For the last few years, I've been occasionally writing for Art New England -- and I've always enjoyed the experience. It's a niche magazine, but one that is dear to the hearts of many artists and visual arts readers. The magazine is undergoing a leadership change and looking for a new chief. Here's the skinny for those looking to lead a magazine and work for (I assume, based on fees to writers) labor-of-love wages.
Editor-in-Chief Art New England
New Venture Media seeks an Editor-in-Chief to lead, develop, and direct all editorial functions for Art New England, a bimonthly contemporary art magazine. The position includes strategic, long-term brand development and content planning; day-to-day editorial oversight; developing, assigning, editing, and writing content for the magazine and website; content acquisition, selection, and preparation; day-to-day management of staff members; works with art director, production, sales staff, and publishers; cultivate relationships with museum directors, curators, gallerists, and artists; attend art shows, lectures, and special events; and provide the sales department with assistance in areas that require editorial input. The Editor-in-Chief will have overall responsibility for ensuring effective and timely delivery of a high-quality magazine.
Oversees editorial content. Generates and obtains original content, ensuring stories are well-written, thoughtful, and engaging. Develops an editorial calendar.
Supervises the daily activities of the publication's staff. Schedules and manages work load. Oversees and evaluates the staff's daily operation. Interviews and works with interns.
Cultivates a pool of exceptional freelance writers. Assigns stories to both staff and freelance writers. Works with writers on story development, direction, style, and revision.
Writes and edits copy, headlines and photo captions; fact checks; proofreads; and performs page corrections. Oversees entire production process, ensuring all deadlines are met until final product is uploaded to printer.
Provides input on page design and cover photo selection; assists in acquiring images and captions.
Guides editorial content of Art New England's website and writes content for blog. Supervising updates and changes of website as needed.
Stays current with museum and gallery shows, art trends, art news, and museum changes, and items of interest to readers.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, writing, or art history. A minimum of 5 years editorial experience with some supervisory experience as a newspaper or magazine editor. Must possess exemplary editing, writing, organizational, and time-management skills, and must be detail oriented. Must have a strong interest and/or background in contemporary fine art. Must have experience using Chicago Manual of Style and ability to adapt to Art New England's editorial style. Familiarity with WordPress desired.
A candidate who is interested should send a resume to Rita Fucillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.