Write For Broadway Baby

Broadway Baby is one of the leading arts publications in the UK. Our coverage started in reviewing and we have since expanded into interview and feature coverage.

Our reviewers are first and foremost experienced in the subject matter. To write for Broadway Baby you need to have some practical experience in arts performance; be that actor, comedian, writer, director or dancer. For instance, to really understand whether a show at the Edinburgh Fringe is good, it helps if you've been through it yourself. Appreciating the peculiar challenges of a festival and the audience expectations means you're ideally qualified to comment on whether it's worth the ticket price. The second most important quality of a Broadway Baby is the ability to write interesting and insightful copy about a show you'll probably only see once. And then be able to do that three or four times a day.

We use a sophisticated custom-written solution called Thistle to manage our operation. This not only allows us to manage the scheduling of thousands of shows, it also allows us to manage our team. Professionalism is paramount at Broadway Baby, and if we accept a press ticket we are duty-bound to provide the coverage we have promised. As such, first time reviewers with Broadway Baby go through a probationary period to ensure they meet the stringent standards of our style guide and – importantly – can be trusted to attend the shows they say they will.

All positions below are voluntary. If you're looking to get rich, you picked the wrong career in arts journalism – but we do offer genuine experience working to a style guide and deadlines that will prove valuable if you're planning to advance in this field. We also offer useful perks, particularly at the festivals where we will arrange full media accreditation for you and provide partner discount cards to make your experience just that little more affordable.

Below are the opportunities available. Click the name of the section to expand. Initially you should only apply for one position. After your probationary period is completed you'll be able to select new sections without re-applying.

Ongoing Recruitment

London

London's theatre scene is as diverse as it is vast. As a Broadway Baby reviewer you'll get to see everything from edgy Shakespeare to the annual Panto.

General Requirements

Our London reviewers should expect to see a minimum of one show a month, but as many as you want to select from Thistle.

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Reviewer

Reviewers are the lifeblood of the Broadway Baby operation. In London we cover everything from the smallest fringe shows to full scale West End productions.

New reviewers to the Broadway Baby team will initially go through a probationary period. You will be allocated an initial show for review and once that has been delivered and accepted by the editor you will have access to more shows through our scheduling system, Thistle.

As London is a large area, please let us know which part(s) of London you are able to cover in the notes.

Requirements

As a Broadway Baby reviewer you are expected to deliver a professionally-written review of a show within 24 hours of the show performance.

There is no word limit to reviews, but we expect a minimum of around three hundred words.