Get Involved

Maximum Rocknroll is and will always be a volunteer-run operation. No one receives any salary, now or ever. It is an economically self-sustaining project, with all proceeds either invested in technological improvements for the magazine or donated to similarly minded not-for-profit projects.

We have contributors (whose words and art appear in the mag), shitworkers (who help get the mag and this website running every month) all around the world, and coordinators (who live rent-free at the house in exchange for signing their life away to the cause!). If you have a few hours a month to spare, we would love to hear from you. If you are a college or high school student interested in helping out on a regular basis as part of an internship requirement for your school, get in touch.

We are also always on the lookout for Bay Area punks who want to help out in any capacity for in-person shitwork, including record reviews, mail order, and inventorying our record collection. See below for more information on how you can plug in.

SHITWORKER OPPORTUNITIES

New Issue Day: New Issue Day is generally the first Sunday of every month. We pack up magazines, listen to records, and eat pizza. Email julia@maximumrocknroll.com to get added to our NID announcement list. Visiting punks encouraged to stop by!

Reviews: Due to the nature of our review process, record, demo, and zine reviewers must be located in the Bay Area. If you live in the Bay Area, can come to the MRR house at least once a month, and are interested in becoming a reviewer, send us an email introducing yourself and we’ll send you an application.

Book reviewers can be located anywhere in the world. We are always looking for reviewers who can review in languages other than English. Contact books@maximumrocknroll.com for info.

Transcribing: Are you a fast and accurate typist? Help us get interviews for upcoming issues typed up and edited!

Archive: We’re building a comprehensive database of our record collection, which will include discographical information, record reviews, and more. It will live online as a free resource, launching at some point in 2018. We need regular inventory shitworkers, who are responsible for updating our database and cleaning and repairing records. Must be detail-oriented!

Design: Though we do most of our layouts in-house, we are always looking for people who are interested in doing interview design and producing house ads.

Translating: We often receive interviews in bands’ native languages. We are always looking for translators who are able to accurately and quickly translate into English.

Mail Order: We get dozens of orders for magazines, t-shirts, records, and other merch every week. Help us pack them up and get them to punks worldwide!

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