Visual Intern (Winter/Spring 2018)
Within our mission to make art accessible to anyone with an internet connection, Artsy Editorial tells the stories around art and artmaking, with the end goal of creating exciting, engaging, and educational content and dialogue around the art world. With that in mind, we are looking for self-motivated individuals to help us achieve this goal.
The successful intern will play an integral part in Artsy Editorial’s growth and our goal to produce journalism that pushes the conversation around art forward.
The Visuals Intern will focus primarily on image research and securing the visual assets for our content. We are looking for someone with a strong eye for images and a passion for finding the best options to illustrate a story. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, undaunted by handling multiple projects and moving pieces at the same time, a clear and professional communicator, and an expert in Photoshop. HTML skills are a plus.
In this role, you’ll work primarily with our Features Producer as well as in collaboration with various writers and editors to ensure that their stories are paired with the most compelling visuals. In addition, you will also contribute to diligently fact-checking articles and be given the opportunity to write when appropriate.
Our desired candidate will have a background in journalism, experience working at an arts or culture publication, and/or a background in art history, as well as exceptional project management skills. You are passionate about online publishing, spend most of your time thinking about the possibilities of how stories can be told visually online and know how to make that happen. You feel very comfortable undertaking extensive independent image research know how to conduct image outreach to find the best possible assets for a story.
Lastly, you are a strategic thinker, a proactive problem-solver, a confident and thoughtful writer, and a strong collaborator who is excited be part of a dynamic, close-knit editorial team, and you get a thrill out of working in a fast-paced environment.
The Editorial Internship is based at our HQ in downtown Manhattan and is a full-time, paid position. The internship will run for approximately six months.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, your CV, and three short art-related writing samples under 500 words each and journalistic in style (please no academic papers!) here.
Artsy is a global platform for collecting and discovering art.
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 empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. We partner with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest marketplace for art, enabling the growth of the entire art market by effectively connecting supply and demand at a global scale.
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.