February 7, 2011

Writer jobs @ Long Island entertainment publication

Good Times Magazine, America's oldest regional entertainment paper, is seeking two to three features/entertainment writers with strong verbal and written skills and cutting edge music tastes and Time Out cheek.

You will work out of our Westbury office 2-3 afternoons per week from 12:30-5:30, M-F. Possibility of full time position in the Fall when we launch our Queens edition. Pay is $10 per hour.

We are celebrating our 42nd anniversary by expanding our editorial content. Good Times covers film, theater, dining, sports, music(from jazz, blues and hip hop to Swedish death metal.), plus heavy musician coverage.

Writer will be responsible for features, compiling entertainment guides, coming up with concept pieces, and help us make the transition from a reviews based paper to a complete where to go guide for Long Island, with heavy music emphasis.

Knowledge of social media important, website experience a big plus. We have 5 websites to develop plus the magazine.

Go to www.goodtimesmag.com to see our style, be prepared in the job interview to critique our content and make suggestions for improved editorial flow and layout.

Send a strong cover letter (without typos, please) explaining why you would be an excellent candidate for this position, plus entertainment writing samples. E-mail materials to gtmag@optonline.net.

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