Want to join DIY?

For over a decade, DIY has been at the forefront of music discovery.

A monthly, free magazine based out of London, DIY deals with everything exciting about alternative music. Be it buzz bands in back rooms or stadium sized monsters, it delivers exclusive interviews, brilliant photography and essential reviews. It’s not just through print, either. With the longstanding website bringing the latest news and amazing music to the world 24/7, DIY has everything covered.

Wanted: Online Staff Writers

DIY is on the look out for talented writers excited by music and with a flair for infecting others with their enthusiasm to join our team.

Working across online and print, DIY contributors form part of a highly active community searching out the best stories, features, interviews and more across the spectrum of alternative music. Working together and with our editorial team, the emphasis is on great ideas, bringing our readers the most exciting, informed publication possible.

This is a paid role, with renumeration on an article by article basis. It can be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.

Reporting to our editorial team, our online staff writers are responsible for dealing with everything happening now in the world of music. Some of the possible responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing original news, by conducting interviews, fostering relationships with bands, PRs and labels, monitoring social media and online networks, or by using specialist knowledge of genres and artists to report stories others don’t or have missed.
  • Pro-actively conduct interviews with artists announcing news in a timely fashion, with DIY relevant acts about wider issues currently on the agenda, and longer interviews around releases, tours and industry schedules beyond what we can include in the magazine.
  • Identify and write features, blogs, opinion pieces, lists and other longer form pieces around news stories and current events in music alongside the features desk.
  • Producing extra ‘online exclusive’ content around things we’re publishing in the magazine.
  • Produce online reports and photos from key events, to bring the excitement of live music to the website.
  • Write track reviews and ‘first listen’ reaction reviews of new tracks as they debut.
  • Secure video, album and track stream exclusives, and work alongside the features desk to secure album stream exclusives.
  • Create playlist pieces based on current or forthcoming events, and work with bands to curate their own exclusive playlists.
  • Produce content that can be referred to over a long period, acting as a definitive guide to high profile acts.
  • Turn press releases and announcements into news pieces for the website, identifying original angles where possible.
  • Promote fast moving news events in an engaging fashion via social networks.

To apply, send us your details and a few examples of your writing to apply@diymag.com