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Two editorial opportunities at The Art Newspaper in London

About the jobs

The Art Newspaper is looking for skilled, confident and experienced writers and editors to join the dedicated team of journalists in its London office for two new positions:

Partnerships Editor (TAN Studio)

The Partnerships Editor will play a key role in the creation and delivery of our specialist branded and sponsored content— from brainstorming and conceptualising creative ideas, to answering client briefs, to writing, editing and commissioning material. The Partnerships Editor will also play a key role on our Fairs team, helping to support the editorial team in it production of our global art fair content, and working closely with our Partnerships and Fairs Manager as required.

Specifically, the core tasks of the position include: planning and brainstorming sessions across Editorial and Commercial teams; helping to pitch creative ideas directly to clients; writing, commissioning and editing content; client liaison throughout the editorial process of key partnership projects; and project management, working closely with the Managing Editor to identify project teams and see projects through the production process. Additionally, you will develop a network of specialist freelance contributors. As part of our global operation, you will also work closely with our US office and across the international range of projects that we do.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Help conceive, write and pitch engaging branded content stories, supplements and projects (including, print, web, podcasts, video) to clients in the cultural and luxury sectors, with a focus on the visual arts world in all its manifestations (art market, museums and heritage, economics, artists, art world developments, art and luxury)
  • Handle all editorial-related logistics in regards to daily papers and projects produced at art fairs (forward planning, set and manage production schedule, ensure freelance staff are booked, keep track of overall budgets, liaise with printers when needed, etc)
  • Create social media campaigns and oversee online execution of partnership products
  • Employ newsroom standards and practices, including conducting on-the-ground interviews, identifying sources, sub/copy editing, proofreading and fact-checking.
  • Ensure that all branded content is in keeping with the values of The Art Newspaper, while meeting the client’s strategic aims.
  • Help develop and train a network of freelance writers (and/or editors) as required
  • Deliver branded content on time and within budget
  • Actively participate in regular commercial and editorial brainstorming and planning sessions
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in editorial, commercial, digital and subscription departments to consider and develop new partnership products and content strategies across digital and print media.
  • Help lead client meetings with commercial colleagues to present and pitch editorial findings, content concepts and works in progress, advising clients about TAN Studio’s best practices and values, and how they serve the client’s aims.
  • Help to identify new business opportunities and produce data-rich project evaluations in liaison with our Digital team.

Experience

  • Educated to graduate level in journalism, humanities or communications
  • Prefer an art history as well as an editorial background and a good network of commercial and editorial contacts
  • Experience reporting on the art world and related fields
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent editing experience in a journalistic role
  • Solid digital journalism experience, knowledge of CMS, SEO and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio/video experience a plus
  • Preference for candidates with some branded content experience
  • Good understanding of social media, distribution and the branded content landscape

Data Journalist

The Data Journalist should be an expert in the field of data collecting, crawling and scraping, as well as data reporting and analysis, possessing excellent journalistic instincts and skills. You will work on special data reports and data-driven projects, liaising closely with our teams across digital strategy, editorial, subscriptions and commercial partnerships. Your work will complement our unrivalled news service and reputation for in-depth analysis, ranging across the interests of the art world and digging deep into its business and performance.

You will also be a self-starter and ideas person, well-versed in all digital media, and you will have a passion for detail-oriented journalism, crunching numbers, statistical analysis and presenting complex information in a clear and visually stimulating way. You will also have the skills and confidence to lead editorially on data projects and oversee research teams when required.

Key tasks:

  • To produce bespoke data reports—around a client’s brief, or around key Art Newspaper projects— using statistical tools to identify significant data trends
  • To generate ideas for data-driven stories and how they might be developed and visualised, as well as gather, analyse and present clear data visualisations that will help our audiences understand our editorial coverage better
  • When appropriate, to make data available in a form that the audience can download and play with for themselves
  • To ensure that visualisations we produce in-house work well on as many platforms as possible

Required skills:

  • Experience in collecting and using data, numbers and statistics in journalism, including data-led stories and/or graphics
  • Ability to use data analysis and sourcing tools including scraping to identify a story through data
  • Experience in using visualisation software to create detailed and interactive visualisations
  • Ability to work in teams and individually to a tight deadline
  • Some knowledge of the business of the art world is a distinct plus

About The Art Newspaper

For 30 years, The Art Newspaper has been covering the world of art – and the world in which art happens. We bring you all the latest developments, but we also analyse the most significant events and trends, looking at how the international landscape of art and culture shapes – and is shaped – by politics, society, the economy, technology and the environment.

We serve an international audience, offering multi-channel access to breaking news, agenda-setting investigations and stimulating insights and opinion from around the globe.

With correspondents working in more than 30 countries, our expert, independent reporting makes us the most trusted resource for the art industry as well as for collectors, art advisers, policymakers, artists, museum professionals and those who enjoy visiting art fairs, gallery and museum shows. The Art Newspaper benefits from being part of an international network of titles with editorial offices in London, New York, Paris, Turin, Athens, Moscow and Shanghai.

CV Submission

Interested candidates should send a CV with covering email explaining your suitability for the role and salary expectations to e.sharpe@theartnewspaper.com. The Art Newspaper is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building an equitable workforce and promoting qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status and others who are under-represented in the cultural sector. Our application period will be open until we have a diverse and qualified pool of candidates.