We’re hiring
a Music Content Coordinator.

Application deadline 14th February

BABMAG are beaming to announce we have been awarded a grant through Youth Music’s Incubator Fund. 

Alongside other love fuelled, DIY initiatives such as Noods Radio, QM Records and Ezra Collective we will be creating essential new pathways into the music industry for 18-25 year olds.

The injection of money means our dream of paying people at the grassroots of the creative industries is coming true — we’re growing our team and changing the outdated narrative to: it is what you know and who you are.

As outlined in Youth Music’s report, women, non-binary, trans and non-white people, those with disabilities, long-term health conditions, from lower socio-economic backgrounds and facing intersecting barriers are affected disproportionately when entering the music industries. We are therefore encouraging those who identify with these groups to apply.

Job Description:

Music Content Coordinator

No prior experience or laptop necessary!

At BABMAG we are aware of a leak in confidence when it comes to artists promoting their work in the West Midlands – we are here to fill this gap – to encourage and support the talent that our region is home to.

Through this paid, part time role [4hrs a week, 6 month contract with the possibility to extend this], we hope to grow the number of artists we work with and feature on the platform.

We are looking for a capable and creative writer to take care of music submissions, organise featured content, interview and liaise with musicians, management, photographers and videographers.

Desired attributes:

  • Genre and era spanning music interest
  • Knowledge of local music scene
  • Strong and creative written communication
  • Conscious and professional attitude
  • Keenness to learn, work and think with initiative
  • Social media knowledge
  • Organised
  • Interest in video and audio content

BABMAG will provide: 

  • Desk space at the Melting Pot, Digbeth
  • Portfolio development 
  • Flexible part time hours
  • Subsidised travel
  • Direct access to industry professionals

How to apply

You must be 18-25 years old at the time of application.

To apply please fill out the Google form below. You will need to include a cover letter outlining what you will bring to BABMAG and anything else you think we should know about – max one side of A4.

Please email holly@babmag.co.uk if you need any extra support with your job application.

Application Form

BABMAG is a platform for the underrepresented, we will continue to ensure that our team and content reflects this.

Freelance Contributions

We will continue to work with freelance creatives and commission two long form articles or pieces of visual communication a month.

Budget of £100 per piece of content.

Pitch requirements:

  • Working title
  • Outline the piece of content; story, angle, people featured
  • What it’ll bring to BABMAG
  • How it will be displayed on the website
  • Example of past work if it’s your first time pitching
  • Budget break down – how you will use the money (*spoiler* it can all go to you)

Please email your idea with the title and month you’re pitching for as the subject to submissions@babmag.co.uk.

  • March pitch deadline 5th Feb – publishing w/c 1st March
  • April pitch deadline 5th March – publishing w/c 5th April
  • May pitch deadline 5th April – publishing w/c 3rd May

BABMAG operates with transparency and in community spirit. It is our mission to hear from a diverse range of voices and co-create a platform for the underrepresented. By implementing these ethics BABMAG hopes everyone we work with is creating content they love and are proud of.

At least 50% of the commissions will come from 18-25 year olds.

Local Reporters

Are you someone that keeps their ear to the ground? Got something happening on your turf – let us know!

Whilst we’re based in Digbeth, it’s important to us to represent not only Birmingham but the surrounding areas and communities too.

Please email holly@babmag.co.uk for more information.

Advertorials

If you’d like to have your business or project featured on babmag.co.uk we will consider it for an advertorial. We will ask for a considered contribution to directly pay the writer and keep the platform running.

We can organise a photographer and ad space on the site at an additional cost.

Please email holly@babmag.co.uk for more information.

Unpaid Content

Using the BABMAG platform – if you have an idea for content that doesn’t fit into these categories, or you are unsuccessful with pitching an idea there is still the opportunity to have your work published on the website.

Initial steps into the industry and having your work reviewed we know can be hard to come by. If you’d like to submit an article or pitch an idea to our editors, our inbox is open. If we accept the content it will always be valued and your time taken seriously.

So far, BABMAG has operated purely through voluntary work and whilst we’re still growing, we’re sadly unable to pay every contributor.

This also applies to any photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers who would like to have their work seen.