ART PHARMACY & ART PHARMACY CONSULTING: EDITOR AND MEDIA LIAISON JOB

The Art Pharmacy team is on the hunt for a media savvy, writing whizz to be our new in-house Editor and Media Liaison! The job is to be the noisy one in the team (who lets everyone know what we are up to and what our partners are up to) by whatever means you see fit. You will be highly collaborative with the rest of the team, but ultimately you are the one they will look to for advice on anything media related.

This role has an extremely flexible jobs list in that no day will be the same - one day you might be organising interviews with journalists, another writing up projects for our website, another on site with artists to take images. In short, you will:

  • Document our projects.

  • Tell people about our projects.

  • Collaborate with creatives other parties to promote their work and ours.

  • Promote the Australian arts scene as a positive to our community.

Of course the work/dating process is a two way process - we want you to love us too ;) - but from our side the ideal candidate would have the following experience and attributes:

PR AND MEDIA

  • Experience interning or working with a journalistic outlet, and/or PR agency.

  • Ability to recognise what makes a good story: what information is relevant, how it should be presented, and changing the story for different audiences.

  • Experience writing or receiving press releases.

  • A general knowledge of the media scene, and recognition of recognising a bad media opportunity from a good one (eg. ‘No, we will not do 20 hours free work just to be tagged on your terrible Instagram’).

  • Ability to brief the wider AP team about opportunities: The journalists wants to hear about X, which means you should tell them about X in this way.

EDITORIAL

  • Writing and editing experience in long and short form.

  • Social media savvy: What to share, who to tag, when and where.

  • Experience with CMS systems.

IMAGES AND VIDEO

  • Image savvy: What makes a good image, when is a good opportunity to source images.

  • Basic knowledge of copyright, image rights and ownership.

  • Ability to brief photographers and videographers for documentation purposes.

OTHER

  • Project management of press and image database.

  • Office experience.

  • Ability to work with, and adjust, templates for better media processes.

BONUS POINTS (NOT NECESSARY BUT IF YOU HAVE THESE SKILLS, YOU WILL SPARKLE IN OUR EYES!)

  • Has worked at some level on website creation and/or management.

  • Knowledge of working in small business.

  • Basic knowledge of local arts scene, organisations and businesses.

ATTRIBUTES

  • A quick thinking creative, who can come up with out there ideas.

  • Curious and sociable (you will be meeting a lot of people and seeing a lot of ideas and art!).

  • Happy to learn new skills and ‘get your hands dirty’. We are a small team and everyone pitches in.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Recovers quickly from mistakes, turns them into an advantage.

NITTY-GRITTY

  • Starting at 3 days a week, with the potential of increasing to more days (must do Mondays).

  • Pay type flexible: Can choose a casual or annual rate, or to invoice through your existing ABN.

    • BALLPARK: Casual rate around $25/hour (8.5 hours a day, average), Annual rate $35,000 annually, ABN will be discretionary depending on the contractor’s previous experience and services offered. Please note these rates depend on the applicant and will be confirmed in the interview process.

  • Working in an office near Newtown Station.


If interested, please send your CV (with references) and a cover letter about why you want to do this job, 2 relevant writing samples and why you are the one to do it, to Kate at theartwriter@artpharmacy.com.au. Include your available days. Applications that don’t include this may not be responded to.

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