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Managing Editor Position Overview

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 8th. Please submit a brief introduction and resume to jameson@bostonartreview.com 

Boston Art Review is currently seeking a managing editor to assist with the production of editorial content for the twice-annual print publication, as well as support in business development and other administrative needs. 

About the Team

Boston Art Review is committed to publishing diverse perspectives from underrepresented voices. In turn, our editorial team should reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We prioritize inclusivity and intersectionality, we are non-hierarchical, and we operate with an artists-first approach. 

Boston Art Review is composed entirely of volunteers. We are actively fundraising to support the compensation of team members, and promote a culture of financial openness between team members and our community. Despite the lack of monetary compensation, we will actively work with you to ensure all team members are getting what they need from this work. 

Breakdown of Responsibilities

READING AND EDITING 

1 hour / week during “off season” and 10 hours / week during print production cycle (6-8 weeks twice per year) 

  • Work with editor-in-chief and copy edit team to read all articles in the magazine and edit for clarity, concision, and content as needed.
  • Read weekly newsletter to ensure correct linkage, clarity, concision, and more.
  • Serve as lead editor for a few stories per issue, and read all galleys and PDFs upon story completion.
  • Work with editor-in-chief to organize editorial processes, ensuring articles are in their proper folders and status of each story and necessary read order is clear, established, and understood.

EDITORIAL PRODUCTION / PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1 hr/week during production cycle (6-8 weeks twice per year) 

  • Create internal Google Doc file structure for articles upon identification of stories per issue, and update Editor’s Checklist to ensure all stories are accounted for.
  • Collaborate with Editor-in-Chief to assess progress on article production every week.
  • Collaborate with Editor-in-Chief to identify articles close to completion and move them along to Design.

ADVERTISING / BUSINESS OPERATIONS

8 hours total per issue 

  • Manage internal list of subscribers by using information from BigCartel platform.
  • Support Editor-in-Chief in managing the contract process.
  • Support advertising program by identifying potential advertisers, conducting outreach, and preparing invoices and processing payment as needed.
  • Assist with event planning and post-publishing distribution.

Who you are 

  • You possess strong organizational and communication skills and have experience managing people and complex projects with tight deadlines. 
  • You are passionate about and/or interested in learning about Boston’s contemporary visual art community. 
  • You have some journalism experience, ideally writing and/or editing in the arts. 
  • Some exposure to print production timelines and processes is a plus.
  • You are interested in learning more about the business of running an independent magazine. 
  • You are interested in local creative communities and fostering relationships with key artists and stakeholders in Boston. You are excited at the prospect of initiating connections between artists, writers, designers, curators, and scholars within the field. 
  • You are motivated, a self-starter, never afraid to ask a question, and always comfortable speaking your mind. 
  • All experience levels are welcome—while a degree within the arts or journalism is great, we love working with individuals who possess experience from a range of fields and/or outside of academic institutions. Ultimately we are searching for individuals who bring unique perspectives to our team.

Decisions will be made without regard to race, gender identity, religion, age, ability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the United States. However, BIPOC+, ALAANA+, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Boston Art Review‘s team is always growing. If this position does not suit your fancy but you’re interested in getting involved, please drop us a line!