We're looking for a Music Editor here at Smile Politely. While being an Editor involves actual editing of content — this position requires much more of a producer mindset than straight-forward copy editing. 

Some components of being an Editor at Smile Politely include, but aren't limited to:

  • Putting together The Overture weekly
  • Curating the section each week and producing content of your own as well as writers
  • Interested and in-tune with the music scene in C-U, in multiple genres, for a comprehensive knowledge of the landscape
  • Recruiting writers to contribute to the section, as well as the magazine on the whole
  • Contributing to the SPlog each week, posting about a variety of subjects relevant to Champaign-Urbana
  • Contributing to the Weekender each week

There's a little bit of money on the table as an Editor, but the best candidates are ones that are engaged with the local music community, interested in perpetutating this component of C-U's culture within the magazine, recruiting writers, and one generally excited to be involved with the magazine as a community journalism project.

If you're interested, please email us at info@smilepolitely.com with the subject "Music Editor Applicant", as well as any relevant information about yourself, a resume, and any writing samples you might have. If you don't have writing samples, that's totally OK too.

Thanks for taking the time!