Write For Broadway Baby
During the Coronavirus outbreak we have turned off applications for festivals. You can still apply for our on-going positions, although like everybody else - we have no idea when things might restart

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.

1st – 31st Aug 2021 Applications Close: 23rd Jul 2021

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

The Edinburgh Festival is the largest arts festival in the world by some margin. Our coverage includes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Book Festival and International Festival as well as some of the emerging events including the Cocktail Festival.

As a writer for Broadway Baby you gain a number of valuable perks, apart from the free tickets to shows you are writing about. We have partner deals with some of the leading venues in Edinburgh which give you food and drink discounts and in some cases free standby access to shows while you're not working. We also organise full accreditation with the press office for all our contributors.

We manage our schedule through a custom-written tool called Thistle which matches your preferences to the thousands of shows available for features or review.

In exchange we ask for professional commitment and if you accept and allocation to see a show, you submit the copy we've requested within 24 hours. You'll also agree that if you take a ticket in Broadway Baby's name that the copy is submitted exclusively to us.

General Requirements

You should be available for at least one week of the festival. You have complete control over your availability via Thistle, allowing you to block out specific dates and times you are unavailable. This makes working with Broadway Baby an ideal choice for someone either performing at the festival or working with one of the venues who wants to see beyond their own show or venue.

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Reviewers are the lifeblood of the Broadway Baby operation. During August in Edinburgh our reviewing team is on average 100 in number, making it the largest fully-accredited reviewing team at the festival by a factor of at least three.

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.

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.

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Feature Writer

Feature writers find the stories at the festival. You'll be speaking to venues, producers, directors and actors to unearth what makes their stories interesting.

Unlike the rigid structure of reviewing, our feature writers have more scope to research an article. Our Features Editor will decide what needs coverage, but you'll have more free reign in the shape of the final copy. We may suggest something like a feature on solo shows at the festival and then it's up to you to find the spin on that topic.

Requirements

As a Broadway Baby feature writer you are expected to deliver professionally-written copy on any subject commissioned by the Features Editor.

If you accept a press ticket as part of your research then you are expected to give that show reasonable coverage in your copy.

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Section Editor

Our Section Editors manage a particular genre in the programme. They have control over scheduling reviews and ensuring the final copy that is published on the site is of acceptable standard. Part of the role is ensuring fair and balanced reviewing so that our critiques are neither unfairly harsh or overly gushing without a good reason.

Requirements

Section Editors are typically former reviewers with some experience of the Broadway Baby system.

Whilst being in Edinburgh during the festival may be a benefit, there is no hard-and-fast rule that says you can't achieve this role remotely.

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Sub Editor

Sub Editors perform a vital role for Broadway Baby in ensuring all copy follows our style guidelines and is of acceptable quality.

Requirements

Sub Editing is a flexible role which is perfect for someone unable to attend the festival, but still wants real experience of arts journalism as all tasks can be performed remotely.

1st – 31st Aug 2021 Applications Close: 23rd Jul 2021

Edinburgh International Festival 2021

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. Every year, the International Festival present a programme featuring finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

General Requirements

Only reviewers who have previously written for Broadway Baby will be considered for coverage of the International festival.

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Only our senior reviewers are invited to cover the Edinburgh International Festival

Requirements

You must have a CP rating of 500 or more to cover the International Festival

1st – 30th Jun 2021 Applications Close: 30th Jun 2021

Brighton Fringe 2021

The Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England.

As a writer for Broadway Baby you'll be working in a team of about 20, making us the largest publication coverage the Fringe.

We manage our schedule through a custom-written tool called Thistle which matches your preferences to the hundreds of shows available for features or review.

In exchange we ask for professional commitment and if you accept and allocation to see a show, you submit the copy we've requested within 24 hours. You'll also agree that if you take a ticket in Broadway Baby's name that the copy is submitted exclusively to us.

General Requirements

Ideally you will live in the Brighton area and be available as a minimum at evenings and weekends.

Positions Available
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Reviewer

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.

Ongoing Recruitment

Online

For online shows.

General Requirements Positions Available
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Reviewer

For online shows

Requirements
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.

Positions Available
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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.

Ongoing Recruitment

UK Regional & Tours

Covering the UK-wide from regional productions to full tours.

General Requirements

Please state which areas of the U.K. you are able to cover. 

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Reviewers are the lifeblood of Broadway Baby. You are our reader’s eyes and venue ambassadors. Our custom-written management tool, Thistle, will let you select shows and dates from the list of available shows and handle everything from ticket requests to your review publication. 

Requirements

There are no minimum requirements for our regional team. You only need to commit to delivering your review within 24 hours of the performance and following the guidelines set out in our contributors handbook. 

Ongoing Recruitment

Edinburgh

We don't just review shows in Edinburgh during August - we cover year round.

General Requirements

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

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Requirements

Ongoing Recruitment

Glasgow

There's a lot going on in Glasgow and you can help us cover it.

General Requirements

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

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Requirements

Ongoing Recruitment

Scotland

Outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow there's a lot of theatre to cover across Scotland.

General Requirements

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

Positions Available
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Reviewer

Requirements

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Editor

Requirements
Ongoing Recruitment

Brighton

Reviewers are the lifeblood of the Broadway Baby operation. 

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.

General 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.

Positions Available
You've already applied for this position

Reviewer

Requirements