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Editorial Digital Assistant

Alternative Press Media – Cleveland, OH
Job Duration: Full-Time

What We Are Looking For:
Alternative Press is looking for an editorial assistant.
We’re seeking someone who is passionate about alternative youth culture and obsessed with figuring out what people are sharing, liking and talking about online. The ideal candidate will have prior editorial experience (preferably at an online news organization) and be enthusiastic about providing alternative music fans with not only the latest in music, but all facets of alternative culture (including but limited to technology, beauty, pop culture, entertainment and tattoos).
The person who fills this position should be strategic, data-driven and prepared to work closely with the director of content to develop engaging editorial content.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
-Effectively use editorial judgment and data to curate stories and package them in a way that will resonate with the audience
-Use understanding of alternative youth culture to create editorial features for multiple platforms
-Use social media strategically to present editorial content in most engaging way
-Communicate with industry partners and artists to assist in planning editorial content in advance
-Work with director of content in planning and publishing of all online content
-Assist director of content in collecting assets for print features
-Contribute to monthly print features such as 12 Bands and 10 Essential

-Bachelor of Science in Journalism or related area of expertise
-Minimum 2 years experience, web-related a must
-Strong understanding of alternative music and youth culture
-Must be dedicated to understanding a wide variety of topics related to alternative youth culture (including beauty, entertainment, technology, tattoos)
-Ability to prioritize and multitask
-A team player with the ability to work independently
-Basic understanding of working in web content management systems
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

The basics:
-This is a full-time position
-Qualified individuals will need to live in the Cleveland, OH area
-Rate & Pay will be negotiated after consideration and based on experience
-Please Send A PDF Copy of Your Resume As Well As Anything Else Pertinent To This Position
-We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume, cover letter and three writing samples to [email protected]



National Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative
Alternative Press Media – Cleveland, OH
Job Duration: Full-Time

What We Are Looking For:

Alternative Press Media is looking for a confident, self-motivated individual to join our staff in Cleveland as a National Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative. This candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of contemporary young adult culture, including the areas of music, movies & television, online, style and technology trends.

The successful candidate will have a background in media sales with a strength in digital sales. This position will oversee existing national business in addition to establishing relationships with new marketing and advertising partners for our online/digital initiatives, print publications and events/tours.


Develop and execute cross-platform marketing/advertising campaigns for clients; from content creative to implementation.

Creating custom proposals, prepare presentations and managing the overall packages that are delivered to clients.
Identifying sales opportunities and approaching potential new clients.
Work closely with the Marketing team to develop and sell creative advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Researching and staying current with new and emerging technologies, including online/interactive properties that could be essential to implementing exciting new advertising properties for clients.

Job Qualifications:

• Comprehensive understanding of youth/popular culture (music/film/TV/books/tech).

• Proficiency in Macintosh, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel programs.

• Minimum 3 years of media sales (print, digital and/or event).

• Please include salary requirements.

• Meticulously organized, detail-oriented and prefer a clean work area.

• Dynamic, flexible, hard-working and doesn’t take “No” for an answer.

• Team player with strong negotiation skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

• Most Important – A Good, Positive, Self-Starting Attitude


Please address and forward resume with cover letter to (.pdf preferred): Mr. Joe Scarpelli // [email protected]


Contributing Freelance Writers
Alternative Press is looking to expand its freelancer pool!  We’re looking for writers for web and print. Ideal candidates are entrenched in the punk and/or alternative music scene that AP covers, have a passionate, unique writing style, love pop culture, have a knack for storytelling or criticism and are deeply motivated. Blogging experience is helpful. Freelancers have the opportunity to write longform features, reviews, listicles, personal essays and interviews for our print and online editions.

If you’re interested in joining our team of writers, send the following to  [email protected]

• Resume

• Three music-related writing samples

• Your five favorite bands/artists

• Any other non-music related interests




Birthed as a free, punk-rock fanzine in Cleveland, Ohio, in June 1985, Alternative Press has been on the forefront of alternative youth culture for nearly three decades. AP, as our fans call us, has discovered and helped build the careers of countless music acts in a variety of alternative music genres—a list including Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Soundgarden, Paramore, Falling In Reverse and many more. Distributed worldwide, AP is still considered a true music fan’s “bible” to all that is new and revolutionary. now reaches nearly a million unique visitors every month. It’s a daily must-visit site for music fans and musicians, both young and old. AP’s iPad edition was launched in January 2012, and it has already been heralded as one of the best-designed digital publications on the Mag+ platform, having been featured in the May 2012 edition of FOLIO: magazine.


The AP Brands are:

Alternative Press Magazine
Alternative Press Magazine (Digital Edition)
Altpress Mobile App 
The AP Music Awards (APMAS) 

The AP Podcast