We at Feedback Press are looking for research
assistant/interns who would be interested in conducting research for our
editorial board for the Best Music Writing series. The editorial board is
composed of professional music journalists from around the world who have the
charge of reading all materials in their subject area/region in order to select
the best article for possible inclusion in the book.
This monumental task is
done by a variety of processes: ballot, direct nominations, reading publications,
and searching out work. The final step is the one we need interns for. Our
spring interns will be assigned directly to one or two of the editorial board
members and will assist the editors in finding and selecting articles. It is a
basic research position, and skills include: good search skills, critical
reading skills, communication, and persistence.
What you will learn depends on
how much you interact with the editors, but each is committed to discussion on
the values for good writing and what constitutes new/original work in the
subject area. Additionally each research assistant will become an expert on the
year's writing in a region or topic area, and will become familiar with all
publications in that field. It's an excellent introduction to music journalism.
The internship involves some work for the central press as
well, naming, helping us build up our database of known English language
Required work: 5-10 hours a week between February-April.
Perks: listed in the credits/thank yous, copies of the book
Send cover letter including which of the 2012 editorial board members you would like to work with and why, a CV, and (if you have them) three clips to: Daphne Carr, musicwriting at gmail dot com