Posted On: April 7, 2015

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Theatre Communications group

Company Description

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, was founded in 1961 with a grant from the Ford Foundation to foster communication among professional, community and university theatres. Today, TCG's constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 Member Theatres and Affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through our conferences, events, research and communications; grants approximately $2 million per year to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is the nation's largest independent publisher of dramatic literature, with 13 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on our booklist; it also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre.
Our Mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

Job Description

Editor-in-Chief/American Theatre
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre, is seeking to hire an editor-in-chief for American Theatre, the nation’s only general-circulation magazine devoted to theatre.

The editor-in-chief is responsible for the overall planning and execution of the magazine across all media platforms, including print, online, podcasts, social media and public events.

Now in its thirty-fourth year, American Theatre is the national monthly magazine for the U.S. professional not-for-profit theatre, informing readers about important work and significant issues affecting the art and practice of theatre.

An online version was launched this past October providing daily news and content. For more information about the magazine and TCG’s other programs and services, please visit www.american theatre.org and www.tcg.org.

Job Responsibilities Include:
--Develop and direct all print and digital strategy and initiatives;
--Oversee all editorial content, style, voice and formats across platforms;
--Determine and manage all editorial assignments and delivery from staff and contributors;
--Hire, manage and mentor four person in-house editorial team, including training and evaluation;
--Collaborate closely with creative director for all content design and execution across all platforms;
--In consultation with the publisher and in coordination with managing editor, implements the annual budget;
--Liaisons with all TCG staff and board;
--Participation in TCG sponsored conferences, forums and events;
--Supports communication with the field nationally and beyond.
--Other reasonably related duties as assigned
--Ten years of increased responsibility in creating and managing editorial products, preferably related to arts and culture;
--Demonstrated experience in developing/ managing online properties or sites
--Conversant with publishing platforms and content management systems;
--Proven analytical skills related to readers, viewers, engagement and audience development
--Established background in journalism with exceptional editing ability;
--Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

To Apply

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume, cover letter and related samples to Terry Nemeth (tnemeth@tcg.org). No phone calls, please. We will respond only to those resumes in which we have interest. TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in our hiring process.