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Online Editor:
Inuit Art Foundation
Toronto, ON
July 30 2019
Application Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking an Online Editor for the Inuit Art Quarterly
with exceptional writing and organizational skills. The Online Editor is a key
member of the editorial team, responsible for text and content management
across online platforms. Their duties include commissioning and editing
content, writing for online and coordinating public communications across
various channels. The Online Editor will work closely with the Editorial Director,
as well as the entire editorial team to provide smart, entertaining and timely
content that is both original and repurposed from the print brand.
The Online Editor is driven by the goal to increase reader engagement and
drive traffic. The successful candidate for this position will be able to manage
tight deadlines, a stable of freelance writers and multiple overlapping tasks. It is
essential that the candidate have previous editorial experience, be tech savvy,
possess a critical eye and have a strong ability to work independently.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the primarily responsibilities of the Online
Editor will include:
• Leading the IAQ’s online editorial strategy. This includes growing the
IAQ’s online audience and brand recognition through engaging,
original and trusted editorial content and ensuring the IAQ is the
definitive resource for Inuit art online;
• Managing all aspects of the online production calendar in tandem with
the Editorial Director and Managing Editor, including reporting on and
analyzing content performance;
• Generating web exclusive editorial content; assigning stories to
freelance writers, artists and other editorial staff, and bringing them
through substantive edits for publication;
• Identifying and interviewing artists working in communities for
inclusion across IAQ platforms (print, online and IAQ Profiles);
• Preparing, researching and writing text, signed and unsigned for IAQ
online and the IAQ Profiles, and on occasion for the print magazine;
• Writing other collateral for the IAF as required;
A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:
• Having the ability and enthusiasm to move between platforms, with
proven experience in online publishing. A strong understanding of
Google Analytics and the ability to interpret site metrics are essential
in this role;
• Having the proven ability to meet deadlines, manage complex projects
and timelines successfully, and having the ability to clearly
communicate with a team of professional writers, editors, artists and
designers while managing competing deadlines and priorities;
• Ability to write concise, accurate copy for web with tight deadlines,
including having a firm grasp on copy editing and fact checking;
• A strong understanding of current web trends (social media, content
aggregation, etc.), including familiarity with SEO, and enthusiasm to
experiment with new techniques, adjusting the IAQs online strategy to
take best advantage of key learnings.
• Possessing outstanding editorial standards, integrity and judgement,
as well as a keen eye for detail, copy consistency and storytelling;
• Being passionate about working creatively with a diverse group of
contributors from various experience levels and with a range of
perspectives including in-house and freelance staff and interns
• Being comfortable working within Apple and Google environments,
with proficiency in Microsoft Office and an ability and enthusiasm to
learn new skills and media as required. Working knowledge of Adobe
Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Premier Pro) considered an
asset; and
• Being a collaborative and supportive team member who will tangibly
contribute in the reimagining of processes and systems.

Prior experience with online magazine publishing and Inuit art will be
considered a strong asset.

If you don’t possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the
position, please don't hesitate to apply. We are interested in diverse candidates
with varied experiences, and not only in those who might fit the description

Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $42,000 annually

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and 1-2 page
writing sample as a single pdf with the subject “Online Editor” to by 5PM on August 6, 2019. Your interest in this
opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable
organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole
national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally,
the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of
strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art.
The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar
Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists,
it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader
public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured
artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and
promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic
and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.
Editorial: [4 postings]
Art Director
- Toronto, ON
- Toronto, ON or Simcoe, ON
Online Editor
- Toronto, ON
Section Editor
- Westmount
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