and ad packages. They will build regular reports keeping track of all outreach and progress of sales.

Requirements and responsibilities:
- Must have own computer, internet access and cell phone
- Ability to work flexibly and over varied hours
- Conduct regular research seeking potential new ad clients
- Pitch potential ad clients daily via email
- Provide regular reports of outreach progress
- Execute contracts and paperwork for clients sold ads
- Provide reports and support to clients having purchased ads

Pluses:
- Previous sales and advertising experience
- Experience with advertising on the web
- Music industry marketing contacts
- In-depth knowledge of current music trends

Compensation:
This is a commission only position. Commission TBD depending on experience.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please follow these exact instructions. Any applicant that does not follow these instructions to the letter will not have their materials reviewed and will not receive a response of any kind. MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
- Send an email to us applying for the position to ray@mxdwn.com
- Include your resume with prior job experience
- Include your cover letter
- Indicate in your email that you have read and understand that there is no base salary for this position. If you are not okay with the fact that there is no base salary for this position and that it is commission only, do not apply.

UK Writers
Do you live in the UK? Are you addicted to music of all varieties? Are you a solid writer with a strong grasp of language, spelling and grammar? If so, we might have a place for you. Our sister site mxdwn.co.uk is looking for writers. Contact us at ray@mxdwn.com if you’d like to be a part of our UK site.

Album Reviewer – Alt-Country
Looking for a new opportunity to broaden your horizons and strengthen your writing skills? Are you passionate about folk and alternative country? Combine the two and become an album reviewer for mxdwn! We are an eclectic daily music magazine devoted to providing a well-rounded selection of content. We hold a professional and enthusiastic standard for the information we provide.

An essential part of what makes us tick is our album reviews. We are currently adding to our team of reviewers, specifically looking for alt-country lovers. If you are passionate about writing and music, this is the job for you. You will be given 3-4 review assignments per month.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the album reviewer team, please submit a resume and a writing sample to our Managing Editor, Tori Kerr, at tori@mxdwn.com

Album Reviewer – Metal

Are you an aspiring journalist looking for an opportunity to work as an album reviewer for an established music website? If so, look no further because mxdwn is just for you! Currently, we are looking for a committed, reliable metal album reviewer.

Mxdwn is a daily music magazine dedicated to covering a diverse selection of musical content. Our album reviewers are assigned about five articles per month and will be expected to be consistent and adherent to deadlines. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are metal savvy, passionate about writing and timely and reliable. If you are interested in contributing to the world of music journalism, please contact Charlee Redman, Senior Editor, with a resume and writing sample at charlee.myranda.redman@gmail.com.

mxdwn Games Writers
Do you live for video games and video game news? We’re looking for writers for our sister site mxdwn Games. If your world is knowing what’s going on with games on all platforms, we have a place for you. Contact us at ray@mxdwn.com and tell us about yourself.

Album Reviewer: Indie Rock
Do you love being the first in line for every new album? Have you been daydreaming about jumping into the world of music journalism? Listen up – we’re looking for a new indie rock album reviewer to join our team.

We’re looking for someone knowledgeable and passionate about rock music to come aboard as an indie rock album reviewer. If that’s your thing, we want to hear from you!

As an album reviewer, you’ll get first listen to great new releases and an exciting opportunity to share your passion with the world. You’ll be responsible for covering your assignments under a deadline, communicating with your editor and teammates and providing a unique and enlightening perspective for our readers.

If you’re interested in getting into the music journalism world with mxdwn, please send a resume and writing sample to Patrick Delaney, Senior Editor at pwdelaney11@yahoo.com.

News Writer
Do you love being the first one to know about your favorite bands’ releases, shows, and tours? Want to kickstart your career as a music journalist? You’re in luck – we are currently looking for people to join our team!

We are a daily music magazine that is seeking writers for our newswire. Updated as much as possible, our newswire lets music junkies know what’s going down in the music world at any given time in a concise, entertaining way.

