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Job Title: Publications Manager, TCG Books
Company Name: Theatre Communications Group
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/05/2022
Expire Date: 02/05/2023
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Publications Manager, TCG Books
Publications Manager, TCG Books

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, seeks a Publications
Manager to join the TCG Books program. The Manager, who should be based in the New York
City area, will report to Erin Salvi, Co-Publisher, and work closely with all members of the TCG
Books team as well as TCG Books’ distributor, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. The
Publications Manager functions as a key member of the Books department, assisting with a
variety of elements of production, publication, distribution, and sales for the TCG Books
program.

How to Apply

Please include “Publications Manager, TCG Books” in the subject line and email résumé, cover
letter, 2-3 references, and a relevant writing sample (no more than 2 pages, can be an excerpt of a
longer piece of writing) in a single attached file to job@tcg.org. All materials must be sent via
email. No phone calls! We will respond only to those resumes in which we have interest.

Application Deadline

Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as they’re able to. Materials will be
reviewed as they are received on an ongoing basis through December 2022.
TCG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and
inclusion (ED&I) in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. At TCG, we believe
that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the U.S.’s broad diversity and are vital assets
that enrich the programs and services TCG provides for the theatre field. We respect the
intersectionality of identities and are committed to EDI in our work and workplace. We strongly
encourage candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC),
LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to
apply.
Qualifications & Requirements
What You Need for this Role

The Publications Manager should have a commitment to TCG’s mission, core values, and its
ED&I work within the workplace and in the field. They should be collaborative, resourceful, and
be able to work productively with a diverse staff. Outstanding interpersonal communication
skills and exemplary work practices are essential, as are strong attention to detail and
dependability. The successful candidate will be adept at working both independently and with a
team, and have a commitment to learning and growth for oneself and others.
In addition to their work with the TCG Books department, the Publications Manager will also
have a strong collaboration with the Marketing and Communications departments, as well as
TCG Books’ distributor, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, and TCG Books’ Partner
Publishers. In addition, the job requirements include:

• Strong commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity.
• 3-5 years experience in publishing, theatre, non-profit administration, or a related field.
• Excellent written and communication skills, as well as a strong editorial eye.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong knowledge of and interest in theatre, publishing, or both.
• Creative problem-solving skills, with a talent for refining and improving systems.
• Ability to work cross-departmentally and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office functionality, and ability to
learn new digital platforms and databases with relative ease.
• A sense of humor and good-natured attitude are strongly preferred.

What You Will be Doing

• Serve as primary liaison to Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, TCG’s distributor to
the book trade.
• Serve as primary liaison to TCG’s nine Partner Publishers (other drama publishers whose
books TCG distributes), including tracking and managing inventory, coordinating book
orders, and delivering quarterly sales reports.
• Manage metadata for nearly 3,000 active titles, and approximately 100 new TCG and
Partner Publisher titles each year.
• Prepare book files for eBook conversion, and coordinate eBook conversion and
distribution.
• Coordinate all requests to reprint materials from TCG publications.
• Manage and update the TCG online bookstore.
• Execute special projects, including coordination of content for certain books.
• Work with TCG Books and Marketing departments to help develop marketing strategies
for TCG titles and plan author events.
• Work closely with other TCG departments, including Advertising, American Theatre
magazine, Membership, Marketing, Institutional Philanthropy, Individual Giving, and
Business Office to handle books-related inquiries and projects.
• Assist with other tasks as necessary to ensure the smooth working of the team.
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Contact Information
Company Name: Theatre Communications Group
Contact Email:job@tcg.org
Company Description:
About the Organization Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is committed to modeling, promoting, and advancing anti-racist and anti-oppressive values to fulfill its mission to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 8,000 individual members; TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through research, communications, and events, including the TCG National Conference, one of the largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG’s partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute. TCG is North America’s largest independent publisher of dramatic literature, with 19 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its Member Theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a more extensive public understanding of and appreciation for the theatre. For more info, visit: www.tcg.org. About TCG Books Department The TCG Books department currently includes four staff members: two Co-Publishers, the Senior Editor, and the Marketing Coordinator. TCG Books is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America, with over 450 titles in print. The book program commits to the life-long career of its playwrights, keeping all of their plays in print. TCG Books believes that plays are literature, and deserve the same care and attention as novels, short stories, essays, and other forms. Titles range from a who’s who of contemporary playwrights, anthologies of culturally diverse plays, and resource materials for theatre professionals. It has published the work of more than 235 playwrights and other theatre professionals and sold over 4.5 million books since emerging as a publisher in 1984. Its authors have been awarded 19 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, numerous Tony Awards, and one Nobel Prize for Literature, in addition to countless other national and international prizes. As a publisher of new plays and emerging playwrights, TCG Books has a dual objective: to bring new literary voices to public attention and to cultivate individual relationships with its playwrights that nurture their careers.
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