Publications Director

Early Music America, Inc

Explore the Past. Create Today. Inspire the Future.


Work Location: Remote

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Part Time
  • Remote
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021
  • Work Location: Remote
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $45,000
  • $45,000

Website EMA_Tweets Early Music America, Inc

Explore the Past. Create Today. Inspire the Future.

Early Music America is looking for an individual with experience in digital and print magazine editing and production, as well as social media, marketing, and communications skills, for the position of Publications Director.

Our external communications comprise our member magazine, EMAg, published three times per year; our website, with weekly articles, news, and reviews; our weekly E-Notes email newsletter; and active social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Location: Remote. The current EMA office is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The EMA team works remotely in different locations around the country.
Required Travel: One in-person board meeting a year (location varies)
Job Duration: Permanent, following six-month trial period

Minimum Requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
Experience: 3 years of writing/editorial/production experience
Demonstrable editorial skills and experience with scheduling procedures, design, production, and printing
Strong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines
Technical skills: demonstrated knowledge of/familiarity with WordPress, Slack, Zoom, or their equivalents.
Knowledge of classical music and the classical music industry; familiarity with early music a plus.
Outstanding interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal
Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a small, remote team
Outstanding project management skills.
Understanding of nonprofits and member/service organizations a plus
Understanding and strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

EMAg, The Magazine of Early Music Americaplan and commission content
write material as needed (articles, captions, etc)
manage images, supervise external designer
copyedit in collaboration with staff and volunteers
liaise with Assistant Director about advertising
oversee production and post-production

Online Content
Commission, Edit, and post online content to EMA website

Weekly Email Newsletter
Plan and produce weekly E-Notes newsletter

Social Media
Coordinate social media activity

Help provide direction to external and internal messaging

Other duties to be assigned as needed

This job qualifies as ¾ time and comes with a salary of $45,000/year (= $60,000 FTE). Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required. Benefits include paid time off and phone/computer allowance.

Application Deadline
Please submit the application materials no later than September 30, 2021

Submission Method
Please send application by email to Derek Tam, EMA Board President at with the subject line: PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR SEARCH. Please include the following:

Cover Letter
3-5 writing and/or publication samples. Please include URLs or PDF attachments.
Names and contact details for two potential references
No phone calls please.
All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

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