As a newswire writer, you will be a major content producer for our site. Your responsibilities will include covering the stories that you are assigned, editing those stories for proper format and mechanics, and uploading and managing digital content such as videos, photos and songs.

If you are interested in working in the world of music journalism, please contact our newswire editor at the address attached to this posting.

Please send all newswire inquiries to Caleb DelVillar-Fox, Newswire Editor, at caldelvil16@gmail.com.

Chicago Scene Reporter
Do you have a passion for cool, exciting music events in the Chicago area? There’s a never-ending batch of exciting events that pertain only to the Chicago area. If you’d like to join us in a new area of the site covering all the best Chicago events, please contact us. If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a resume and some info about yourself to ray@mxdwn.com.

Los Angeles Scene Reporter
Do you have a passion for cool, exciting music events in the Los Angeles area? There’s a never-ending batch of exciting events that pertain only to the LA area. If you’d like to join us in a new area of the site covering all the best Los Angeles events, please contact us. If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a resume and some info about yourself to ray@mxdwn.com.

New York City Scene Reporter
Do you have a passion for cool, exciting music events in the New York City area? There’s a never-ending batch of exciting events that pertain only to the NYC area. If you’d like to join us in a new area of the site covering all the best New York events, please contact us. If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a resume and some info about yourself to ray@mxdwn.com.

San Francisco Scene Reporter
Do you have a passion for cool, exciting music events in the San Francisco area? There’s a never-ending batch of exciting events that pertain only to the SF area. If you’d like to join us in a new area of the site covering all the best San Francisco events, please contact us. If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a resume and some info about yourself to ray@mxdwn.com.

Philadelphia Scene Reporter
Do you have a passion for cool, exciting music events in the Philadelphia area? There’s a never-ending batch of exciting events that pertain only to the Philadelphia area. If you’d like to join us in a new area of the site covering all the best Philadelphia events, please contact us. If you are interested, please send an e-mail with a resume and some info about yourself to ray@mxdwn.com.

Sales/Sponsorship/Marketing Interns

We’re looking for interns to help launch our new sales and sponsorship division. Applicants should have a sincere passion for marketing and sales, and have an interest in being part of the music industry. Sales/marketing background and education is preferred.

If hired, interns will help find and connect with possible brand connections in both music, the greater entertainment industry and the corporate sponsorship world. Will require detailed research, people skills and resourcefulness.

If interested, please email ray@mxdwn.com with your resume and cover letter.

Concert Reviewers
Looking for a new opportunity to broaden your horizons and strengthen your writing skills? Are you passionate about experiencing live music? Combine the two and become a concert reviewer! MXDWN is an eclectic daily music magazine devoted to providing a well-rounded selection of content. We hold a professional and enthusiastic standard for the information we provide.

An essential part of what makes MXDWN tick is live coverage of musical performances. We are currently adding to our team of concert reviewers in the southern California area including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and surrounding cities. If you are passionate about writing and music, this is the job for you. As a writer for MXDWN, you will be able to attend some of the most promising live music shows passing through California all while building your journalism portfolio. Aspiring photographers are also encouraged to apply because visual reports enrich our live coverage.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the MXDWN concert reviewer team, please email a resume and a small personal description to Rachel.mxdwn@gmail.com.

Graphic Designer
mxdwn is looking for a graphics intern to help with daily graphic creation and photo editing. If you have a strong sense of design and are deeply familiar with Adobe Photoshop, contact us at ray@mxdwn.com for more information.

Australia Opportunities
Do you live in Australia? Are you addicted to music of all varieties? Are you a solid writer with a strong grasp of language, spelling and grammar? If so, we might have a place for you. Contact us at ray@mxdwn.com if you’d like to spearhead a new initiative at mxdwn.

Japan Opportunities
Do you live in Japan? Are you addicted to music of all varieties? Are you a solid writer with a strong grasp of language, spelling and grammar? If so, we might have a place for you. Contact us at ray@mxdwn.com if you’d like to spearhead a new initiative at mxdwn.