Job opening at Cleveland Plain Dealer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:24AM
Operations Manager

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland is seeking to fill an opening for theater critic, the job most recently held by Tony Brown and before him Marianne Evett.

The newspaper recently received approval to hire a new critic, according to Debbie Van Tassel, the assistant managing editor for features. Here is the announcement of the position and information on how to apply.

Seeking a full-time theater critic for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland,
Ohio’s largest newspaper and a Top 20 metro daily. Northeast Ohio is
rich in theater offerings, from PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland -
the second-largest performing-arts complex in the United States - to
cutting-edge professional companies and a robust community-theater
scene. The ideal candidate will have 8-10 years of daily newspaper
experience, including writing about theater, both as a critic and a
reporter. Hard-news background is a plus, as this beat generates a lot
of news, much as theater generates millions in economic activity for the
region. Enthusiasm for online journalism, from blogging to social media,
is essential. The Plain Dealer has a full staff of arts and
entertainment critics, and our features sections have won national
recognition. Please send resume and 5-10 clips showing your range to
Debbie Van Tassel, AME/Features, The Plain Dealer, 1801 Superior Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 44114; email

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