The Art Newspaper


Job Reference PBFDC
Closing Date Monday 27 Nov 2023

The Art Newspaper, an online and print publication that covers the international art world, was launched in 1990 by Umberto Allemandi and Anna Somers Cocks on the original concept of Il Giornale dell’Arte, founded in 1983. The Art Newspaper International Edition has offices in London and New York. Its unrivalled news and events coverage is fed by a network of sister
editions, which together have more than 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries.

Our Editor since 2018, Alison Cole, is leaving The Art Newspaper to take on an exciting new role in the cultural world. We invite applications for her successor.

The Editor is responsible for the entire editorial content of The Art Newspaper, across all media and platforms, leading a team based in the United Kingdom and the United States, and promoting the publication’s editorial vision, both externally and internally. The Editor sets the strategic direction for The Art Newspaper editorial products, in close collaboration with the company’s CEO, senior team and ownership, and also oversees the content and production of daily newspapers at art fairs and special editorial projects, including partnership publications and supplements.

The successful candidate will be responsible for commissioning leading news stories and opinion pieces and shaping major news stories and exclusives, writing regular editorials and specialist articles and managing the reputation, integrity, and quality of The Art Newspaper’s output. They will manage an international team of contributors, including the title’s family of expert freelancers, and support a sister network of publications. They will work closely with the owner, publisher, CEO, and colleagues across the business, to increase circulation, subscriptions, and revenue, and ensure budgetary rigour and accountability.

The successful candidate will have a high professional standing in the world of arts and culture and a deep knowledge of its workings. They will have proven leadership, editorial and management skills and will contribute to a dynamic and positive team environment. They will have a thorough understanding of editorial process, deadlines and the deployment of both talented in-house staff and expert freelance specialists and contributors. They will also have a track record of actively engaging with the various communities that The Art Newspaper addresses, including the art historical, museum, gallery, art publishing and art market communities.

The editor reports to the board of The Art Newspaper Ltd. Occasional travel is required.

The application deadline is 27 November 2023. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in early January 2023.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to The Art Newspaper on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference PBFDC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 27 November 2023.