Please note that this ad has now expired

Freelance Zine Editor

Freelance Magazine Editor

£2000 for first issue

Application deadline: February 25th 2019

Siobhan Davies Dance is inviting expressions of interest to edit our bi-annual magazine Material.


Material aims to add to the body of discourse on dance, building on our track record of publications including Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum and the catalogue for material / rearranged / to / be which were produced by the organisation.


We need an editor who can use innovative methods to help us tell our story and raise the profile of the artists we support as the organisation evolves into the future by identifying points of interest in our own programme and the wider sector. The editor will work with the artistic team to determine content plans for each issue, commission contributions from artists and commentators and lead the design, production and distribution process. We welcome expressions of interests from individuals with experience of print and digital editing in an arts context or from artists working in our sector who have proven experience of writing and publishing as part of their practice.


We are an artist-led organisation that advances the most compelling dance and choreography being made today. We connect artists and audiences through investigative, collaborative and interdisciplinary artistic activity at our studios and beyond.


Founded in 1988 by pioneering choreographer Siobhan Davies, Siobhan Davies Dance is an artist-led organisation that advances the art forms of dance and choreography. We connect artists and audiences through investigative, collaborative and interdisciplinary artistic activities at our studios and beyond.


The RIBA award-winning Siobhan Davies Studios opened in 2006 establishing a permanent base for the organisation to create new work and support independent artists. The Studios are a vibrant arts space in central London which hosts a programme of exhibitions, performances, participation projects and new commissions from leading contemporary artists.


This is an exciting time for Siobhan Davies Dance artistically and organisationally, as we proceed with carrying out the objectives of our business plan. Our team looks forward to welcoming new members to support innovative ways of achieving our ambitions. We are seeking to ambitiously reimagine the way we work by deepening and expanding the role of artists alongside Siobhan Davies in the artistic leadership of the organisation.





How to apply:


This is a freelance opportunity to work with us on the production of one issue of our magazine with the potential to continue to work on future issues.  Copies of our first issue are available at the studios, or you can email to request one.


The engagement is available at £2,000 for the first issue, with the potential for extension of the agreement to future issues, subject to negotiation.


Please send a CV outlining your relevant experience, a relevant sample of your previous writing and/or editorial work, and a brief statement detailing your interest and how you would approach this role, including how you would develop the magazine in the short and long term to


The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 25 February 2019 at 10.00am, and we will invite successful candidates to our Studios for a conversation during the week beginning 4 March.    


Siobhan Davies Dance is funded by Arts Council England, London

Registered charity nº.1010786

Siobhan Davies Dance is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Siobhan Davies Dance

London SE1 6ER

Contact details
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
0207 091 9650