Freelance Reporter

Posted On: January 16, 2019


Media Organization: The Art Newspaper

Company Description

Founded in 1990, The Art Newspaper is an online and print publication with offices in London and New York. It provides an unrivalled news service about the art world, fed by its network of sister editions, which together have more than 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries, with editorial offices in London, Turin, New York, Paris, Moscow, Beijing and Athens.

Since June 2015, The Art Newspaper has been digital-first and daily while continuing to publish a 100-plus-page monthly edition in print. In addition, The Art Newspaper produces daily papers at the Basel art fairs in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong and at the Frieze fairs in London, New York and Los Angeles. From 1990 to 2014, The Art Newspaper belonged to Società Editrice Umberto Allemandi & C Spa, and has belonged since then to the Russian industrialist Inna Bazhenova.

Job Description

We are looking for a freelance reporter interested in the commercial art industry to take on assignments and/or pitch stories 1-4 times a month for use in both print and online.

We want someone who can see the bigger picture, who can apply the biggest stories about global financial trends to the shadowy and weird world of the art market.

We are *not* necessarily looking for traditional "art reporters!" We are more interested in your reporting and writing skills than the depth of your knowledge about stuff like Picasso's blue period (although if you do know about that, or even just have a desire to learn about it, great!).

This beat would be perfect for someone who wants to publish stories like:
• How Trump has created a new tax loophole for art collectors
• The rise of art-secured lending: is it a bubble about to burst?
• Blockchain technology and transparency in the art market
• Art dealers found guilty of tax fraud and backdated invoicing
•Shady third-party deals in auction houses, such has the recent $450 million-dollar sale of Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

The best candidates will have the following:
• Strong clips as a business reporter, including a mix of breaking news and analysis
• Strong reporting and writing skills
• An appreciation for or interest in art of any era or genre

Candidates based in New York City are preferable but applications are encouraged regardless of location.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and three strong clips (a plus if art-related, but not required) to