Work with WSW
WSW seeks an Arts Writer. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful writer who is engaged in the visual arts, has a deep interest in women’s issues and a visionary approach to the ways in which these converge. The Arts Writer will participate in all aspects of Women’s Studio Workshop, including WSW events, which can take place on evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and managing WSW’s blog, the Arts Writer will participate in WSW’s marketing team by attending weekly meetings, posting artist-related content across social media and through email, and engaging critically with staff and artists about art and artistic representation.
- Interview resident artists and write a blog post on each (approximately one per week)
- Write quarterly blogs that tie together work of current or recents artists and the greater contemporary conversations within the field, specific but not limited to print, paper, book arts, etc.
- Work with WSW’s staff and Board to identify 12 outside writers per year to work on special projects and increase readership; contract with and manage these writers
- Manage the blog schedule in coordination with the marketing team, ensuring timely posts while the artists are still working at WSW
- Grow blog readership in measurable ways and find new vehicles to support resident artists through this work
- Maintain and elevate WSW’s voice and branding
- Photograph artists working in the studio
- Track social media, website, and email analytics and give weekly reports at staff meeting
- Keep WSW’s Flickr account up to date with artist images
- Generate content for all AIR-related posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Create AIR-related content for email marketing through MailChimp, including spots in WSW’s Monthly e-Digest, blog-centric emails, and artist’s book announcements
- Work with the Artistic Director to launch new artists’ books, including but not limited to, visual documentation, book description, and website page
- Manage website as it relates to artists (alumnae, gallery, artists’ books, etc.)
- Complete other tasks, as needed
- Possesses a major or minor in Art History or Visual Arts and has knowledge of contemporary art
- Eager to engage critically with artists and produce one artist feature per week
- Adept at operating at high-efficiency in a deadline-continuous environment and producing content under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality
- Experienced in writing about visual arts and passionate about elevating the quality of art writing online
- Proactive in addressing any and all issues related to job responsibilities
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
- Extremely organized and detail-oriented
- Comfortable taking direction from more than one editor/manager and eager to improve as a writer with each and every blog
- Embraces opportunities for growth and works well independently and as part of a team
- Familiarity with the artistic disciplines offered by WSW (printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, darkroom photography, and book arts)
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite, MailChimp, Salesforce, WordPress, and/or social media platforms
- Cover letter
- Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses
- Three writing samples (at least one non-academic, no less than 500 words, no more than 2000)
Compensation includes: $30,000 annual salary, 2 weeks paid vacation, ~2.5 weeks paid vacation for WSW’s winter break, and generous sick time. Healthcare stipend and a private, studio apartment on WSW’s campus ($700/mo) are available. This is a full time, exempt position with a one-year contract. There is a possibility of contract extension or permanent hire at the end of the first year.
Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) is an equal opportunity employer. WSW recognizes workplace diversity as an asset that contributes to the success of its mission and is committed to a policy that respects and values individual differences. WSW will not discriminate in hiring, retention or promotion of any individual on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, HIV status, marital status, or pregnancy.
The deadline for submission has passed and applications are in review.