Join MetalTalk: Seeking Passionate Junior Sub-Editors For An Exciting Journey In Music Journalism

MetalTalk are looking for three new Junior Sub-Editors to join our team. Working with Editor Steve Ritchie, Sub-Editor Monty Sewell and Head Of Event Editorial Ian Sutherland, you will become a vital link between MetalTalk’s team of 75 people and the music industry at large.

The team at MetalTalk takes great pride in the supportive and mentoring approach we have built. If you have a passion for writing and for the music that we cover, then as a Junior Sub-Editor, we will work together to develop skills that will help you in the future.

Like a lot of the music industry at large, we do not earn enough to make this a full-time paid role. It is voluntary, but in the last few months, we have helped two of our team members get full-time paid jobs in the music industry.

As well as helping you build relationships with press teams and bands directly, here are some of the skills we will help you develop in our training program:

1. MetalTalk Style Guide

2. Turning a press release into an article

3. The process behind transcribing and preparing interviews

4. How to publish to WordPress

5. How to add photos – the process and where we place them

6. The MetalTalk SEO process

7. Facebook Open Graph

8. Where and how we auto-publish

9. How to build and send mailing list emails

10. How we add to gig listings

11. Building the YouTube videos

12. The new MetalTalk series’ – the thoughts and plan behind these

A junior sub-editor plays a crucial role in the editorial process, working to ensure the quality, clarity, and consistency of content before it is published. Our responsibilities include:

  1. Proofreading and Editing:
    • Checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
    • Ensuring the text adheres to MetalTalk’s style guide.
  2. Fact-Checking:
    • Verifying facts, dates, statistics, and other content details for accuracy.
  3. Rewriting and Restructuring:
    • Improving the clarity and flow of the text.
    • Condensing or expanding articles as necessary.
  4. Headlines and Captions:
    • Writing engaging and accurate headlines and captions that attract readers.
  5. Formatting:
    • Ensuring the content is formatted correctly for digital platforms.
    • Ensuring visual consistency.
  6. Consistency:
    • Ensuring consistent use of terminology and style across all articles.
    • Maintaining a uniform voice and tone in line with MetalTalk’s standards.
  7. Collaboration:
    • Working closely with writers, senior editors, and other members of the editorial team.
    • Providing feedback and suggestions to writers.
  8. Research:
    • Conducting research to support content enhancement.

Overall, the role of a junior sub-editor is vital for maintaining the integrity and quality of MetalTalk’s content, ensuring that it is engaging, accurate, and ready for the audience.

If you are keen to learn and have a lot of fun along the way, drop an email to Editor@MetalTalk.net with your bio, and let’s chat.

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