alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage – Canada’s only professional journal dedicated to the intersections of politics, cultural diversity, social activism and the stage is calling for applications for the position of editor-in-chief
alt.theatre is a professional journal published quarterly by Teesri Duniya Theatre. The Editor-in-chief reports to the Board of Teesri Duniya Theatre and is responsible for all aspects of the editorial content of the magazine, including writing editorials, ensuring a steady stream of submissions, managing the receipt and assessment of articles, making final decisions regarding revisions and intention to publish, overseeing copy editing and graphic layout, and ensuring that the magazine is published on schedule. An editorial board assists the editor in identifying, soliciting, and vetting content. The Editor-in-chief also works in partnership with alt.theatre’s project coordinator on grant writing, advertising, revenue strategies, pricing, costs, and circulation management. The position offers considerable opportunity for the development of a unique editorial vision and voice. The ideal candidate will have superior writing and editing skills, strong connections to culturally diverse theatre artists and practices in Canada and abroad, and a deep interest in building upon the solid intellectual and aesthetic foundations already established by alt.theatre. This is a one-year initial appointment subject to longer term renewal. Affiliation with a university is not
required, although the institutional support provided by such a position would be an asset. The Editor-in-chief may serve from any location; residency in Montreal is not required. The position allows for a flexible, part-time work schedule, averaging 8-12 hours per week.
alt.theatre is Canada’s only professional journal dedicated to the intersections of politics, cultural plurality, social activism and the stage. It is essential reading for artists, activists and academics; a cross-section of voices, people and places. alt.theatre is a hybrid publication; a journal that acts like a magazine to inform, entertain, provoke, and enlighten.
Founded in 1998, alt.theatre is published quarterly by Teesri Duniya Theatre – an intercultural theatre company with a mandate to produce socially-engaged theatre that reflects Canada’s social and cultural diversity. alt.theatre is indexed in the MLA international bibliography.
The deadline to apply is January 13, 2016. Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview in late January, and the hiring decision will be announced in early February 2016. The editorship changeover will take place over the course of February and March 2016.
Applications should include a resume and a detailed letter of application addressing related skills, experience, abilities, as well as editorial interests and the candidate’s vision for the journal.
Please send applications to search by January 13, 2016.