Editorial Assistant [Toronto]

Editorial Assistant



Job Title:


Editorial Assistant




Inuit Art Foundation


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Toronto, ON


Application Deadline:




Job Start Date:



Date Posted:


14 June-2019





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$17.00 per hour, 35 hours per week


Job Description:



Application Deadline: June 28, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking an Editorial Assistant for the Inuit Art Quarterly
to be an integral part of our editorial team. An active member of the IAQ team, the
Editorial Assistant will support content development across platforms with a focus
on web. Reporting to the Editorial Director, this internship centres on the day-to-day
operations of web publishing, with a focus on content creation and emphasizes
proofing, editing, fact checking and writing.

The primary responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant will be:
• Preparing, researching and writing text for online;
• Writing artist profiles and conducting interviews for IAQ Profiles;
• Updating artists’ profiles on IAQ Profiles as needed;
• Image research and securing artist permissions;
• Corresponding with artists, galleries and museums regarding fact checking;
• Optimizing posts for SEO and, with the editorial team, analyzing website
analytics; and
• Writing other digital content as required, including but not limited to social
media posts, artist biographies, calendar entries and other materials.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:
● A background in journalism, art history, visual arts or related field;
● Previous experience in a media and/or cultural institution or non-profit;
● Exceptional attention to detail;
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
● Strong interpersonal skills;
● Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
● Proficiency with Apple environments, Google Suite, Microsoft
Office, Adobe Suite (particularly InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop), and
enthusiasm to learn new skills and media as required;

This position is open to students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or
graduates, within the past five years, of a post-secondary institution. It is also open
to individuals interested in changing careers. The successful applicant must be
legally entitled to work in Canada.

Contract Dates: 5 months
Hourly Wage: $17.00 per hour, 35 hours per week

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and a 1-2 page
writing sample with the subject “Editorial Assistant” to
hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on June 28th, 2019. Your interest in this
opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview
will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages
applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly
Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable
organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The Inuit Art
Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In
addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few
sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published
interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an
award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts
writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic and multi-vocal writing on the
contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.