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Double Reed Oboe Editor

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, and guide authors and reviewers from around the world in the creation of oboe-related materials for the journal
  • Edit and proof all oboe-related journal materials for clarity and content
  • Acquire journal cover art in collaboration with the Bassoon Editor and Journal Designer, including that which features women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.
  • Maintain consistent email communications with the Bassoon Editor, Journal Designer, authors, IDRS members, international colleagues, and members of the IDRS Board Maintain relationship with Associate Organizations’ editors and provide and request reprint permissions on behalf of IDRS
  • Develop and highlight content by, for, and about oboists, authors, and composers of African, Asian, Indigenous, Latinx, and Middle Eastern descent, ethnic minorities, and all people of color across issues of the journal.
  • Develop and highlight content by, for, and about LGBTQIA+ oboists, authors, and composers across issues of the journal.
  • Develop and highlight content by, for, and about women oboists, authors, and composers across issues of the journal.
  • Cultivate articles and reports on the work members of the double reed community are doing to foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in workplaces, performances, scholarship, and in the wider society.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator to share journal-related information with the IDRS membership
  • Participate in initiatives to promote and increase IDRS membership and journal readership
  • Make suggestions to the IDRS Board concerning IDRS-related issues and opportunities
  • Write at least one yearly report on the Oboe Editor’s work, to be presented to the IDRS Board

The successful candidate will be:

  • an oboist and/or English hornist
  • able to work collegially with a variety of authors and colleagues
  • committed to developing content that is useful and interesting to all IDRS members (avocational players, performers, students, teachers, etc.)
  • forward-thinking concerning the roles of both print and online publishing
  • detail-oriented
  • fluent in Microsoft Word
  • fluent in email and collaboration software (e.g. G Suite, Zoom, and Dropbox)
  • fluent with basic translation software (e.g. Google Translate)
  • able to write in a clear and engaging manner, confidently assess and correct issues in written English grammar, and edit while preserving the author’s voice
  • able to set and work with numerous deadlines
  • required to join IDRS upon accepting the position if not a current member

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resumé
  • Writing sample (500 word minimum, any prose genre)
  • Statement (as long or short as you like) discussing what you might like to change, add, or preserve about the publication as it currently exists. Please include within this section your thoughts on moving The Double Reed into a clear position of embracing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

This is a paid staff position with IDRS. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates must submit all of the above materials to short@idrs.org by October 6. On October 7, all candidates who have submitted their complete materials will be emailed a short draft article excerpt to be edited and returned to the search committee by no later than October 14.

The Search Committee is composed of a diverse array of double reed players from both within the IDRS leadership and the international double reed community. Please direct any questions or concerns to William Short (short@idrs.org), Chair of the Search Committee and IDRS Member at Large (Bassoon).

Finalists will be contacted for a phone/Zoom interview.

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