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Art Journal Seeks Web Editor

posted by Joe Hannan — Dec 20, 2013

The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the new position of web editor for a three-year term, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017. A candidate may be an artist, art historian, art critic, art educator, curator, or other art professional with stature in the field; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal, published quarterly by CAA, is devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture.

Working with the editorial board, the web editor is responsible for commissioning and acquiring all content for the website of the journal. He or she will determine the number, format, and type of artists’ projects, news items, commentary, or other content that will be published on the website. The web editor also works with authors, artists, and CAA staff in the development and preparation of content as necessary, and assists authors in revising their work. The web editor must have a strong grasp of twentieth-century and contemporary art, criticism, theory, and visual culture; it is crucial that the he or she keeps abreast of digital innovations in the arts and websites that publish content, archives, or other projects on contemporary art. The three-year term includes membership on the Art Journal Editorial Board and a small annual honorarium, paid quarterly.

The web editor attends the Art Journal Editorial Board’s three meetings each year—held twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors. CAA reimburses the web editor for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but he or she pays these expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, at least one letter of recommendation, and your contact information to: Art Journal Web Editor Search, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Joe Hannan, CAA editorial director. Deadline: January 20, 2014; finalists will be interviewed in February at CAA’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

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