Managing Editor, Inuit Art Foundation

Managing Editor, The Inuit Art Foundation

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is seeking a Managing Editor to join our Inuit Art Foundation Inuit Art Quarterly Magazine team!

The Managing Editor is a critical member of the editorial team for the Inuit Art Quarterly. Working collaboratively with the IAQ’s Tattunnguaqti and reporting to the Executive Director and Publisher, the Managing Editor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the magazine across print and online platforms.

This position is hybrid in nature and can be completed from anywhere within Canada. If living in the Greater Toronto Area you will be required to work in our Toronto Office 1 – 2 days per week.

The Role:

A key member of the team, the Managing Editor will be responsible for:

  • In collaboration with the Tattunnguaqti, establish clear annual editorial publishing targets across platforms and ensure they are met;
  • Create and manage production schedules for the print magazine and online platforms;
  • Monitor editorial style and work with the editorial team to recommend updates to the style guide;
  • Coordinate and run editorial meetings;
  • Plan and approve assignments for writers and editors, in collaboration with the Tattunnguaqti and guest editors; and
  • Ensure grant-funded activities are completed on time and in alignment with relevant funding agreements.
  • Effectively manage and support a team of at least three Associate Editors and one Assistant Editor;
  • Effectively manage the department’s annual budget and any project-specific budgets, including reviewing and approving invoices; and
  • Assist with reporting for funders (including granting agencies and private donors) by drafting reports, collecting impact stories and collecting relevant data.
  • Attending both internal and external events, which may involve travel;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years of professional editing experience, with direct experience in a print magazine context;
  • A working knowledge of contemporary art criticism, with experience working with circumpolar Indigenous artists considered a strong asset
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Google Suite, with previous experience with Salesforce considered a strong asset (training will be provided if required);
  • Experience managing departmental and project budgets;
  • Experience meeting and reporting on grant deliverables;
  • Excellent project management skills; and
  • A minimum of two years experience in a supervisory role.

If you do not possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please do not hesitate to apply! We value employment equity and prioritize applications from Inuit, and especially encourage those living within Inuit communities to apply. Other Indigenous, Black and racialized people; people with disabilities; all genders; and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are also encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting us at hr@inuitartfoundation.org.

Why Join Us:

Becoming the Managing editor is a unique opportunity to support Inuit artists throughout Canada and internationally in a workplace that also prioritizes wellness. Your work will directly support Inuit artists and make positive impacts across the country and beyond.

At the IAF, we have a motivated and engaged team located throughout Canada. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to supporting and sharing the work of Inuit artists working across all media. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment, rooted in mutual respect, where all team members have a passion for excellence and are encouraged to achieve their career ambitions. We prioritize Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to ensure our work reflects Inuit values in all respects, and value curiosity and creative problem solving.

In addition to working with our dedicated team to transform lives through the arts, employees all receive:

  • Extended health, dental and vision care for those who qualify.
  • Minimum of six weeks of paid vacation, including office closure during the year-end holidays.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • Regular professional development through hands-on training, workshops, mentorship, conference attendance and travel opportunities to support lifelong learning.
  • Internal resource groups, trainings, and Indigenous leadership at all levels of the organization.

Our programs, as well as employees, are national in scope with special emphasis on Inuit Nunangat. By joining the IAF you gain the opportunity to take part in meaningful and impactful work.

About Us:

The Inuit Art Foundation is an Inuit led charity providing support to Inuit artists working throughout Inuit Nunaat and beyond. As the sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, we advocate for Inuit artists to be involved in all aspects of the marketing, promotion, and distribution of their work, as well as fair pricing, and copyright remuneration.

The IAF’s team works remotely and onsite at its offices in Toronto, ON. Our main office is located on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat, the original owners and custodians of this land. Today, this place is home to many, including a diverse urban Indigenous community of Inuit, First Nations and Métis. We are proud to have team members from coast to coast to coast.

Status: Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)
Salary: $70,000

Application Deadline: Open until filled

You will find the full job description and an opportunity to submit your cover letter and resume here.

If you are passionate about joining the Inuit Art Foundation and cannot submit your resume through the above link, please email your resume to Kristen Slade, People and Culture Partner at: hr@inuitartfoundation.org.

We look forward to meeting you!

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