EFDSS’ membership magazine, English Dance and Song (EDS), is seeking a new editor to start this Winter.
Currently publishing four times a year (March, June, September and December), EDS goes to a loyal base of more than 3000 subscribers.
The editor will commission writers for stories, and write/compile listings and news pages. They will work closely with the EFDSS Marketing team to ensure the organisation’s work is covered, in addition to commissioning a range of features, articles, music reviews and interviews of interest to the broader folk music and dance world. The editor will take the lead on picture research and editing.
EDS has historically placed an emphasis on traditional music, dance and song, and has covered both professional folk musicians and also participatory activities. We are keen to highlight the continuing relevance of historical traditions and practices, and to make folk accessible to a wide audience.
Detail from the front cover of Summer 1969 EDS Magazine
The new editor will be invited to work closely with the EFDSS Marketing Director and Chief Executive to discuss the future direction of the magazine and how this fits with EFDSS’ Marketing generally. They will work with the EFDSS marketing team to input into the budgets and financial model of EDS, including advertising, potential inserts, pagination, design, etc. There will be opportunities to discuss creative suggestions and editorial direction from the outset.
Fixed fee of £650 per issue.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 28th September. Interviews will be held in London in the week commencing 5th October.
Information about back issues can be found at http://www.efdss.org/efdss-join-us/english-dance-and-song