NOW HIRING: EDITOR
Application Deadline: March 25, 2014
Start Date: April 7, 2014
Compensation: $25,000 annually
Term: Freelance Contract – Part-time
The Dance Current is seeking an Editor. This is a freelance contract position (part-time), commencing April 7, 2014 and is the senior editorial position at the organization, reporting to the full-time Publisher. The Dance Current maintains a small, shared office space in the Historic Distillery District in Toronto and operates with an annual budget of approximately $190,000.
The Dance Current publishes six regular print issues per year, and produces online content streams including ongoing listings; daily videos; weekly news; and monthly reviews, features, columns and galleries. Reporting to the Publisher and working collaboratively with the small team, the Editor curates, develops and edits all print and online content within the overall organizational vision and strategic objectives. The Editor undertakes substantive, style, fact-checking and proofing responsibilities in all content areas. The Editor leads the editorial team and works with the full-time Managing Editor to set schedules, policies and procedures to meet the editorial goals within the financial resources available. The Managing Editor reports to the Publisher, and supports the Editor by managing editorial calendars, schedules, processes and production workflows, ensuring communication among the editorial/production team and administrating the website, among other non-editorial organizational responsibilities. The Editor consults at regular monthly intervals with the Executive Director to discuss editorial strategy and objectives. Reporting to the Editor are two Regional Online Editors (Montréal and Vancouver), a Translator, Copy Editor and Art Director.
This is a freelance contract position requiring an average of 25 hours per week contingent on the production cycle. Workflow fluctuates around bimonthly print production periods, intensifying over a three- to four-week period each cycle. The Editor is required to be present a minimum of 3 hours weekly in office and may complete the bulk of the work off-site so long as communication during regular office hours is maintained with the office staff via digital means. A shared workstation is available part-time in the office for the Editor’s scheduled use.
As The Dance Current is a small, not-for-profit organization, the position involves a wide variety of responsibilities and the ideal candidate will enjoy working within a closely collaborative and responsive context. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
The successful applicant will be a visionary individual, capable of supporting the current programs of the organization through long-term growth. The Editor’s priority will be to maintain and develop the editorial excellence of the magazine, in print and online. They will possess:
How to Apply:
Individuals interested in applying should forward their résumé and cover letter, combined in one Word or PDF document to:
The Dance Current
15 Case Goods Lane, Studio #312
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
By e-mail: email@example.com (please make the subject heading Job Posting – Editor)
The Dance Current is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for applications – Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 5 pm
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Dance Current accepts letters of interest for editorial, sales, marketing or administrative internships year-round.
The Dance Current is currently accepting letters of interest for part-time editorial and administrative interns. The ideal candidate is resourceful and creative, will assist with research, office and website administrative and general support in the creation and preparation of content for our print and online platforms. The position requires at least 3 hours a week, either remotely or in office, is unpaid and makes for great work experience across The Dance Current media platforms.
For more information about our internship program or to apply, please contact our Production and Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-588-0850.
Ideas and article proposals are encouraged. Please contact the Editor, Kathleen Smith, at email@example.com to pitch your proposal or share your ideas for print or online. It is helpful if proposals address the subject of the piece, the point of view, the methord or treatment (i.e. interview, report, essay) and the proposed time for publication. Please also include a 50-word author’s biography.
Please note that it may take us several weeks to respond depending on where we are at in the production cycle. We will only contact you if we are interested in publishing the material. Your patience is appreciated.