Apollo

Jobs

Apollo currently has vacancies for a Digital Editor and an Editorial Assistant

Digital Editor

Apollo is seeking to recruit a digital editor to join its dynamic editorial team. This is a senior position and an exciting opportunity to work at one of the world’s most prestigious art magazines, to manage and develop the editorial content of its highly regarded website and to grow Apollo’s online audience.

Main Tasks and Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with Apollo’s other editors to commission articles for the website from a range of Apollo contributors, as well as introducing new writers to the magazine.
  • Managing the daily online publication schedule under the guidance of the editor (currently two posts per day, including republished print content). This includes overseeing the publication of articles commissioned and edited by other Apollo editors.
  • Editing articles for the Apollo website (one or two per day, depending on editorial workflow).
  • In collaboration with the production team, managing and creating Apollo’s three weekly newsletters
  • Managing the online editorial budget to cover contributor payments and image fees.
  • Overseeing Apollo’s social media accounts regularly to maintain the magazine’s web presence and increase traffic to the website (Twitter and Facebook; some Instagram). Managing the assistant editor and editorial assistant’s updating of social media accounts.
  • Writing regularly for Apollo in print and online.
  • Working with production, marketing and commercial teams to fulfil and develop Apollo’s digital strategy, including working to grow digital subscriptions and deliver digital content in collaboration with Apollo’s partners where relevant.
  • Representing Apollo at press previews and other press events.

Key Skills and Knowledge 

  • 2–3 years’ experience of working as a digital editor
  • Experience in arts journalism or publishing
  • Experience of editing articles for publication.
  • Ability to write eye-catching and appropriate headlines and standfirsts
  • Experience of working with an online CMS system.
  • Knowledge of social media strategy (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
  • The ability to work as part of an editorial team.
  • Detail-oriented; understands the importance of meeting deadlines.
  • Takes ownership and initiative.
  • Willingness to take direction and work in close collaboration with the magazine’s editors and writers.
  • Able to multi-task and adapt easily to change and changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • A demonstrable interest in visual arts and the art world.

To apply, please email a current CV to jobs@apollomag.com, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Please also include your current salary and, if applicable, your notice period.

The deadline for applications is 4 January 2022. If you have not heard from us by 18 January, please assume that you have not been selected for an interview.

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Editorial Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Apollo magazine for an editorial assistant. This is an opportunity to work at one of the world’s most prestigious art magazines.

The post involves a wide range of research and editorial tasks. Applicants should have excellent written and communication skills, and a demonstrable interest in both the history of art and the contemporary art world. Some experience of working at an arts magazine or in arts publishing is preferable.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Picture research and obtaining image and copyright permissions for features, columns, reviews, and online articles, as well as for supplements published by Apollo.
  • Research and writing magazine content for listings pages, gallery shows, and art fair previews.
  • Research and writing for the Apollo
  • Maintaining and updating the online What’s On page and writing Art News round-ups (as part of a rota with other writers).
  • Assisting with social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram), as part of a rota with editorial colleagues
  • Assisting with fact-checking and sub-editing magazine and online pieces, as well as proof-reading the magazine before it goes to press.
  • Administrative tasks include managing contributor payments and distribution of trade and contributor copies, responding to archival and syndication requests, and maintaining Apollo
  • Assisting editorial colleagues in print, online, and with other publishing projects, such as the Apollo 40 Under 40, as required.
  • Assisting at Apollo events and representing Apollo at press previews and other press events.

Key skills/knowledge

  • A working knowledge of a desktop publishing programme such as InDesign
  • an online content management system (CMS) such as WordPress
  • A demonstrable interest in arts journalism and the visual arts
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented; understands the importance of meeting deadlines
  • Willingness to take direction and work in close collaboration with the magazine’s editors and writers
  • Able to multi-task and adapt easily to change and changing priorities
  • A foreign language would be desirable
  • Previous experience working at an arts magazine or in arts publishing

To apply, please email a current CV to jobs@apollomag.com, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Please also include your current salary and, if applicable, your notice period.

The deadline for applications is 4 January 2022. If you have not heard from us by 18 January, please assume that you have not been selected for an interview.