Job Opportunity: Editor, Visual Arts News Magazine

Visual Arts News is seeking an Editor

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Visual Arts News is the only magazine dedicated to contemporary visual art in Atlantic Canada. Published three times a year in May, September and January, every issue includes engaging essays, profiles, reviews, and in-depth features on issues facing arts professionals. Celebrating 40 years of publishing, Visual Arts News is one of the oldest art magazines in Canada and has recently expanded to offer web features, artist pages, online exhibition listings, and podcasts. Written in a clear and sophisticated style by some of the most talented arts writers on the East Coast, Visual Arts News reflects the diversity of geographic and cultural communities across the Atlantic region.

In consultation with the Editorial Committee, the Editor is responsible for developing magazine content. In conjunction with the Publisher, the Editor coordinates all aspects of publication development, and pre-press preparations, including story and image selection, and copy editing. The Editor works closely with the Art Director and freelance writers, and is responsible for surveying and keeping abreast of significant developments in the visual arts both locally and abroad.

Background requirements
The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree in the arts, or equivalent experience, excellent writing, editing and speaking skills. Knowledge and interest in the visual arts in Atlantic Canada and beyond is a requirement. Journalism and/or communications experience an asset.

As the lead individual in the production of the magazine, the Editor should have strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills and be able to work independently to deadlines. Knowledge of design and related printing processes are an asset. The Magazine Editor reports to the Publisher.

This is a freelance contract position starting September 2018. $1700/per issue. Submissions should include cover letter, résumé and two writing samples, such as articles or essays.

Please forward to:
Search Committee
Visual Arts News
Subject line: Editor Application

Submission deadline: August 19, 2018.