Musical Criticism call for applications

Vacancies open for contributing writers and opera editor

11 January 2011

AdMusical Criticism is currently welcoming applications from prospective writers and editors. Vacancies are open for the role of contributing writer and for the role of opera editor.

The vacancies are open to applicants based in any geographical location where there are regular professional concerts to review. No particular geographical location has priority: whether you're based in Glasgow or Cardiff, San Diego or Shanghai, Brussels or Bahrain, we'd like to hear from you.

Applicants must have either an academic or a practical qualification in Music. This is in keeping with the focus of Musical Criticism's writers, all of whom are qualified in Music, and the site's goal: to provide coverage of the classical music scene which combines the best of both academic and journalistic perspectives.

Candidates will ideally have some or all of the following attributes:

Good writing ability
Some journalistic experience
Punctuality in meeting deadlines
Knowledge of the classical music and/or opera scene
Some basic IT ability

The roles would particularly suit those undertaking postgraduate research in Music who are looking to expand their writing portfolio.

Applicants are invited to send one or two examples of their previous writing (ideally concert/opera/CD reviews) along with a short cover letter telling us who you are and what, if any, your prior experience is.

Please address your application, stating whether it's for the role of opera editor or contributing writer, to the editor at: liam.cagney@musicalcriticism.com