We don’t go in for self-description much. ‘Pop, to two decimal places’ is about all we have on the site. That score is a great gimmick, but it’s the writing, the disagreements and the not-quite-agreements that are really what we’re here for. We love talking and thinking about pop music of all kinds, and we believe that presenting a range of writers’ voices is a more enlightening and more fun approach to reviewing it.
If you are interested in joining the team, please write a blurb and give a score out of ten for:
- One song we covered in September 2012 or later
- One song released in the last six months that you would like us to have covered that we didn’t
- Any two of the following songs:
You can read our posts to get an idea of the different types of approaches our writers use in their blurbs. If you have another approach to writing about songs with which to enlighten and entertain, though, go for it! There’s a maximum length of 250 words and no minimum. So feel free to submit one-liners, though probably best not four of them.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com. Please send the reviews in-line, rather than as an attachment.
You may be wondering who the ‘we’ who will be reviewing your application actually is. We haven’t been very good at making that clear either! Edward Okulicz is in ultimate charge of the Jukebox but makes such decisions together with a panel consisting of Katherine St Asaph, Jonathan Bogart, Alfred Soto, Zach Lyon and Jonathan Bradley.
If we like what we read and take you on, you will be able to choose which songs you want to write about. If you want to play a part in choosing what songs we cover as well, any suggestions will be considered very seriously.