Publications Manager, TCG Books

Theatre Communications Group

520 Eighth Avenue, 24th Floor
NY 10018


Jan 02, 2023


Dec 05, 2022

Publications Manager, TCG Books

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, seeks a Publications
Manager to join the TCG Books program. The Manager, who should be based in the New York
City area, will report to Erin Salvi, Co-Publisher, and work closely with all members of the TCG
Books team as well as TCG Books’ distributor, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution. The
Publications Manager functions as a key member of the Books department, assisting with a
variety of elements of production, publication, distribution, and sales for the TCG Books

About the Organization

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is committed to modeling, promoting, and advancing
anti-racist and anti-oppressive values to fulfill its mission to lead for a just and thriving theatre
ecology. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of
groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly
8,000 individual members; TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because
of theatre. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through
research, communications, and events, including the TCG National Conference, one of the
largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships to theatre
companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater
Initiative, TCG’s partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, serves as
the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute. TCG is North America’s largest
independent publisher of dramatic literature, with 19 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama on the TCG
booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®,
the essential source for a career in the arts. In all its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the
organizational efficiency of its Member Theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and
achievements of the field, and promote a more extensive public understanding of and
appreciation for the theatre. For more info, visit:

About TCG Books Department

The TCG Books department currently includes four staff members: two Co-Publishers, the
Senior Editor, and the Marketing Coordinator.
TCG Books is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America,
with over 450 titles in print. The book program commits to the life-long career of its playwrights,
keeping all of their plays in print. TCG Books believes that plays are literature, and deserve the
same care and attention as novels, short stories, essays, and other forms. Titles range from a
who’s who of contemporary playwrights, anthologies of culturally diverse plays, and resource
materials for theatre professionals. It has published the work of more than 235 playwrights and
other theatre professionals and sold over 4.5 million books since emerging as a publisher in
1984. Its authors have been awarded 19 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, numerous Tony Awards, and
one Nobel Prize for Literature, in addition to countless other national and international prizes. As
a publisher of new plays and emerging playwrights, TCG Books has a dual objective: to bring
new literary voices to public attention and to cultivate individual relationships with its
playwrights that nurture their careers.

Compensation, Benefits, and Other Information

The salary range for this position is between $55,000 and $62,000. TCG also covers 100% of
health insurance premiums. Additional benefits include ten vacation days, four personal days,
paid sick-time, and other company time-off and holidays. Other benefits include a collegial
environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance, personal and professional development
opportunities through Grow@TCG, free TCG books, and events for staff designed by TCG’s
“fun committee” to foster a warm, inviting, and friendly organizational culture.
Staff members also participate in mandatory year-round ED&I, accessibility, and anti-racism
trainings, as well as participating on various internal workgroups: TCG’s ED&I Workgroup,
BIPOC @ TCG affinity space, and Anti-Racist Learning and Action Affinity Space for White
TCG Staff.
While TCG is currently working remotely, this position requires residency within commuting
distance of New York City as in-person support will sometimes be needed, and this position may
be expected to travel to the office and event spaces.


What You Need for this Role

The Publications Manager should have a commitment to TCG’s mission, core values, and its
ED&I work within the workplace and in the field. They should be collaborative, resourceful, and
be able to work productively with a diverse staff. Outstanding interpersonal communication
skills and exemplary work practices are essential, as are strong attention to detail and
dependability. The successful candidate will be adept at working both independently and with a
team, and have a commitment to learning and growth for oneself and others.
In addition to their work with the TCG Books department, the Publications Manager will also
have a strong collaboration with the Marketing and Communications departments, as well as
TCG Books’ distributor, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, and TCG Books’ Partner
Publishers. In addition, the job requirements include:

• Strong commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity.
• 3-5 years experience in publishing, theatre, non-profit administration, or a related field.
• Excellent written and communication skills, as well as a strong editorial eye.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong knowledge of and interest in theatre, publishing, or both.
• Creative problem-solving skills, with a talent for refining and improving systems.
• Ability to work cross-departmentally and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office functionality, and ability to
learn new digital platforms and databases with relative ease.
• A sense of humor and good-natured attitude are strongly preferred.

What You Will be Doing

• Serve as primary liaison to Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, TCG’s distributor to
the book trade.
• Serve as primary liaison to TCG’s nine Partner Publishers (other drama publishers whose
books TCG distributes), including tracking and managing inventory, coordinating book
orders, and delivering quarterly sales reports.
• Manage metadata for nearly 3,000 active titles, and approximately 100 new TCG and
Partner Publisher titles each year.
• Prepare book files for eBook conversion, and coordinate eBook conversion and
• Coordinate all requests to reprint materials from TCG publications.
• Manage and update the TCG online bookstore.
• Execute special projects, including coordination of content for certain books.
Work with TCG Books and Marketing departments to help develop marketing strategies
for TCG titles and plan author events.
• Work closely with other TCG departments, including Advertising, American Theatre
magazine, Membership, Marketing, Institutional Philanthropy, Individual Giving, and
Business Office to handle books-related inquiries and projects.
• Assist with other tasks as necessary to ensure the smooth working of the team.






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