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At the heart of English folk

English Dance and Song Magazine call for editor

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.

EDS Summer 1969 Front Cover

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.

To apply:

Please send expressions of interest in the form of a CV and supporting statement, including links to relevant previous work and three outline ideas for features you could commission for the magazine, to Tessa Norton, EFDSS’ Marketing and Development Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

For any questions or to request an informal chat about the post, please contact Tessa Norton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





National Youth Folk Ensemble

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