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Festival Editorial Coordinator – Lincoln Center – New York, NY

Company: Lincoln Center

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time

Lincoln Center


Festival Editorial Coordinator




Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus.

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival is a New York institution and beloved summertime tradition encompassing dance, opera productions, film, and late-night recitals in addition to concert performances in David Geffen Hall by the Festival Orchestra. The White Light Festival is Lincoln Center’s annual exploration of music and art’s power to reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives. International in scope, the multidisciplinary festival offers a broad spectrum of the world’s leading instrumentalists, vocalists, choreographers, dance companies, and directors complemented by conversations with artists and scholars and post-performance White Light Lounges.

Lincoln Center seeks a temporary, seasonal Festival Editorial Coordinator with both editorial skills and passionate interest in the performing arts to help prepare Playbill programs for the Mostly Mozart and White Light Festivals. This person will work closely with the Senior Editor; edit artist bios and correspond with artist managers; proofread programs; help circulate multiple proofs and collate edits on a tight publication schedule; and additional duties as needed. Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks on deadline and keep track of multiple projects. Editorial experience and interest in the performing arts is preferred. Job will involve editing, fact-checking, and proofreading.

Approximate Dates of Assignment: Mid-May to mid-November, 2020


  • Gather and prepare program materials, including artist biographies, rosters, photos
  • Assist with editing programs and circulating proofs
  • Correspond with artist managers
  • Assist with proofreading and fact-checking
  • Additional duties as needed


  • 1-3 years of experience in a writing and editing focused role
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization abilities
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to change
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and keep track of multiple projects
  • Interest in the performing arts, writing, and journalism; interest in classical music and multi-genre performance strongly preferred
  • Strong facility with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat


Please submit a resume with your application.

Internal candidates should submit an application via the employee portal.

It is the policy of Lincoln Center to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership/union status, familial or caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposition, or carrier status, unemployment status, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.


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