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Billboard: Staff Writer

Penske Media Corporation, Nashville, TN USA

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Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Entry Level

Duration: Full-Time


Billboard: Staff Writer

COVID-19 HIRING UPDATE: We have transitioned to a remote work model and are continuing to hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We appreciate this is unprecedented times and will work closely with you, taking into account your individual circumstances.

Billboard is hiring a Staff Writer to be based in Nashville. With a renowned authority among artists, fans and the industry, Billboard powers the ultimate global music destination and magazine, featuring unrivaled reporting on music news, issues and trends, and the industry’s definitive charts.

We are hiring a staff writer to cover the country music market, which includes writing breaking news stories, features stories, trend stories, concert reviews, a weekly roundup of the top country releases and more. This person will be Billboard’s main boots-on-the-ground reporter in Nashville, working hand in hand with our Executive Editor to expand Billboard’s country coverage. The Staff Writer will also help drive conversation around country music on Billboard’s social media channels.

The Staff Writer should:

  • Have strong writing and reporting skills
  • Be a country music fan and be knowledgeable not only about current acts but have a sense of history
  • Be as comfortable interviewing label executives as you would artists and have a desire to cover the industry, not just the artists and the music
  • High comfort level engaging on an array of social media platforms
  • Have 1-3-years’ experience covering country music
  • Be a self-starter, but work well with taking direction and guidance.

When applying, tell us about you, why you became a journalist and what responsibilities and challenges you would expect in this position. We will be reviewing clips that you provide so please make sure you are supplying us with those stories you are most proud of…and tell us why.

About Billboard:

Billboard is a global music media brand, with a renowned authority among artists, fans and the industry. Billboard powers the ultimate global music destination and magazine, featuring unrivaled reporting on music news, issues and trends, the industry’s definitive charts, encompassing the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. Billboard also produces elite conferences and events which regularly convene the industry and consumers around important conversations – from the annual Power 100 to Women in Music to Pride Summit and more.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, TVLine, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and Spy.com, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit www.PMC.com.

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline.com, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

Penske Media Corporation

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