Who Are We?
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.
What’s Acoustic Guitar?
Founded in 1990, Acoustic Guitar is the leading English-language magazine for the recreational and performing acoustic guitarist, serving a global audience of more than 750,000 across print and digital platforms.
The Music Editor serves the musical, instructional, and advice needs of Acoustic Guitar’s audience members in the monthly magazine, via daily and weekly digital platforms, and through ancillary products such as downloads, books, and guides. The Music Editor is a member of the brand’s dedicated four-person Content Development team, including the Editor, Managing Editor, and Art Director.
While the Music Editor focuses on instructional and advice content, he/she touches all areas of Acoustic Guitar’s coverage and participates fully in content planning, development, execution, and distribution.
Who Are You?
You have at least five years of experience in print and/or digital journalism and a general knowledge of music and the music industry. You know how to write, copyedit, and proofread. You can both generate and evaluate story ideas, make assignments to freelancers, and package their work for publication. You have the experience and/or instincts to communicate and teach through video. 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 of freelance contributors. You read music fluently in standard notation and guitar tablature and can play an instrument, preferably guitar.
What Will You 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, how-to, and songs to play. You’ll support another member of the content team by conducting second edits on all content assigned by him/her, 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 Greg Cahill (Greg.Cahill[at]Stringletter[dot]com), Editor, with your resume, work samples, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you can contribute as the Acoustic Guitar Music Editor. This is a full-time, in office position. Salary depends on experience. Please state your start-date availability and compensation requirements.