Mar. 16 2018
Call for Applications for Managing Editor
C Magazine is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to assume the role of Managing Editor. Download the full job call with Managing Editor’s responsibilities and duties listed by category.
Terms: Full-time, two-year contract, renewable
Hours: 30 hours/week, flex-time, 12 months of the year
Benefits: 4 weeks vacation
Salary: $39,000 annually
Start Date: April/May 2018
Ensuring that C Magazine meets its strategic goals and priorities, the Managing Editor (“Editor”) is responsible for overseeing the educational program, of which producing C Magazine is the primary activity. As the principal editor and manager of the editorial team, the Editor is accountable for the production of each quarterly issue through to the final press proof. They work closely with the Editorial Director (a part-time position) to fulfil the magazine’s editorial vision and shape its content, and with the Publisher to produce the magazine and its associated educational programs. As a key public representative, the Editor plays an essential role in developing C Magazine’s local and international profile and makes a valuable contribution to the record of Canadian and international contemporary art.
- The Managing Editor is responsible to the authority of the Board of Directors of C The Visual Arts Foundation and supervised by the Executive Director and Publisher (“Publisher”).
- The Editor supports C Magazine’s editorial vision and is accountable to the annual Editorial Plan; commissions articles, substantive edits, copy edits and proofreads, researches images and rights, coordinates the approval of galleys and the printer’s proof;
- Manages the editorial staff and interns; manages the editorial schedule and is accountable for all its deliverables; adheres to the publishing schedule; maintains editorial documents, records and contracts; manages and adheres to editorial and programming budgets;
- Participates in the development of the magazine’s identity; drafts and edits key marketing and communications material; moderates and participates in public events and online as a representative of C Magazine;
- Writes the artistic and educational program sections of grant applications and reports, and edits grants as required;
- Manages and delivers C Magazine’s public education programs, including events related to magazine content, supplementary publications, panels, lectures, workshops, the annual C New Critics Award, and editorial internships;
- Sits on the foundation’s Educational Program Committee to oversee the development of more extensive public education programs, such as symposia or youth programs, and participates in the delivery of these as time allows.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in art history or critical and curatorial studies, or closely related studies is required, or equivalent qualifications and experience relevant to the duties of the role
- Minimum 5 years combined art writing, writing for magazines and editing, related to contemporary art.
- Experience commissioning freelance writers and substantive editing is an advantage
- Minimum 3 years working in contemporary art institutions or related organizations, in areas of exhibition curation, program management or communications
- Significant current involvement in the non-profit sector and artist-run culture is preferred
- Evidence of working effectively with colleagues, board members, partners and the public
- Recognized experience in local and national art communities, with diverse networks
- Experience in the international art community with well-developed networks is preferred
- Productive working relationships with artists, writers and art world peers
- Experience writing successful grant applications and project proposals
- Experience in oversight of staff or volunteers
- Experience with hiring, motivating and developing a highly capable team is preferred
- Additional experience in working with collectors and donors is an advantage
Required Skills and Knowledge
- Superior writing and excellent substantive editing skills
- Extensive knowledge and engagement with discourses in contemporary Canadian and international art, in a range of media and disciplines
- Well-developed ability to research, gather and evaluate information
- Understanding of the application of strategic planning
- Advanced project management, planning and organizational skills
- Self-directed with proven ability to prioritize, assign and execute multiple tasks simultaneously and meet numerous ongoing deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including public speaking
- Ability to represent C Magazine publicly and within the professional visual arts sector
- Understanding of the important role of funders, sponsors and donors in the arts
- Knowledge of the management of staff and volunteer resources
- Knowledge of editorial guidelines and standards, including familiarity with the Chicago
- Manual of Style or Canadian Press Style
- Computer skills suitable for an Apple, Google Apps and Adobe environment
- Responsible, ethical and accountable
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and sound judgment
- Positive and professional, with a hands-on and constructive personal style
- Committed to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Creative, innovative and resourceful in developing and executing ideas and concepts
- A keen interest in advancing C Magazine’s mission and dedication to advancing the contemporary visual art sector in general
- Available to work occasional evenings and weekends as the schedule demands, and to attend community events as needed
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted as one pdf, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Search Committee.” Receipt of your application will be acknowledged, but late applications will not be considered. Include only the following in your application:
- Letter of interest (two pages maximum)
- CV (four pages maximum)
- Two writing samples (1000 to 2500 words)
- Two referees (name, position, telephone and email address)
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Expected interview date: March 24, 2018
Candidates will be selected for assessment based on their letter of interest, related to the job requirements, and on their CV detailing their background and experience. The assessment of candidates will include an interview, reference checks and an assigned substantive editing task. Candidates otherwise assessed as equal will receive priority for this hiring if they belong to an Employment Equity group. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
C Magazine welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. C Magazine is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation.
C Magazine’s office is at 401 Richmond St W, an accessible building.