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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SF Weekly Seeks Electronic, Dance, DJ, and Nightlife Writers

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Are these your people? Is this your place? Then hit us up! - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
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  • Are these your people? Is this your place? Then hit us up!
Are you a literate club rat? Can you describe the next headliner at Mezzanine or Mighty without descending into impenetrable jargon? Can you translate the vibe on a dancefloor into words? Can you take a decent photograph?

Yes? Really? Then we want you.

To bolster our coverage of the city's thriving DJ/electronic and nightlife scenes, SF Weekly is seeking experienced, dedicated freelance writers to contribute to both the print newspaper and the All Shook Down music blog.

The requirements are simple: you must be experienced, knowledgeable, and able to hit your deadlines. You must be a good writer. We're looking for critics, not cheerleaders -- we want you to give readers an intelligent take what's good and what isn't. If you're afraid of nasty anonymous comments at the end of your blog posts, this isn't the gig for you.

But if you have the chops, the knowledge, and the stomach for it, we'll send you out on what could be a dream gig: getting into clubs, interviewing DJs and fans, breaking scene news, and becoming an authority on this major part of the city's music scene. We will also pay you -- not a ton, but fairly.

How often you write and what kinds of stories are up for discussion. Generally, our writers contribute short previews and longer profiles for the print section, as well as Q&As and Last Night reviews for our music blog. Live reviews are due early in the morning, but if you're truly into this scene, staying up late shouldn't be a problem. All of our writers contribute some photographs as well, so major bonus if you're good at that.

Interested writers should e-mail Ian [dot] Port [at] with a brief bio note, a resume, recent clips, and a list of three recent music events you've hit in S.F. If we like your stuff, we'll contact you.

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