Selector takes pride in empowering our writers. Every member of our editorial staff goes through a comprehensive one-on-one music journalism crash course at no charge upon joining our team, where they learn fundamentals for working in the media along with the knowledge to apply these concepts in the field. No matter their level of experience we intend for each of our contributors to finish this orientation a better journalist than they were before, whether they go on to write with us or for another publication.
The first part of Selector‘s orientation breaks down the fundamentals of effective writing, from the audience-centered approach to a refresher on basic conventions. In addition, we emphasize the importance of journalistic integrity in hopes that each writer will understand their greater social responsibility as a member of the media.
Matters of Music
In the next part of the course, we hone in on concepts specific to writing for a music publication. We define the different types of coverage typically published by such outlets, and explain how to interface with different kinds of music industry professionals.
In the last part of our orientation, we give each writer hands-on experience by teaching them how to format and publish their article using the industry-standard WordPress composer. We train also train them on basic SEO and social media marketing practices so that they will know how to give their work as much exposure as possible.
If you would like to write for Selector, email writing samples to our editorial staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org.