Deputy Editor, Art Market
As Artsy Editorial’s Deputy Editor, Art Market, you will set the vision, strategy, and execution for Artsy’s Art Market vertical, further solidifying Artsy’s position as the daily, must-read source for news, insights, analysis, and opinion on the art market. You will lead the development and growth of existing- and new story types, products, and initiatives with the goal to illuminate and demystify the market for outsiders and provide need-to-know information on prices, trends, and livelihoods for art-world professionals, artists, and collectors. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, this role will chart the larger vision for how Artsy should be covering the art market, and will manage at least one report to start and further reports as the vertical grows.
At Artsy, covering the art market doesn’t mean just writing about the latest evening auction or global art fair (although we report on those, too). It’s the broader landscape of who gets shown and why; how artists and gallerists survive, or even thrive, in an age of growing inequality; what hidden rules and customs govern art market transactions, and how to navigate them; the secret histories and turning points that gave us the art market we have today; what the law has to say about censorship, property rights, and other aspects of creation; and how economics, politics, and foreign affairs impacts the art trade.
Our readers are everyone from artists looking for advice and inspiration in how to make their livelihoods more sustainable to people thinking of buying their first artwork to dealers who need to stay abreast of the most important trends shaping the art market.
Who we’re looking for:
You have an well-honed intuition of what art industry professionals want to read every day and are excited about and experienced with marrying that intuition with data to help inform story selection and packaging in order to have each story reach the widest audience possible.
You are attuned to the unique challenges facing individual galleries and the motivations of art collectors but are also comfortable discussing macro-economic trends and explaining how they might impact the art market. You have a keen eye for spotting art market trends before the competition and a strong appetite for parsing internal and external data sources to uncover those that might not be immediately apparent.
You are as excited about editing and writing longform features as you are short articles analysing items of breaking art market news. You’re comfortable pitching, assigning, writing, and editing under tight, daily deadlines, balancing your own writing with contributions from staffers and freelance contributors. And you have an established network of industry sources in the art world and a reliable stable of writers that uphold the highest standards of journalism.
Last but not least, you’re a natural collaborator and leader who’s passionate about joining a fast-growing startup that puts an emphasis on teamwork.
Some of our favorite stories in Art Market
- The Rapid Rise of Millennial Collectors Will Change How Art Is Bought and Sold
- Why the “Superstar Economics” of the Art Market Is Its Biggest Threat
- Do Women Dealers Represent More Women Artists?
The Art Industry
- Can Only Rich Kids Afford to Work in the Art World?
- Inside the New “Fortress” in New York City That’s Housing Millions of Dollars of Art
- How Jeffrey Deitch, Citibank, and Christo Created the Art Market as We Know It
- The Art World Needs to Ditch Its Big-City Snobbery
- Adrian Cheng Is Building a New Culture for Chinese Millennials—One Art Mall at a Time
- The Four Tribes of Art Collectors
- The Man Helping Dubai Pivot from Oil to Art
- Inside the $200 Million Expansion of America’s New Must-See Museum
- 6+ years of experience in a journalistic capacity within the art world or another luxury sector and 4+ years of experience in an editor role at a digital publication, assigning stories and designing a content calendar
- Proven track record leading and growing an Editorial vertical and related team while maintaining consistency and quality
- Proven experience as a lead editor, working with internal staff and outside writers to develop and package stories
- Experience using analytics to inform decision-making—on a per-story level and for greater programming
- People management experience, with high EQ and enthusiasm for managing reports
- Comfortable assigning and editing 4+ stories per week and writing one story per week, as well as working with the News editor on relevant contributions to art-market news stories
- Self-motivated and excited to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring that stories are being published on schedule while maintaining high quality
- Proven track record of strong collaboration with teams of diverse personalities, opinions, and viewpoints
This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé, work sample, and a cover letter here.
For your work sample, please include links to at least three recent stories you have written that would fall within Artsy’s coverage of the art market. Please also include at least three stories you would want to assign or write this month and one larger feature you would want to produce in the next quarter.
When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.
Artsy empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. Our mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world.
We partner with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest marketplace for art, transforming one of the last industries to fully embrace technology by creating a more accessible and connected digital landscape for art consumption.
Artsy is a company with a culture that naturally empowers its employees to do their best and most creative work. We are working to expand access to the art world, deepen passion and engagement with art and those who create it, and impact culture on a global scale. At Artsy, we envision a future where everyone is moved by art everyday.
At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.
WORKING AT ARTSY
Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.
Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.
People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.
Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.
Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.
Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.
Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.