Now Hiring: Gimme Noise is looking for new contributors

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Wanted: Smart, funny, musically obsessed writers to help us document and analyze the many facets of Minnesota's music scene.

We are looking to bring a couple of fresh voices into the fold to join our bustling team of Gimme Noise contributors. Here are a few key things we look for in our freelance writing staff:

  • Familiarity with the Twin Cities scene (beyond the big names that are already covered by mainstream media outlets or receiving regular airplay) and a passion for investigating new acts and sounds.

  • A conversational, accessible writing style that strikes a balance between witty and thought-provoking.

  • An ability to listen with open ears and an open mind, and a genuine excitement and hunger for music.

  • Willingness to cover genres and styles outside of the oft-tread "indie" realm, especially hip-hop and metal.

  • Experience interviewing bands and reviewing music a plus, but not required. We would be willing to give the right person a try if they meet other qualifications.

Interested freelancers should send an introductory note, three writing samples, and a resume to City Pages music editor Andrea Swensson at 

We are also currently in the process of filling our fall music internship position (must be currently enrolled in college courses and qualify for credit). Students who are interested in applying for the internship should contact me at the address listed above.

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Bekka Porth
Bekka Porth

I would apply for this, because I definitely have the passion for local music (all genres), and I can write well, but I don't really have any proof - especially not in the form of writing samples. C'est la vie. Hope you find someone worth reading!


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