You Could Work For Pomplamoose's Jack Conte and His Crowdfunding Start-Up

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Your new boss?
If you've ever wanted to work for a successful independent musician and a tech start-up all at once, your ship has just come in. Patreon, a crowdfunding and artist-support startup led by Pomplamoose's Jack Conte, is hiring an office manager/administrative assistant that will work for the company, Conte, and Pomlamoose, the musical YouTube sensation of which he is one half.


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Five Musicians With Ultra-Weird Post-Fame Jobs

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Howabout a career in beekeeping?
One of the few problems you deal with when you're a moderately successful musician is figuring out what to do with your life once your career is over. Facing life off the road can be a terrifying and boring prospect after years of travel and rock 'n' roll glory. Thankfully, musical types tend to be terribly creative with their post-band career choices. Here are five musicians who took on truly bizarre professions after their musical jobs wound down.

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We're Looking For Talented Freelance Music Writers

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SF Weekly seeks San Francisco-based freelance writers to help cover the city's incredibly diverse music scene for our print edition and music blog, All Shook Down.

We will pay you money -- more like beer money than rent money, but still -- to go to shows, interview artists, and tell our readers what's worth knowing about in San Francisco music and what's not.


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We're Looking For Smart Local Writers to Review Concerts. Is That You?

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You should also know who this fellow is.
We're looking for a few talented, musically literate freelance writers to help cover the incredibly diverse Bay Area live music scene for All Shook Down. We will pay you money -- more like beer money than rent money, but still -- to go to shows, write down your opinions, and tell our readers what happened at the club last night.

First, though, here's what we don't want: We don't want fawning fanboys and girls who will gush at every show they see, or who are afraid to come out and say when something fails. We want informed critics -- writers who can cleverly explain why something is good and/or bad. You should have an opinion, be able to support it with evidence, and be confident enough to remain calm when anonymous commenters inevitably say you know nothing about music and suck at life.


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Seeking Music Writers with Talent, Experience, and Decent Personal Hygiene

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First test: Do you know know who this guy is?
Well, we don't care that much about your grooming habits (some might say that's because we're in no position to). But the music department here at SF Weekly is looking for experienced, opinionated, reliable freelance music critics to review shows, interview artists, make new discoveries, and generally have the kind of freewheeling fun that music writers have -- while turning in clean copy and hitting deadlines.

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How to Be a Sound Guy (Without Electrocuting Anyone)

So you wanna be a sound guy? Get paid to go to all those shows? Control how everyone in the room hears the band? Sounds pretty sweet, huh? Bay Area native Nick Malgieri has been doing sound since he was 15 -- for clubs, festivals, conferences, and, oh, yes, churches. He works as a crew chief for events and concerts for McCune Audio, and can often be found behind the desk at Thee Parkside. For those of you interested in doing a profession that involves something called "gig butt," here's how to be a sound guy (without electrocuting anyone).

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Do Not Injure Yourself or Your Audience
"Other than falling off a 40-foot speaker tower or being electrocuted by a 400-amp power service, this is a pretty safe job. But -- maybe you never thought about this before -- you know the 8,000-pound speaker cluster hung above your head at the arena concert? I put that up there at 6 a.m. when I was hungover, after four hours of sleep. Alarmed? Well, if you truly want to never feel safe at a concert ever again just go to Google Images and search "Justin Timberlake truss failure" or "Elton John stage collapse." I'm just kidding ... kinda."

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We're Looking for Talented, Dedicated Music Writers. Is That You?

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SF Weekly seeks San Francisco-based freelance writers to help cover the city's incredibly diverse music scene for our print section and our music blog, All Shook Down.

We will pay you money -- more like beer money than rent money, but still -- to go to shows, interview artists, and tell our readers what's worth knowing about in San Francisco music and what's not.

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

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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.


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SF Weekly Seeks Experienced, Dedicated Freelance Music Journalists

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Dear experienced music journalists and critics: We want you. 

SF Weekly needs talented, musically literate San Francisco-based freelance writers to help cover the city's incredibly diverse music scene for both our print section and our music blog, All Shook Down. We will pay you money -- more like beer money than rent money, but still -- to go to shows, interview artists, and tell our readers what's worth knowing about in San Francisco music and what's not.

Before you get too excited, here's what we don't want: We don't want fawning fanboys and girls who will gush at every show they see, or who are afraid to come out and say when something sucks. We want informed critics -- writers who explain why something is good and/or bad. You should have an opinion, be able to support it with evidence, and be confident enough to remain calm when anonymous commenters inevitably say you don't know anything about music, life, or anything else.

We also want you to have experience writing for a publication -- professional experience, ideally, although talented college paper alumni and music bloggers are encouraged to apply. At SF Weekly, you will be expected to turn in clean, well-written copy on time and without fuss. If staying up until 3 a.m. finishing a piece on deadline sounds like your idea of hell, this probably isn't the gig for you. That won't happen all the time, but if you're the kind of writer we're looking for, you'll do what it takes to do the job as well as you can.

Now, what we are looking for: writers who have experience with a variety of genres and ideas about how to cover them locally. We're especially looking for writers who are knowledgeable about local electronic/dance music, hip-hop, and rock. Who have new ideas about how to write about them. Who go to shows a lot. Who live in San Francisco or, if they live in the larger Bay Area, come to events in San Francisco regularly. (Writers outside of the Bay Area should not apply.)

If this is you, send an email with a brief cover note, a resume, a list of three shows you've seen lately, or three recent records you're loving, and three published clips to Ian.Port@SFWeekly.com.

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SF Weekly is Hiring a Music Editor

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We have an immediate opening for music editor. This is a full-time position. The music editor oversees the All Shook Down blog and our weekly print section.

Applicants should have at least five years' experience writing about music and boast the clips to prove it. We want someone who goes to shows regularly, is knowledgeable about a variety of genres, and likes to cover both indie and mainstream acts. (No rock snobs, please.) We don't want a cheerleader; we want a critic. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to be critical of musicians and others in the music industry.

The bulk of the job is spent producing content for the Web, so we need people who are savvy about Internet culture and social media. We'll consider it a plus if you're already active on Twitter.

Email your cover letter, resume, and clips (or story links) to andy.wright@sfweekly.com.  

 

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