Associate Editor, American Theatre Magazine

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Associate Editor, American Theatre Magazine



Associate Editor
American Theatre magazine seeks a full-time Associate Editor to write, edit, and produce content for our website and, eventually, a revived print magazine. The Associate Editor is responsible for planning and editing profiles, features, news reports, and opinion pieces for web and eventually print; 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 lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology, with the understanding that the field is served by excellent journalism and critical discourse.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is committed to modeling, promoting, and advancing anti-racist and anti-oppressive values to fulfill its mission. 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 8,000 individual members; TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre.

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 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, and various departments at TCG (ED&I,
Art, Programming, Marketing, and Events), as well as freelance contractors to produce compelling,
indispensable journalism for the field. In addition, the job requirements include:

  • Strong commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity.
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Helping to produce podcasts and possibly appearing at occasional public events.
  • Some weekend work and travel, when needed.
  • Assisting with other tasks as necessary to ensure smooth working of the department.


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Job Category: -
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: -