Director of Communications
Artsy is looking for a Director of Communications to help design and execute external communication strategies for Artsy with a focus on press relations and speaking engagements.
The Director of Communications will lead all efforts pertaining to Artsy’s press strategy and external communications, including speaking engagements for Artsy’s key executives. This experienced Communications executive will collaborate with senior stakeholders at Artsy to craft messages and narratives, secure successful interactions with press and coverage opportunities, maintain and grow press relationships and altogether raise Artsy’s company profile in the art, technology and business spheres.
This position reports directly to the Head of Marketing and is a key leader within the marketing team. The Director of Communications will partner closely with other marketing team members, with special emphasis to the Brand and Product Marketing team. In addition, this senior executive will interface with all Artsy’s business units in crafting and executing communication strategies to address their specific business needs. The Director of Communications will manage one person (Marketing Associate), but will have a sphere of influence that is far reaching within the executive layer of the company. This new team member will join Artsy at a very exciting juncture, after a successful Series D round, and preceding impactful innovations planned on our roadmap for 2018.
- 10+ years of Communications experience, with emphasis in press relations
- Experienced and comfortable proactively pitching journalists; agency experience a plus
- Strong and proven relationships with a wide network of tech and business press
- Solid understanding of the art market; relationships with a network of art press a plus
- Superb verbal and written communication skills
- Strong strategic ability to confidently recommend and architect the right approach for each opportunity
This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.
We think of Artsy less as a business with employees, and more as a community of people who have chosen to work together towards a common goal, and who share a common set of values.
Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Our vision is a world where art is as popular as music. We are a resource for art collecting and education.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.
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
In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, 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.