Editor, C Magazine

C Magazine is looking to welcome a new Editor who will lead the editorial program for our print and online platforms, by engaging imaginatively, sensitively, pluralistically, and energetically, and with significant ideas in Canadian and international contemporary art and its contexts.

Salary from: 50K to 55K
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Career Level: Upper Management, Leadership
Employee Benefits: Flex-time, Health insurance, Annual increase*
Employment Type: Full-time (4 day week, plus added hours during production)*
*Check the job posting’s Additional Info section for more details

Application Deadline: July 20, 2022


The Editor leads the artistic program at C Magazine, as part of a small, collaboratively managed staff. Overseeing and developing the editorial vision and content for print and online, the Editor produces a regular schedule of critically engaged features, columns, artist projects, talks, programs, and workshops. The Editor works closely with the Reviews Editor to shape and commission content, and with the Executive Director/Publisher to publish the magazine and produce its associated programs, with a commitment to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically engaged and imaginative conversations about contemporary art. As a key public representative, the Editor plays an essential role in developing C Magazine’s local and international profile and makes a valuable contribution to the record of Canadian and international contemporary art. The Editor reports to and is responsible to the authority of the Board of Directors of C The Visual Arts Foundation, and is supervised by the Executive Director/Publisher.

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Ensuring that C Magazine fulfills its mandate while meeting the standards, policies, strategic objectives, and priorities of the organization, the Editor supervises and is accountable for the following key responsibilities:

Editorial and educational program

  • Develop the editorial vision, and related public communication
  • Develop and maintain the editorial structure and plan for C Magazine’s print magazine and online platforms.
  • Be accountable for all editorial content, and oversee the work of the Reviews Editor
  • Facilitate three consultative Editorial Advisory meetings annually
  • Prepare themed calls for pitches for three annual print issues, and read and evaluate pitches
  • Shape, solicit and commission editorial content; including but not limited to features, columns, and artist projects for three annual print issues, plus online columns
  • Conduct image research, negotiate permissions, and ensure all contributions are appropriately credited
  • Write the Editorial note, issue description, and press release
  • Write or commission and edit programming-related texts (e.g. introductory or discursive texts)
  • Thoughtfully and consistently complete substantive edits within professional standards
  • Respond to current art and cultural practices in a timely manner, while building upon community dialogue, and past C Magazine editorial material
  • Communicate with artists, writers, and creative professionals in all stages of their careers with compassion and professionalism
  • Produce content-related programming (panels, lectures, conversations, workshops, etc.), and educational programs, such as the annual C New Critics Award, and pitch workshops
  • Represent C Magazine publicly and within the professional visual arts sector.

Production and editorial management

  • For print production, collate and release files to the designer, review and signoff on all galleys, coordinate external proofreading, direct and coordinate changes, and sign off on the final proof
  • Maintain the C Magazine Living Style Guide and editorial toolkit
  • Set and ensure that the production schedule is adhered to by all relevant staff
  • Determine contributor fees, in consultation with the Executive Director/Publisher
  • Ensure that all contributors and subjects are properly credited
  • Review and write relevant website and newsletter content
  • Adhere to an approved editorial and educational program budget

Related Tasks

  • Carry out general administration duties
  • Write or edit, and approve artistic sections of grants and reports
  • Assist in development and funding opportunities such as project grant applications
  • Participate in the organization’s fundraising activities
  • Contribute to the development of visual identity, and communications strategies
  • Participate in board meetings and educational program committee meetings
  • Assist in developing Strategic Plan goals and objectives
  • Report on editorial deliverables, and Strategic Plan outcomes related to the editorial and educational program
  • Follow, support, and critically engage with the Canadian and international art ecology
  • Support and seek to develop the local, national, and international profile of C Magazine

Human resource management

  • Manage team members (Reviews Editor, Copyeditor, Proofreader, and any editorial intern) following standards set by the organization in the Employee Handbook
  • Maintain a professional atmosphere as per the Ontario Code of Human Rights
  • Be committed throughout your work to principles of anti-oppression, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and to applying the organization’s accessibility and equity policies


C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects. Our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged and imaginative conversations about art. In addition to publishing three print and digital issues of the magazine each year, we present educational workshops, programs, talks, and other events. We also mentor interns and facilitate two writing awards.

C Magazine is published online and in print three times each year in April (Spring), August (Autumn), and December (Winter), by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education and document contemporary visual art and artist culture.

Contact Information
Kate Monro, Executive Director and Publisher
C Magazine

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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.