Who We Are
Stringletter Media serves an international audience of enthusiast and professional musicians who rely on our established media brands, Acoustic Guitar, Drum, Strings, Ukulele, and Classical Guitar for web content, magazines, apps, videos, downloads, and online shopping. Stringletter Media is a family-owned, next generation company that has been employing Bay Area residents since 1986.
Our office is located in Point Richmond, California and offers great amenities – including a fitness center, free shuttle to and from BART, and direct access to the Bay Trail. Stringletter offers competitive benefits and compensation, including bonus and profit-sharing, in a casual but highly professional work environment.
How Drum Works
Founded in 1991, Drum has become America’s leading magazine for the performing drum kit player, serving an audience of more than 250,000 across print and digital platforms.
The Managing Editor is a member of the dedicated three-person team responsible for developing and designing the content of the monthly Drum print magazine, its companion website, its social media platforms, and its brand extensions, such as instructional books and downloads. This dedicated team is led by Stringletter’s Editorial Director and Creative Director and supported by the Production Editor and Production Manager.
While the Managing Editor touches all areas of Drum’s coverage, his/her specialty is the area of lessons, instruction, and how-to content in both print and digital formats.
Who You Are
You have at least two years of experience in print and/or digital journalism and a general knowledge of music and the music industry. You know how to write, copy edit, and proofread. You can both generate and evaluate story ideas, make assignments to freelancers, and package their work for publication. You understand the dynamics, demands, and tools of digital journalism and the basics of SEO and social media. You are comfortable managing deadlines and tasks for overlapping issue schedules. You communicate clearly, directly, and considerately both verbally and in writing, and you’re able to collaborate with a geographically distributed team.
What You’ll Do
You’ll conceive, assign, and edit original content for print and web publication—including text, video, and music notation – primarily in the area of lessons, instruction, and how-to. You’ll support the Editor by conducting second edits on all content assigned by him, troubleshooting administrative issues, and coordinating the accurate, on-time preparation of content for publication. You’ll select, edit, and post recent and archival print content to the web and social media. And you’ll conceive, select, and manage content for repurposing in downloads, books, and special projects.
How to Apply
E-mail David Lusterman, Publisher and Editorial Director, with your resume, work samples, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you can contribute as the Drum Managing Editor. This is a full-time, in office position. Salary depends on experience. Please state your start-date availability and compensation requirements.