Variety: Associate Editor, Music

Penske Media Corporation, Los Angeles, CA USA

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Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

Variety: Associate Editor, Music

Variety is hiring an Associate Editor to join its award-winning Music team. As a leading entertainment trade magazine and website, Variety has established itself as a go-to source for industry news, analysis, features and criticism and has been recognized throughout the music community — by artists, executives and behind-the-scenes creators — as an authoritative voice.

Variety’s annual music franchises include the print-digital-video editorial packages Hitmakers; Music for Screens; and Music Mogul of the Year.

How music is created is at the heart of Variety’s coverage along with deep reporting on monetization, marketing, consumption and use in visual media, among other business angles.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a highly-motivated self-starter who possesses excellent writing and editing skills — clean, punchy, grammatically strong copy — and is able to deliver news articles quickly and under tight deadlines.
  • Must have strong news judgment, SEO and curatorial skills as it relates to the Music vertical of
  • Should be interested, conversant and connected in the music industry — beyond artists, we are looking for someone who is well-sourced behind-the-scenes and excited by the ins-and-outs of how the business works.
  • Knowledge of the broader entertainment infrastructure — talent agencies, film studios, TV networks, streamers, live music companies — a must.
  • Familiarity with the intersection of music and tech, visual media and the metaverse a plus, as is experience reporting on business, finance and fintech.
  • A minimum of three years journalism experience working at a credible news or media outlet, digital or print, with a writing component. Candidates with experience in the music industry — a record label, management company or agency — and an interest in journalism, will be considered.
  • Should be passionate about and well-versed in music of all genres.
  • Able to attend and cover industry events including concerts, conferences and awards shows.

The position entails:

  • Breaking music news
  • Writing about the music industry and how it works
  • Interviewing musicians, executives, producers, songwriters, composers and all manner of music creators
  • Contributing to editorial franchises including lists, special features and awards contention coverage in print and online
  • Participating in video projects, panel discussions, Q&As and podcasts
  • Helping program live events in collaboration with Variety’s marketing team
  • Contributing to social media efforts across multiple platforms

It’s all About You

At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.


Now celebrating its 116th year anniversary, Variety is the seminal voice of the entertainment industry. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded content, events and summits.


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, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and, 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

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,, 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.

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