JOB POSTING: Editor
Date Posted: April 14, 2015
Application Deadline: May 8, 2015
Start Date: May 25, 2015
Compensation: $32,000 annually
Term: Contract – Full-time
The Dance Current is a niche consumer title published by the not-for-profit multi-platform education and media company Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média. We produce print, online and live content and programming that serves to educate the dance sector and the general public, cultivating literacy and critical discourse about the art, culture and practice of dance in Canada. We envision a Canadian public and a broad-reaching dance sector that are: critically engaged with dance art and practice as a part of the Canadian cultural experience, better able to appreciate dance/movement as cultural and aesthetic expression, literate in the current and historical context that shapes the field, alive with robust conversation, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. We aim to be the authoritative magazine leading and developing critical discourse and engaged conversation about the art, practice and culture of dance in Canada. We do this by commissioning, curating and publishing original Canadian content by dance artists, educators, scholars, writers and photographers, as well as arts and culture journalists and writers from beyond dance. The Dance Current is the only publication of its kind for dance in Canada, publishing a bimonthly print magazine and content-based website: thedancecurrent.com
The Dance Current is seeking an Editor. This is a full-time contract position, commencing May 25, 2015 and is the senior editorial position at the organization, reporting to the executive director and board. The Dance Current maintains a small, shared office space at 401 Richmond St. 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. Working collaboratively with the small team, the Editor curates, develops and edits all print and most online content, working 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 Publisher to set schedules, policies and procedures to meet the editorial goals within the financial resources available. The Editor works closely with the Online Editor to develop online content and ensure effective print-digital integration and cross-referencing. The Editor works with the Publisher, Online Editor, Executive Director and other editorial advisors and contributors to ensure effective and representative coverage of the field. The Editor manages editorial calendars, schedules, processes and production workflows, and ensuring communication among the editorial/production team, among other non-editorial organizational responsibilities. The Editor consults at regular monthly intervals with the executive director and board to discuss editorial strategy and objectives. Reporting to the Editor are several Regional Editors, a Translator, Copy Editor and Designer.
This is a full-time contract position requiring an average of 40 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 works primarily in the office but may complete some work off-site so long as communication during regular office hours is maintained with the office staff.
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
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (please make the subject heading Job Posting – Editor)
The Dance Current is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for applications – Friday May 8 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 part-time internships year-round. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills and is organized and detail oriented with an interest in dance, culture and publishing. Positions require at least three hours a week, either remotely or in office, are unpaid and make for great work experience across The Dance Current media platforms. The Dance Current engages with select universities for more full-time student placement internships.
For more information about our volunteer internship program or to apply, please contact our Managing Editor at email@example.com or 416-588-0850.
Ideas and article proposals are encouraged. Please contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.