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.