Editor in Chief
You are an inspiring leader who balances a love of content strategy and big-picture thinking with the day-to-day responsibilities of maintaining and evolving a daily digital publication. You come with journalistic rigor but understand and embrace new editorial environments and business opportunities. And you’re excited to lead the most-read online art publication to its next stage of growth.
Reporting to Artsy’s VP of Editorial and Creative, the Editor in Chief will collaborate with VP Editorial and Creative to set overall vision, strategy, and programming and work with section editors to translate data-informed, high-level content strategy into actionable programming. You will also work closely with the Director of Operations and Growth to determine operational needs, staffing, and resource allocation in alignment with vision and business goals. And you will collaborate closely with the VP Editorial and Creative on Artsy Editorial’s growth strategy in alignment with company-wide goals and mission.
This position will be both hands-on in working with lead editors to provide them with guidance and support for weekly and monthly programming, as well as play a hand in editing high-priority and investment features. The Editor in Chief will also lead Artsy Editorial in strategic thinking around how to best speak to our existing and target audiences through high-quality content across multiple verticals and subject areas.
About Artsy Editorial
Artsy Editorial’s mission is to inspire curiosity and create human connection and community through art. We do this by creating quality journalism that cultivates a passion for art, inspires Artsy audiences to harness their own creativity, and empowers them with information.
Our four sections are: Art, Art Market, Creativity, and Visual Culture. We also cover news as short-format stories in our news feed. A selection of our favorite stories include:
- Decades After ‘80s Art Stardom, Painter Mark Kostabi Is Still Hustling
- Inside the Library That Holds the World’s Rarest Colors
- When Georgia O’Keefe Went to Hawaii To Paint Pineapples for Dole
- The Perils of a Man Painting Naked Women in 2018
- These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward
- When Artists Turn to Craigslist
- Why “Las Meninas” Continues to Mystify
- What Makes an Abstract Expressionist Painting Good?
- How Bernini Captured the Power of Human Sexuality in Stone
- The Rapid Rise of Millennial Collectors Will Change How Art Is Bought and Sold
- Damien Hirst’s Latest Conceptual Feat? Painting the Canvases Himself
- Do Women Dealers Represent More Women Artists?
- Can Only Rich Kids Afford to Work in the Art World?
- 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
- Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes
- The Man Who Keeps Monet’s Famed Gardens Growing
- Olafur Eliasson on How Cooking Fuels His Art Practice
- The Morning Routines of Famous Artists, from Andy Warhol to Louise Bourgeois
- How to Teach Art to Kids, According to Mark Rothko
- Some People Can See Sound, or Taste Color. Does It Make Them More Creative?
- How to Market Yourself as an Artist
- Why Sally Mann’s Photos of her Children Can Still Make Viewers Uncomfortable
- 10 Photographers Who Have Told the Story of the U.S.–Mexico Border
- The Viral Instagram Account Changing Western Perceptions of Africa
- These Photographers Captured the Youth Culture of the Early 2000s
- The Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Desktop Background
- The Futurist Architect Who Inspired Blade Runner and Metropolis
- How Art Has Shaped Female Beauty Ideals throughout History
- How Frida Kahlo Became a Global Brand
- 8+ years of experience in a editorial capacity and 4+ years of experience in a senior management-level editor role at a digital publication
- Ability to develop and direct data-informed content strategy that spans a wide range of subject areas and delivers growth.
- Proven record leading an editorial organization and growing editorial teams both locally and in other cities/continents
- Proven record scaling digital audiences
- Proven people management skills and ability to coach editors towards a strategic mindset without micromanaging
- Keen eye for areas of future coverage, product development, and growth
- Proven experience developing and elevating features in collaboration with editors
- Experience building and retaining a team, including network of editors and writers to contribute and/or join the team in the future
- Proven record balancing big picture thinking with day-to-day calendar maintenance and long-term evolution of a fast-paced digital publication
This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. 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.