job posting: Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Australian Ceramics

The Australian Ceramics Association Board regrets to announce the resignation of Claire Atkins as Editor (Content) of The Journal of Australian Ceramics. We are grateful for her contribution to the magazine this year and for the changes that have been implemented. We thank Claire for the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity she has put into the role, and wish her all the best in her career, both in ceramics and as a writer and editor.

Position Vacant: Editorial Assistant
The Journal of Australian Ceramics

Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 December 2017.

OVERVIEW

  • The Editorial Assistant (EA) reports to the Editor.
  • The EA will support the Editor to administer and plan The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
  • The EA will need to prioritise deadlines so magazine copy is always accurate, original and relevant.
  • The EA needs be able to deliver exceptional and informative content to meet audience preferences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Editor to research and plan new articles
  • Commission articles
  • Liaise with artists, authors and photographers to ensure deadlines are met and changes to content are approved
  • Write and edit articles
  • Proofread and check articles for accuracy
  • Choose supporting material – images and illustrations
  • Work closely with the Editor and graphic designer on layout of articles and pages
  • Follow current events and developments and suggest original ideas
  • Use social media to draw attention to articles
  • Provide administrative support to the Editor

REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of ceramics from an aesthetic and technical point of view
  • Relevant previous employment  and/or employment experience
  • Excellent computer skills – word processing (Microsoft Office) and image processing
  • Understanding of deadlines and the ability to work to an inflexible deadline
  • High level writing skills and a good command of the English language
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and with a management board
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to initiate ideas
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Ability to work flexible hours over any 4 month cycle (per Journal publication). Weekly hours could range from 0 hours to 40 hours depending on the time in the cycle of production and publication.
  • Ability to work in Sydney

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Tertiary arts training, high level interest in contemporary Australian ceramics, specifically, and the arts in general

REMUNERATION

  • The position is offered on a contract basis; approx. $6000 per issue (3 issues per year); 4-month probation period; 12-month contract

APPLICATIONS

  • To apply, please send an email to mail@australianceramics.com, ATT: EDITORIAL ASSISTANT POSITION, outlining how you meet the requirements of this position, along with a 1-page CV/resume.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 December 2017.

If you require further information about the position, please contact me by email, mail@australianceramics.com, giving your name and best contact details.

Regards,

Vicki Grima
Executive Officer, The Australian Ceramics Association
Editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics
E: mail@australianceramics.com
T: 1300 720 124; 0419 250 282

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