The New York Times is seeking a critic to write about dance at a moment when the art form seems more vital than ever – both on concert stages and in popular culture.
Candidates should have a deep knowledge of, and interest in, dance in all its variety, from ballet to modern to vernacular forms, and be able to write for general readers as well as specialists.
The critic will be responsible for performance reviews, of course, but must also be able to report and to write features, identifying what’s new, exciting and unusual on the concert stage and beyond. The critic will be a guide, helping readers to understand dance in all its forms and explaining its broader impact on culture and the world.
As The Times expands its audience, hoping to attract new subscribers, the critic must be open to experimenting with new, visually-driven story forms, be willing to collaborate with a large staff of editors, reporters, designers and fellow critics, and be open to engaging with readers.
This is a Guild position.
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.