Editor in Chief at Dance Media

March 21, 2022
Remote

Dance Media is looking for an editor in chief for Dance Magazine. The Dance Magazine eic is part of Dance Media’s senior leadership.

Dance Magazine is Dance Media’s flagship brand, inspiring and informing the dance field for more than 90 years. Through its robust ongoing digital transformation, including website, social channels, live and virtual events, as well as its print publication and more, the brand reaches students, professionals and dance lovers around the world. Written by accomplished journalists and active dancers, Dance Magazine tells the stories behind today’s most exciting artists and gives readers essential information on how the industry is evolving and growing.

Dance Media’s Vision, Mission and Values Statement

VISION: 

To inform, inspire and advocate for dancers and the greater dance world.

MISSION: 

To be the global leader in producing dance content of the highest quality that educates both dancers and nondancers, gives audiences exclusive insider access to the art form, and begins and deepens important conversations.

VALUES:

Integrity: We are journalists creating stories that are expertly researched, edited and written.

Equity: We aspire to be as diverse as the dance community itself, and to shine light on the injustices within and around it. We strive for a culture of fairness, respect and inclusion.

Passion: We eat, sleep and breathe dance as much as our readers do.

Community: We create spaces and opportunities for the dance community to learn, grow and celebrate together. We are committed to cultivating the broader dance landscape, and making dance a more sustainable profession for all involved.

Collaboration: We work with artists and dance experts from across the field, and deeply value their expertise. We aim to foster an internal culture where everyone’s voice is heard and valued.

Innovation: We are endlessly curious about what’s new in media and dance, and aspire to be on the cutting edge of both.

Responsibilities:

  • Shape all content for Dance Magazine
  • Consult on marketing materials — copy, creative, execution, development
  • Assign and edit feature stories, packages, profiles and service pieces, working closely with freelance writers and the DM team to brainstorm story ideas
  • Top edit all stories edited by other editors on the DM team
  • Define web strategy for DM, overseeing all social media, newsletters and other products on all platforms
  • Take on writing assignments as needed 
  • Collaborate with art department on photo shoots
  • Lead regular meetings to discuss content planning, concepts and events
  • Coordinate and host virtual events 
  • Spearhead programming for the annual Dance Magazine Awards and chair the selection committee
  • Represent the brand at industry events
  • Work closely with commercial team on product development and execution 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Digital marketing expertise
  • A deep knowledge of the dance industry
  • Exemplary writing and editing skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • A collaborative, creative spirit in working toward content and commercial goals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and self-manager, take initiative and possess leadership skills. They will be well-organized, know what makes for a good narrative, love a beautifully written sentence, and ready to jump in and immediately contribute to our deadline-driven team atmosphere. This is a remote/WFH position with some travel for event purposes. Salary up to 70k, commensurate with experience. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two clips or links to your published writing to [email protected] by April 8, 2022.