Music Journalist Resume Samples

A Music Journalist is a writer and reporter who researches the music industry. Roles and responsibilities relevant to the post are listed on the Music Journalist Resume as – writing reviews on albums and concerts for music publications or record labels, writing about shows and performances, giving unbiased opinions and information on new artists and releases, writing essays and new articles on the music industry, and providing other music-related information that caters to the needs of the music enthusiasts.

Most of the Music Journalists have a college degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or other related fields. Those who want to write about music should take up music classes for a minor or concentration. Other needed traits include the following – well educated in various aspects of the music industry, solid writing and reporting skills, and interviewing skills.

Music Journalist Resume example

Music Journalist Resume

Headline : Music journalists research and write stories for national, regional and local press. Report on news and politics, as well as on sports, arts and culture, science and business.

Skills : Excellent observation and judgment skills.

Description :

    1. Interviewed artists, producers or other individuals involved in the creation of music for articles about new albums, concerts, etc.
    2. Reviewed new albums, singles, concerts, movies, etc. and writing reviews about them.
    3. Covered breaking news stories about music industry events or artists who are breaking new ground in their fields.
    4. Wrote articles about artists backgrounds, influences, and inspirations to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the artist work.
    5. Interviewed artists about their music and life experiences for articles about celebrities and culture.
    6. Interpreted lyrics to determine their meaning and impact on listeners.
    7. Wrote about musical styles, performers, composers, producers, agents, managers, record companies, concert venues, and other topics related to the music industry.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Journalism


Music Journalist Resume

Headline : As a Music Journalist, write up stories allocated to them by the news desk, which they then pass to the news editor before they are handed to sub-editors.

Skills : Superb communication and Networking skills.

Description :

    1. Assessed leads and pitching captivating story ideas to editors.
    2. Ensured that you meet all regular and recurring deadlines.
    3. Reviewed and editing work for editorial approval.
    4. Used all your findings to prepare clean, concise, and factual articles.
    5. Adhered to the ethical code of the profession.
    6. Kept records of all notes, interviews, and audio files.
    7. Created trustworthy relationships with contacts and sources for use in future research.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Journalism


Music Journalist Resume

Summary : As a Music Journalist, responsible for reporting the news. Journalist research, document, write, and present the news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way.

Skills : Good observation and Deduction skills.

Description :

    1. Conducted research to uncover interesting and significant news.
    2. Gathered, corroborated and interpreted data.
    3. Interviewed key persons (witnesses, sources etc.) to obtain more information.
    4. Used findings to construct a well-written article.
    5. Retained awareness of the readers point of view.
    6. Obtained first-hand information by being present in happenings.
    7. Received assignments or investigate news leads/tips.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Journalism

Music Journalist Resume

Summary : Creative, dynamic team player who will uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Highest level of professionalism and demonstrate ethical behavior in all interactions with the public and the news staff.

Skills : Integrity and Morality, Current knowledge of headlines.

Description :

    1. Complied with the moral code of the profession.
    2. Maintained notes and audio recordings.
    3. Partnered with other journalists, editors, producers etc.
    4. Established contacts and sources for use in future research.
    5. Kept abreast on developments by studying papers, attending events etc.
    6. Kept up-to-date on the latest news developments by attending events, studying different papers, opinion pieces, and social media.
    7. Collected, verified, and deciphered data.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : As a Music Journalist, responsible for covering the music industry. Write about new artists, upcoming albums and concerts, breaking news stories, etc. To inform readers about what is happening in the world of music both popular and obscure genres.

      Skills : Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases).

      Description :

        1. Wrote and reported stories and updates for use online and in print, radio, and television according to the prescribed style guides.
        2. Assessed leads and pitching captivating story ideas to editors.
        3. Collected and deciphered data and using findings to prepare clean, concise and factual articles.
        4. Kept records off all notes, interviews, and audio files.
        5. Created trustworthy relationships with contacts and sources for use in future research.
        6. Kept up to date with the latest news developments and ensure that you meet all deadlines.
        7. Interviewed people in a range of different circumstances.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : Music Journalist write for newspapers, magazines or blogs that focus on topics associated with the historical and contemporary world of music such as music trends, style, musician biographies, musical events, music equipment (instruments or audio speakers), and reviews of musical performances.

      Skills : Excellent communication and networking skills along with an aptitude in extracting information.

      Description :

        1. Built contacts in many areas to maintain a flow of news, such as with the police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations and the general public.
        2. Investigated stories via your contacts, press releases and other media.
        3. Attended press conferences and asking questions.
        4. Attended a range of events, such as council meetings, magistrates court proceedings, football matches, talent contests, etc.
        5. Answered the phones on the news desk and reacting to breaking news stories.
        6. Worked closely with the news team, photographers and editors.
        7. Recorded interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Consultant
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : As a Music Journalist, developing and maintaining local contacts, assuming a public relations role. understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

      Skills : Exceptional writing and Research skills.

      Description :

        1. Generated ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources.
        2. Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners.
        3. Researched, verified and collated evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.
        4. Wrote scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports
        5. Selected appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story.
        6. Identified necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew.
        7. Provided directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : Music journalists are writers and reporters that focus their research on the music industry. Many are freelance writers that make money by writing reviews on albums and concerts for music publications or record labels, or write about shows and performances.

      Skills : Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

      Description :

        1. Used portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material.
        2. Produced complete packages for broadcast.
        3. Prepared and presented material on air for both pre-recorded and live pieces.
        4. Identified potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews.
        5. Prepared timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast.
        6. Decided on the running order for bulletins and making any necessary changes during broadcast.
        7. Collaborated with the editor to put together the completed item.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : Music Journalists are freelance writers who specialize in music. Write for newspapers, magazines or blogs that focus on topics associated with the historical and contemporary world of music such as music trends, style, musician biographies, musical events, music equipment (instruments or audio speakers), and reviews of musical performances.

      Skills : Excellent portfolio of published stories.

      Description :

        1. Conducted research for interesting news.
        2. Traveled to different locations and execute timely news coverage.
        3. Collaborated with camera crew and other team members in order to create the best overview.
        4. Developed confidential and long-term relationships with news informants.
        5. Interviewed live witnesses on the scene.
        6. Created notes and recordings.
        7. Selected testimonials and combine footage from different interviews to create a full overview of a story.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism

      Music Journalist Resume

      Summary : Music journalists write articles pertaining to the music industry for newspapers, magazines, journals and websites. They report on the latest developments in the music industry and write album and gig reviews.

      Skills : Highly creative mind and Storytelling skills.

      Description :

        1. Met daily broadcast deadlines.
        2. Researched and submited story ideas at daily meetings.
        3. Conducted unbiased and ethical reporting.
        4. Represented the news channel in a professional manner.
        5. Worked collaboratively as part of the broadcast team.
        6. Developed local sources for stories.
        7. Wrote and revise news copy for broadcast under tight deadlines.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      MA in Journalism