IAF Seeking Inaugural Inuit Editor-at-Large

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for an Inuit Editor-at-Large.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking an Inuit Editor-at-Large for the Inuit Art Quarterly to be an integral part of our editorial team. The Inuit Editor-At-Large is a key member, responsible for assisting with commissioning and editing the IAQ’s print edition and online stories and helping to ensure the IAQ’s content is balanced between artistic disciplines, geographic representation, contemporary and historic works and Indigenous-authored content. The Inuit Editor-At-Large’s main duties include commissioning and editing content, writing for print and online and working with the editorial team to identify artists for inclusion and to support writers throughout the editorial process.

Although the IAQ’s offices are located in Toronto, ON, the Inuit Editor-At-Large may work remotely. They may, however, be required to travel to the office through the course of the position.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the primarily responsibilities of the Inuit Editor-At-Large will be:

  • Preparing, researching and writing text, signed and unsigned for print and online;
  • Editing multiple sections of the magazine including line editing and fact checking, in collaboration with the editorial team;
  • To identify artists working in communities for inclusion across IAQ platforms (print, online and IAQ Profiles);
  • Assigning stories to freelance writers and artists, and bringing them through edits for print and online;
  • Supporting the editorial team on image research and securing artist permission;
  • Corresponding with artists, galleries and museums regarding fact checking;
  • Monitoring editorial style and working with the editorial team and copy editor to recommend amendments to the Inuit Art Quarterly style guide;
  • Writing other collateral for the IAF as required, including social media posts, artist biographies and other materials;
  • With the editorial team, setting the thematic and content calendars for the 2020 publishing cycle.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • Being connected and responsive to diverse Indigenous art communities and having a concrete understanding of the discourses surrounding art and culture, contemporary and historical;
  • Having the ability and enthusiasm to move between print and online platforms;
  • Having the proven ability to meet deadlines, manage projects and timelines successfully, and having the ability to clearly communicate with a team of professional writers, editors, artists and designers while managing competing deadlines and priorities;
  • Possessing outstanding editorial standards, integrity and judgment with a keen eye for storytelling;
  • Being passionate about working creatively with a diverse group ofcontributors from various experience levels and with a range of perspectivesincluding in-house and freelance staff and interns
  • Being comfortable working within Apple and Google environments, withproficiency in Microsoft Office and an ability and enthusiasm to learn newskills and media as required; and
  • Being a collaborative and supportive team member who will tangiblycontribute in the reimagining of processes and systems.

The ideal applicant will be an Inuk with writing and editing experience. Prior experience with magazine publishing and Inuit art will be considered a strong asset.

Status: Part-Time, One Year Contract with the option to renew. This position will require a commitment of an average of 5-10 hours a week, variable according to production timelines and to be determined in advance.

Salary: $20,000 annuallyInterested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and 1-2 page writing sample with the subject “Inuit Editor-At-Large” to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on November 30, 2018.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.