Commissioning Editor – Northern Ireland, Art UK


  • Fixed-term post, 0.2 FTE, for 26 days from start of post to 31 March 2023
  • Salary £26k per annum, pro rata
  • Work from home, anywhere in Northern Ireland
We’re looking for an enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to join our friendly and dedicated team. In this exciting role you will contribute to Art UK’s important work by commissioning, writing and editing Northern Irish content.
As the Commissioning Editor – Northern Ireland, you will play an important role in telling stories for Art UK. Reporting to the Head of Content, you will be responsible for writing, commissioning and editing Northern Irish-focused content as part of a wider team.
You will have a good working knowledge of art in general, with a particular interest in Northern Irish art and collections. An outward looking role, you will understand what makes a good story. You will be an exceptional writer for diverse audiences, able to tailor your writing style as appropriate.
You will have a passion for art and making it accessible to all. You will relish a new challenge and will be excited by the prospect of working in a young digital organisation.
Necessary skills
  • Essential: Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to write in different styles and tones of voice and tailor your writing style as appropriate
  • Essential: An understanding of what makes a good story
  • Essential: Understanding of audience needs and what will appeal to different audiences
  • Essential: High level of attention to detail
  • Essential: Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task multiple small projects
  • Essential: Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Essential: Interest in art, particularly in Northern Irish art collections and artists
  • Desirable: Proofreading and editing experience or qualification
  • Desirable: Experience working with diverse Northern Irish audiences, including both urban and rural communities
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Closing date: 9am on Thursday 6th October 2022

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries, particularly individuals who experience physical, mental, or social barriers to accessing the arts.

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