Opportunities

Want to get more involved on campus? How about getting free press passes to concerts and other events in Boston? Whether you love writing reviews, interviewing your favorite musicians, or even if you’re looking to gain marketing experience, there are a ton of opportunities and perks that come along with joining our team as a contributing writer, street teamer, or paid staff member.

EMPLOYMENT

While contributing articles and street teaming are voluntary, being on The Groove staff is actually an on-campus job that eligible Berklee students can be hired for through Student Employment. Our staff typically consists of one editor-in-chief/webmaster, one promotional director, and two staff writers. (Click here to find out who our current staff members are!)

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

PROMOTIONAL DIRECTOR

If you would like to be notified when paid positions open up, you must register with Student Employment, schedule an appointment with them, and specify that you would like to be notified of open positions with The Berklee Groove. If you are not registered with Student Employment at the time they send out a referral email for a job opening, there is unfortunately nothing we can do on our end to allow you to apply.

If you have any further questions regarding Student Employment, please contact the office directly at studentemployment@berklee.edu. If you have specific questions regarding employment as it relates to The Groove, please email thegroove@berklee.edu.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

“As someone who has always been interested in music journalism, contributing to The Berklee Groove has provided me with the opportunity to experience some amazing live performances, review great albums and interview up-and-coming artists. Anyone at Berklee who likes to write about anything (not just music!) has no excuse NOT to get involved and contribute!”
– Robbie Simmons, contributing writer

We love receiving contributed articles, and you are more than welcome to do so at any time by emailing thegroove@berklee.edu. But Berklee students who are strong writers, reliable, and professional can be selected for inclusion in our contributing writer database. If chosen, the editor will send you occasional emails throughout the semester with a variety of press coverage opportunities requested by publicists and labels (i.e. show reviews, album reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, etc.), and will assign coverage on a first come, first served basis.

Perks can include:
• free concert tickets to review live shows
• press passes to events, conferences, and festivals
• interviews with artists, bands, or music industry professionals
• press copies of albums
• invitations to our private parties
• free Groove merch (sometimes months before we give it to anyone else!)
• opportunities to start learning “who’s who” in the music industry
• learning firsthand how press coverage in the music industry works via communication with the publicists, labels, etc.
• a great opportunity to build your writing skills (which are necessary for EVERY career path) by getting feedback from the editor on your work
• learn how to write professionally for an online publication
• published work looks very impressive in a portfolio for scholarships, jobs, internships, etc.
• a great résumé builder that shows you’re involved on campus and a skilled writer
• should you decide to apply for a paid position with us, contributing writers have the benefit of already knowing a lot about how The Groove works – and having published work on our site to show for it

For more details and information on how to apply, please read our info packet.

STREET TEAM

“It has been an incredible experience working with The Groove staff. Be it pinning up posters or helping set up for an event, being on the street team has given me the opportunity to meet an incredible bunch of people who are clearly passionate about music. I chose to be a part of The Groove in my first semester, and I could not be happier with the decision I made.”
– Shannon Jacob, street teamer

Our street team consists of wonderfully amazing volunteers who help us out with marketing and facilitating events (like our songwriting competitions, parties, scavenger hunts, and jam sessions), as well as digital and physical promotion of our giveaways, contests, and website content. Street teamers can choose to sign up for as much or as little work as they want (yes, we’ll even give you a shoutout for something as simple as retweeting us!), because with such a small staff, we sincerely appreciate any help we can get. Although we’re not allowed to provide monetary compensation, we do as much as we can to reward our street teamers to make it worth their time and effort.

Perks can include:
• free Groove merch (sometimes months before we give it to anyone else!)
• reserved front row seats at our events
• individual public thank-yous at events
• invitations to our private parties
• great real-world marketing experience
• an impressive addition to your resume
• making new friends with similar interests
• becoming more a part of the Berklee community
• showerings of appreciation from the staff

If you have any special skills that could be mutually beneficial, we’d love to hear about that, too! For example, if you’re good at photography, you may want the task of taking photos at our events. Not only would this help beef up your portfolio, but we would also promote your work through all of our channels and give you credit anywhere we can.

If you’d like to get involved in any way, big or small, just enter your email here and be sure to check off the “street team” box. (Please email us at thegroove@berklee.edu to follow up if you have any special skills or particular interests.)

Have questions or need more information about an opportunity on this page? Feel free to email us at thegroove@berklee.edu, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!