We are recruiting freelance writers to pitch and write business stories about the live music and sports industry. Our magazine is targeted at operators or concert halls, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, performing arts theatres and fairgrounds. We offer two products to our subscribers: a monthly magazine and a weekly e-mail newsletter. We are currently looking for writers for our e-newsletter. Articles typically run 600-800 words and pay $100 a piece. You will also be responsible for helping us find art for the piece, typically one or two photos, often provided by the source.
This position is best suited to a business reporter looking to pick up one or two stories a month and get some footing in the life-entertainment industry. The perk of this position is that it often means free tickets to concerts and sporting events. That being said, we are not looking for reviewers or feature writers. Having an understanding of business journalism is crucial. A background in trade journalism is a big-plus. We assign some stories, but we are looking for writers to pitch us ideas. We are looking for writers to cover the following areas: Regional Writers who can form some type of relationship with the major NFL, NBA and MLB facilities in their geographic area. Please also learn the regions major festivals and key concert promoters and industry figures. Regions can be as large as a section of the United States (i.e. Pacific Northwest, New England), or as small as a single state or metropolitan area (i.e. New Jersey, the Bay Area, Orlando). This area is wide-open. Marketing Writers who follow marketing trends of venues and ticketing companies. In this position, we will assign you a bulk of the stories. Talent Writers who have a good sense of writing business articles about touring acts and sports teams. These can be some of the most difficult articles to write because it is often hard to get comments from major acts, but also rewarding because of the clips one can accumulate. We are looking for resourceful writers. Food and Concessions: This position will be one of the easier to build because most of the concert/sports food operations in the U.S. are handled by about five to six large companies with responsive P.R. contacts. Also looking for stories about trends in dining and new alcohol products. If this position interests you, please send a resume and two writing samples to the email address listed above. Also provide one or two story pitches you think would work well in our magazine.
High School Diploma or GED
Based on experience