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We are looking for freelance writers to contribute blogs on a monthly basis, either for Spire.live blog or the iZotope.com blog, in the following categories. If you have experience and interest in writing about one or more of the categories below, we’d love to hear from you!

Please submit relevant writing samples, your resume, and a brief explanation of why you would be a good fit. Please specify which category(s) you’re interested in writing for.

Spire blog:

Spire Studio is a portable, professional-quality recording device designed by iZotope to make great-sounding recording accessible to everyone. We publish Spire blog articles around three primary topics of interest to our audience of DIY musicians: songwriting, recording for musicians, and career advice for musicians.

 

Category: Songwriting

In Spire’s songwriting section of the site, you’ll write blogs to help readers learn new songwriting techniques and exercises, such as:

  • How to write an interesting melody    
  • Coming up with new chord progressions
  • Tips to finish songs

Examples of successful songwriting blogs we've published:

9 Ways to Make Sure Your Song Takes Us on a Journey

How to Write Better Song Arrangements around Vocals

5 Types of Rhymes You Can Use in Your Song

Ideal candidate: You’re a songwriter or composer who plays multiple instruments and can make music theory and songwriting concepts interesting and accessible. Must be able to provide audio examples to accompany blogs.

 

Category: Recording (for musicians)

Recording can seem like a black box to musicians. That’s one of the main reasons we created Spire Studio—to make pro-quality recording achievable for anyone. This category of the blog aims to educate musicians on recording basics; you’ll produce blogs on topics such as:

  • Recording a quality demo
  • Pre-production tips
  • Basic mic placement
  • Optimizing your recording environment
  • Home recording tips

Examples of successful recording blogs we've published:

How to Make a Multitrack Recording with Spire

5 Tips for Limiting Room Noise in Home Recording

Ideal candidate: You’re a musician or songwriter who also has a background in recording engineering. You can take audio recording concepts and break them down into tips that any musician can understand and use. Must be able to provide audio examples to accompany blogs.

 

Category: Career Advice for music

The ultimate dream for musicians? Making a career out of their passion for music. In this Spire category, you’d be writing articles on how to make a career out of music. Topics might include:

  • How to make money from your songs
  • Building a presence on Spotify
  • Ways to successfully brand yourself as an artist

Ideal candidate: You’re a working musician who has made a career out of your craft, and you’re willing to share insider knowledge with fellow musicians.

 

iZotope blog:

 

Category: Mastering Audio

The goal of these blogs are to help make mastering accessible to aspiring audio engineers and educate readers on modern mastering best practices. You’d be writing articles on topics like:

  • How to master for modern delivery formats like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music
  • How to use mastering techniques like multiband compression
  • Tips articles on using iZotope’s mastering software (Ozone)

Examples of successful mastering blogs we've published:

10 Quick Steps to a Finished Master in Ozone

4 Mastering Techniques that Shouldn’t Have Worked But Did

Multiband Compression Basics

Ideal candidate: You’re a mastering engineer who has a knack for explaining complex topics in accessible ways.

 

Category: Audio Repair

These blogs would help readers to understand RX and how it can be used to tackle all kinds of audio problems. You’d be writing pieces on topics like:

  • How to remove chair squeaks from a multi-mic'd (16 mics!) choir
  • How to match ambience like a pro
  • Cleaning up a pop vocal before the mix session
  • How to remove environmental noises from dialogue tracks in a documentary

Ideal candidate: You’re a repair guru who has tackled tricky audio in both music contexts (clicky basses or sibilant vocalists) and post production sessions (removing lav rustle, ambience matching) and can share your wisdom in a deep but accessible way.

About iZotope

iZotope makes audio products and technologies that are used around the world. We have a wide range of customers, from the millions of consumers who enjoy our audio enhancement to GRAMMY-winning producers using our pro products to the corporations who license our technology for use in their own products. We are a growing team of highly motivated people who are constantly looking to innovate and improve the way we create and listen to audio.

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