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Art Journal Seeks Web Editor

posted by Christopher Howard — Nov 01, 2016

art-journal-fall-2016The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of web editor for the term of July 1, 2017–June 30, 2020. A candidate may be an artist, art historian, critic, educator, curator, or other art professional; institutional affiliation is not required. Art Journal Open is an independently edited companion of the quarterly Art Journal; it is likewise devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture. Content is published on a continual, rolling basis.

Working with the editorial board, the web editor is responsible for commissioning all content for the Art Journal Open website. He or she solicits or commissions projects, texts, images, and time-based content by artists and other authors, and determines the appropriate scope and format of each project. In consultation with the editor-in-chief and editorial board, the web editor determines which pieces should undergo peer review and subsequent revision before acceptance for publication. The web editor also works with authors and a CAA staff editor on the development and preparation of materials for publication. The editorial board expects that a major portion of the website projects will be by artists or geared to the concerns of artists and that the web editor will endeavor to give voice to under-represented perspectives. Qualifications for the position include a broad knowledge of current art, the ability to work closely with artists in a wide variety of practices, and experience in developing content for an arts website. The three-year term includes membership on the Art Journal Editorial Board and an annual honorarium, paid quarterly.

The web editor attends the three meetings each year of the Art Journal Editorial Board—held by teleconference or in New York in the spring and fall, and at the CAA Annual Conference in February—and submits an annual report to CAA’s Board of Directors.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not serve concurrently on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. The web editor may not publish her or his own work in the journal or on the website during the term of service. Nominators should ascertain a 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 the position, a CV, and at least one letter of recommendation 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 9, 2017; finalists will be interviewed on February 15 in New York or via Skype.