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Digital Marketing Coordinator: 
Location: Cleveland, OH
Job Duration: Full Time

What We Are Looking For:

Alternative Press is seeking to fill a position for a highly motivated Digital Marketing Coordinator to join our team in Cleveland, OH.  

In this role you will be on the forefront of AP’s digital engagement strategy to ensure continued growth across all digital channels.  As a part of a small but highly effective multi hat wearing team, you will work closely with all departments within AP to develop and execute successful digital marketing campaigns.  You will work closely with the Director of Marketing to ensure brand continuity and all strategic goals are met.


Job Duties / Expectations:

• Develop highly engaging digital marketing campaigns and strategy in accordance to AP’s overarching brand strategy and goals.

• Oversee daily social media engagement schedules across all social platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube.

• Develop & maintain key relationships with digital partners to ensure AP’s digital growth and development.

• Gather accurate analytics and provide recommendations on best practices to maximize digital engagement cross departmentally.

• Work cross departmentally to ensure all merchandise, partner, event and promotional campaign deliverables are met on time and accurately.

• Develop & execute digital strategies that best support the growth of APTV digital content.

• Assist and or lead the execution of all on-site event digital activations including live streams, APTV content and social media coverage.

• Proactively find new opportunities for AP correspondent coverage and promotions.

• Gather and provide up to date research on digital market trends, best practices and competitor insights.



• Ability to remain organized and calm while simultaneously executing multiple campaigns at once.

• Comfortable working within rapidly changing environment.   

• Highly organized and has exceptional written and spoken communication skills.

• Possess a balance between creative and analytical thinking.

• Has a deep understanding and passion for music and pop culture with a focus on AP’s music community.

• Posses a passion for all things digital with a heavy focus on social media.

• A desire to succeed.

• Openness to explore new strategies to be a leader within digital marketing.


Please send resume, cover letter and examples of digital campaigns links to (.pdf preferred): Mr. Joe Scarpelli //



Weekend News Writer
Alternative Press Media – Cleveland, OH
Job Duration: Part-Time

This job requires excellent availability and accessibility Friday evening through Sunday evening, as well as ability to follow directions, agility to meet deadlines and complete zen under pressure. This news writer would be working independently to ensure that breaking stories and features are written, edited and posted in a timely manner throughout the weekend. This position requires an absolute scene insider who is passionate about this corner of the music industry and has a finger on the pulse of the AltPress reader. Knowledge of AP style and embedding/basic coding are a must. 

We prefer candidates with experience in journalism, preferably breaking news or web-related. All applicants must be at least 18 years old. Please send your availability and the following to with the subject: Weekend News Writer position

Any other non-music related interests

• Resume

• Three music-related writing samples

• Your five favorite bands/artists

• Any other non-music related interests



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

What We Are Looking For:

• Alternative Press is seeking a highly creative and organized individual to join our team as a full-time Web TV Producer at our headquarters in Cleveland, OH. The Web TV Producer would be responsible for the management and content development of our APTV web channel. 

• Media companies worldwide are investing in the development of episodic content, tutorials, and documentaries for their online video channels. Candidates for this position need to be visionaries with a competitive streak; self-driven, assertive and willing to go the extra mile to put our company’s channel, APTV, on the forefront of video content for Millennial and Generation Z music and lifestyle fans worldwide.

• Management and leadership skills are a must for the person who wants to apply for this position. The need for an individual who excels in detailed organizational skills goes hand-in-hand with a love of meeting (and beating) deadlines. Strong negotiation skills are vital for any producer role and this job is no different. In this fast-paced world of content development that we live in, this is a job for leaders, not followers.


Job Duties/Expectations:

• Develop and produce engaging video content across multiple platforms, including YouTube and social media accounts.

• Manage the production and scheduling of video content; coordinate with videographers, artists’ representatives and in-house teams.

• Maintain department and project-specific budgets, audit invoice submissions, compile freelance 1099s and negotiate all fees with contributors.

• Monitor, review and evaluate channel analytics. Work to achieve the best in SEO optimization for our content.

• Seek out new freelance videographers, negotiate rates and procure signed freelance agreements. Evaluate works submitted and adapt the freelance pool as necessary.

• Coordinate with Marketing and Advertising on specific creative content (both native and promotional) that is needed.

• Manage any department interns with specific day-to-day assignments and attached goals.


Job Requirements:

• Website editorial management experience preferred.

• Professional management and team-building skills.

• Skilled with budgeting, negotiating and contracts.

• Deadline-focused.

• A problem-solver.

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

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

• Skilled with the following programs: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, Adobe After-Effects as well as having experience creating motion graphics.

• Understand the use of keywords, hyperlinks, navigation, and have a thorough understanding of the standard practices of SEO.

• Have a thorough understanding of Google Analytics/YouTube analytics including best practices, report creation and analysis- and the ability to create content strategies from them.

• Experience in shooting/editing video, video graphics and Gif-creation.

• Strong social media skills across all platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, Vine and Pinterest.

• Meticulously organized, detail-oriented and preferring a clean work area-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

• Most importantly, a positive, self-starting attitude.

• BA in Video Production or related field helpful - not required.


Please send resume, cover letter and online demo reel portfolio links to (.pdf preferred): Mr. Joe Scarpelli //



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 //


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

• 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