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New Times Is Hiring a South Florida Hip-Hop and Rap Writer

New Times Is Hiring a South Florida Hip-Hop and Rap Writer
Amadeus McCaskill
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Amadeus McCaskill
South Florida's rap and hip-hop scene has exploded in recent years, with local artists making national headlines and earning fans all over the globe. New Times is looking for a dedicated writer to cover it all.

The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of the South Florida rap and hip-hop scene, from longtime legends to the newest artists making waves on SoundCloud. We're looking for someone with a passion for the music and an understanding of how it connects to the local community.

Candidates also need serious writing and reporting skills. The ideal writer will interview artists, attend and review shows, and write essays and other coverage tracking trends and changes in the genre. Pitching compelling stories and meeting deadlines are both necessary skills.

This is a freelance position. Local candidates are preferred. People of color, women and nonbinary candidates, people with disabilities, and writers across the LGBTQIA spectrum are encouraged to apply.


To be considered, you'll need:
  • a resumé
  • two writing samples (ideally published clips) in attachments or as links to stories
  • two pitches for stories you'd like to write for New Times.
Email the above to music editor Ciara LaVelle at ciara.lavelle@miaminewtimes.com. Applications missing any of the items above will not be considered.
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
Contact: Ciara LaVelle