Applications for Spring 2017 are now closed.

We will update this page with information when applications for Fall 2017 are open. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please get in touch at

Thanks for your interest in The B-Side!

All Applicants

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. UCB students, please include year and major. (150 words or less)
  2. If you could bet a million dollars you would beat me at something, what would it be? (150 words or less)
  3. What relevant skills do you possess that would make you a good addition to our team? Include any previous experience in journalism or music coverage here. (250 words or less)
  4. If you were to have your own column or blog on The B-Side, what would it be about? Why? (500 words or less)
  5. What 2016 release has surprised you the most thus far? (500 words or less)


Staff and freelance writers produce all content for The B-side, online and in-print. Work includes concert and album reviews, long-form feature pieces, and in-depth interviews with musicians.

Include two writing samples around 500 words; longer is okay, but not necessary. At least one sample should be music-related (album review, concert review, opinion piece, etc.). Previously published work is preferred. Please no essays, personal statements, or academic writing. If applying for an editor position, briefly describe your past experience and why you would be a suitable candidate for the job.

Photo / Design

Photographers on The B-Side cover numerous shows and festivals and have the opportunity of producing creative content for the online site and in-print. Designers illustrate feature articles; create fliers, posters, and other publicity-related items; and are responsible for design of the semesterly print issue. Experience with InDesign is preferred, but not necessary.

Submit a visual portfolio of 5-10 pieces (photographs for Photo; visuals — both digital and hand are accepted — for design). Live concert photography, or work pertaining to other music-related events, are preferred. Please indicate which department you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Marketing / Communications

Those on the Marketing team create and advertise events, fundraisers, and giveaways, all while brainstorming novel ways to engage with the campus and greater B-Side community. You should be comfortable with public outreach, think creatively, and have event management skills.

The Communications Team works with internal and external communications, managing interactions between artists, publicists, and writers. You should possess a professional online demeanor, have fantastic communication skills, and know the importance of a prompt email response.

In 300 words or less, describe any past experience in marketing or communications, and why you would be a great representative for The B-Side. Please indicate which department you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Web Development

Web developers keep The B-Side virtually available and accessible at all times.

Link us to web content or related work (software, graphic design, video editing, WordPress support, etc). Please include a list of platforms and programs with which you have experience. Individuals with any experience level are welcome — we’re looking for those eager to learn!