New York, NY
American Theatre magazine seeks a full-time Associate Editor to join the editorial team in our New York office. The Associate Editor is responsible for planning and editing profiles, features, new reports, and opinion pieces for the print magazine and website; for recruitment and mentorship of a diverse pool of freelance writers throughout the U.S.; and for some involvement in podcasting and public events.
About American Theatre
Founded in 1984 and published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), American Theatre is the sole national publication for the U.S. theatre field, with an emphasis on nonprofit theatres. It exists as part of TCG’s mission to strengthen, nurture, and support the nation’s theatres, with the understanding that the field is served by excellent journalism and critical discourse. Theatre Communications Group exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members.
What You Need for this Role
The Associate Editor should have a commitment to American Theatre and TCG’s mission, core values, and its ED&I work within the workplace and in the field. They should possess a positive, entrepreneurial attitude and be able to successfully lead and work with a diverse staff and constituents. Outstanding interpersonal verbal and communication skills and exemplary work practices are essential, as are strong attention to detail and dependability. The successful candidate will have a commitment to learning and growth for oneself and others.
The Associate Editor will work directly with AT’s Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and Senior Editor, as well as with its Art Department and freelance contractors to produce compelling, indispensable journalism for the field. In addition, the job requirements include:
● A minimum of 3 years of work writing and/or editing on deadline for a daily, weekly, or monthly publication, in freelance or full-time capacity.
● Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in news reporting, proofreading, and feature writing.
● Some degree of knowledge, familiarity, and interest regarding the business and art of theatre, not only in New York but nationally as well.
What You Will be Doing
● Generating story ideas weekly, monthly, and daily, and taking part in regular departmental planning meetings with staff to identify pertinent trends, artists, issues, and areas of coverage.
● Writing news items, feature stories, analysis, and the occasional opinion pieces, and assigning these kinds of pieces to other writers and editing their work.
● Recruiting and managing a pool of contributing writers from around the U.S.
● Assisting with proofreading, fact-checking, and production of the print magazine and the website.
● Helping to produce podcasts and appearing at occasional public events.
● Assisting with other tasks as necessary to ensure smooth working of the department.
Compensation and Benefits
This position will pay between $40-45K and will include a comprehensive benefits package with two weeks of vacation and additional paid time-off. Other benefits include a collegial environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance, free TCG books and monthly American Theatre magazines, and events for staff designed by TCG’s “fun committee” to foster a warm, inviting, and friendly office culture.
How to Apply
Please include “Associate Editor” in the subject line and email résumé, cover letter, and writing samples in a single attached file to firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be sent via email. No phone calls! We will respond only to those resumes in which we have interest.
All application materials must be received by 5:00pm on December 31, 2019 or until the position is filled. Résumés will be reviewed as they are received, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials prior to the deadline.
TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the US and are vital assets which enrich the programs and services TCG provides for the theatre field. We respect intersectionality of identities and are committed to EDI in all areas of our work and workplace. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as women, People of Color, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, people with disabilities, and non-binary to apply.