Applications for Spring 2018 are now OPEN!

Apply to individual departments by filling out the corresponding Google Forms, attached below. You may apply to multiple departments, but please note that you will be asked to rank your interest per department.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team at

Thanks for your interest in The B-Side!

Applications are due: 1/26 at 10am

Application Directions

Each applications requires that you complete the following five questions, in addition to department-specific questions. Some departments may require a portfolio of your previous work. See details and department descriptions below.

All Applicants

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. UCB students, please include year and major. (150 words or less)
  2. Tell us a funny or memorable story. (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 2017 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, previews, long-form feature pieces, columns and in-depth interviews with musicians. We recruit editors from our existing Editorial Staff; however, if you are interested in editor position, please note this in your application.

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.

Editorial Application Form


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.

Submit a visual portfolio of 5-10 pieces. Live concert photography, or work pertaining to other music-related events, are preferred.


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 (visuals — both digital and hand are accepted). Work pertaining to other music-related events are preferred.

Design Application Form


The Marketing Team manages our social media outlets in addition to creating and advertising events, fundraisers, and promotional giveaways, while brainstorming novel ways to engage with the campus and greater community. You should be comfortable with public outreach, think creatively, and have event management skills.

In 300 words or less, describe any past experience in marketing or social media, and why you would be a great representative for The B-Side.

Marketing Application Form


The PR + Communications Team works with internal and external communications, managing interactions between artist management, promoters and our staff. 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.


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.