About Metalhead Community:
Metalhead Community is an independent digital music magazine that was birthed in 2016 out of Burak Gundogdu’s fervent passion for rock and metal culture. Over the years, the platform has grown and evolved, becoming a vital international tastemaker in the metal music industry. We’re dedicated to celebrating the nuances of rock/metal culture and amplifying the voices of emerging talents, artists, and bands from across the globe.
We are seeking passionate and dedicated Music Journalists to join our team. As a Music Journalist at Metalhead Community, you will be at the forefront of discovering and showcasing new talents and diving deep into the rock and metal scenes worldwide.
- Compose engaging articles about emerging talent in the music industry.
- Review albums, concerts, and interview artists/bands.
- Research and stay updated with new music trends, stories, and significant events in the rock and metal world.
- Engage with the Metalhead Community, providing insights, news, and updates.
- Collaborate with the team to brainstorm ideas and discuss potential stories or artists to cover.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Passionate about rock, metal, and related genres.
- Knowledgeable about emerging talent and independent artists.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently, manage deadlines, and collaborate with a team.
What’s in it for You?:
- Exposure and Credibility: Your articles will gain significant visibility due to Metalhead Community’s domain authority, leading to higher chances of appearing on the first page of Google search results.
- Platform & Reach: With a vast following of over 200,000 on social media, including esteemed artists like Mike Portnoy and Gary Holt, and an average monthly web traffic of 30,000, your work will receive notable attention. Not to mention, these legendary artists actively engage with our content, making your contributions even more impactful.
- Event Access: Metalhead Community offers press entry to concerts, shows, and festivals, giving you firsthand experiences to cover and review.
- Freedom and Autonomy: Enjoy the liberty to voice your opinions, share your unique perspective, and play a role in shaping the outlook of Metalhead Community.
- Potential Long-Term Opportunity: While this is a volunteer position at present, there’s potential for you to become an integral part of Metalhead Community as we grow and evolve.
- Skill Development & Networking: Enhance your writing skills, connect with artists, bands, and industry insiders, and expand your professional network in the music domain.
- Transparency: It’s worth noting that we have Google ads on our website and our music submissions are linked to Submithub. These are primarily to cover operational expenses and ensure the smooth running of the platform.
- Future Endeavors: Metalhead Community is poised for growth. We’re looking at branding updates, shifting our website platform to Ghost, launching a YouTube TV segment, and striving towards self-sustainability.
- Be Part of a Vision: We’re on a trajectory to become one of the most influential and largest independent media platforms in the future. We’re seeking like-minded individuals who share our passion for music, writing, and connecting with a global network of incredible artists and enthusiasts.
- Join a Passionate Founder’s Journey: Founded in 2016 by Burak Gundogdu, Metalhead Community started as a personal passion project. Now, as we take significant strides forward, we’re seeking individuals who resonate with the vision and dedication that sparked this journey.
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How to Apply:
If you’re passionate about music, especially rock and metal, and believe in our mission, we’d love to hear from you! Please send us a brief cover letter, along with any writing samples or links to your work and answers to the following questions in your own words, to [email protected].
- Motivation: What motivates your interest in volunteering as a writer/music journalist specifically for a magazine focused on heavy music?
- Contribution: In what ways do you see yourself contributing to the Metalhead Community Magazine?
- Content Alignment: Please visit our Top Stories page to become familiar with the type of content we publish. After reviewing our articles, could you suggest a topic or story that aligns with our magazine’s perspective that you would be interested in writing about?
Metalhead Community is an equal opportunity platform. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all contributors.