Hardwired Magazine is an online music publication specializing in rock ‘n’ roll in all of its forms and interpretations. We follow and support all alternative genres that don’t get the media attention they deserve, from metal, punk, and hardcore all the way to reggae, ska, and dub. With a special penchant for a strong guitar sound, Hardwired aims to promote as many unknown, independent bands and underground genres. Before you continue reading this article in hopes of landing a paid gig, we have to state that our website is non-profitable and any work is on a voluntary basis.
If you want to become a member of the Hardwired editorial crew, before you contact us please take a minute to go through the requirements.
The written word is an extremely important aspect of the Hardwired editorial crew. As you can see on our website, we cover all music-related segments. News articles, reviews, concert reviews, interviews. A journalist should have a part in each. They are tasked with reviewing particular albums or concerts as well as doing a particular interview, report the latest news and follow relevant sources, magazines and other sources of information. Of course, self-initiative is the most revered quality we look for in a journalist.
You should be able to meet a few criteria. You should be well-versed in your native language as well as English. You should love rock music, specialize in certain subgenres and follow the local scene. You should enjoy writing and love to gain new skills, but also be able to take healthy, constructive criticism. Your location does not limit your activities in the editorial team. You can be based in Belgrade, Zagreb, Sydney or Los Angeles.
A journalist looking to join our ranks should send:
- A short bio
- A news article you have written
- A review of an album of your choosing
- If you have any material you have previously written, please disclose that as well
- A summary of the genres you are most familiar with.
As you can see on our website, the visual aspect is also very crucial to Hardwired Magazine. Photo galleries are among the most visited pages on our website, and your contribution can only make that better. A photo reporter covers concerts and related events, often but not always accompanied by a journalist.
You should be able to meet a few criteria. You should have your own professional equipment and have a solid grip on using it. You should be able to retouch the photos and have a strong passion towards photography and music. As far as photographers are concerned, the prime locations we aim to cover are Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Niš, but we welcome photographers from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, as well as any other country.