Thursday, September 26, 2013

Goodman Theatre seeks Publications Coordinator

 Heard it though the grapevine: Goodman Theatre is looking for a Publications Coordinator

Reports to: Marketing and Public Relations

• 2-5 years experience in marketing, publications or related field
• excellent writing, editing and copy proofing skills
• excellent communication and organizational skills
• computer skills
• theater background a plus

• Co-Editor, Project Manager, and Contributing Writer of OnStage magazine, published 5 times per season: write original articles, edit, research, proofread, fact-check, acquire images and secure image copyright
• Three in-depth e-newsletters published monthly: write, edit, research, proofread, fact-check original editorial and conduct artist interviews for divergent audiences
• Theater website, microsite, and blog: write, edit, research, proofread, fact-check original editorial
• Develop content in a variety of multimedia formats, including podcasts, YouTube videos, audio-visual slideshows, and new media platforms
• Create and enforce production schedules and deadlines for all print and online materials
• Serve as liaison for graphic designers, marketing staff, development staff, press staff, artistic staff, upper management, and printers
• Compile, edit, proofread Playbill for every production
• Research, select, and negotiate rights and permissions for images used company-wide for a variety of purposes
• Proofread and edit of all Goodman-produced communications materials
• Assist in trafficking/approval process of selected printed materials
• Other responsibilities, as directed.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter, resume and salary history to or fax them to 312-553-7234.  Please indicate in cover letter how you heard about this open position.

No phone calls, please.
Karen here: I think the Goodman does important, crucial work on many levels.

Eldridge Shannon (upper and lower left) helped create and perform the
Domino Effect
during the Summer of 2009 with other young thespians
at the Goodman. That's Willa Taylor, lower right. She's Goodman’s director
of education and community engagement, a good woman.

This I know and believe, as stated by the Theatre in Chicago website:
Goodman Theatre, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions.
" full voice to a wide range of artists and visions": Something we should all find a way to support.

My pseudo-nephew Eldridge Shannon, and alum of Skokie's Urban Beat Dance, participated in a summer program at the Goodman in 2009 that has been pivotal to his life and career.

The Goodman partners with the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago (an organization I've been active in for more than 13 years) to offer the Cindy Bandle Young Critics Circle. That program is pivotal to those young woman and the journalists that work with them.

There are some smart and generous people working there. I envy the person who gets this position.