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Welcome to Ceramic Review

Ceramic Review is the magazine for contemporary and historical ceramics, ceramic art and pottery.


Ceramic Review Issue 296

March/April 2019

Job opportunities

Current vacancies

Job title: Assistant Editor, Ceramic Review 

Hours: Four days per week
Salary:
£22,750 per annum pro-rata
Employment type:
Permanent
Location:
63 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BF
Employer:
Craft Potters Association, Ceramic Review Publishing

 

We are currently seeking a proactive Assistant Editor with a broad range of skills who will work closely and directly with the Editor on all aspects of the busy magazine’s print and digital output.

 

The role

  • Working within a small, focused team to produce a bi-monthly, internationally renowned specialist title
  • Assisting the Editor in all aspects of the magazine’s production, from concept to publication
  • Taking responsibility for researching, collating and writing Gallery, News and Readers Letters pages, plus occasional features
  • Researching and commissioning the Emerging Maker, Potters on Pots and Clays & Glazes pages
  • Proofreading and fact-checking each issue in detail and marking up corrections; inputting amends on InDesign
  • Creating and posting daily content for Ceramic Review’s digital platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), managed via Hootsuite and/or Buffer
  • Uploading regular content to the WordPress website, including details of each new issue and regular articles
  • Evaluating social media output across platforms using both native insights and Google Analytics
  • Using Mailchimp to produce the magazine’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Representing Ceramic Review at events, helping to sell subscriptions and meeting industry contacts
  • Acting as the first point of contact with the editorial team; dealing with any requests made by email or telephone
  • Liaising with a wide range of people including makers, gallerists, PR professionals, photographers and writers
  • Collating contributor addresses and sending complimentary copies of the magazine to all relevant parties
  • Providing general administrative support to all aspects of the magazine
  • Maintaining related archives and records

 

Skills and Qualities

Essential:

  • A passion for journalism and an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A skilled approach to tailoring content for digital audiences across websites, social media and blogs
  • Adept at using a range of social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Knowledge of tailoring content for target audiences and SEO best practices
  • A self-starting attitude, and ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to work as part of a busy team
  • A high level of computer literacy (including Word, Excel, Gmail, WordPress)
  • Knowledge of, and strong interest in, the relevant sectors: craft, art, and design
  • Highly organised and an accurate record keeper

Desirable:

  • Some design skills and knowledge of design and photo editing packages
  • An aptitude for and experience in marketing, and specifically arts marketing
  • A knowledge of the ceramics world

 

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required, for which time off in lieu is offered. We also offer a generous 32 days holiday a year pro rata, including public holidays. A pay review is planned for this position during 2019.

 

How to apply

Please send your CV and a short covering letter (maximum two pages) outlining your suitability for and interest in the position to karenbray@ceramicreview.com

Application deadline: 9.00am, Monday 18 March 2019

 

About Us

Ceramic Review was established in 1970 by noted ceramists Emmanuel Cooper and Eileen Lewenstein. It is published by the Craft Potters Association (CPA), which also owns and operates the Contemporary Ceramics Centre gallery in Bloomsbury, just opposite the British Museum, and organises three major shows a year, in London, York and Oxford. The magazine’s office is based underneath the gallery.

The CPA is an artist-owned co-operative that has been representing and promoting the best makers in British studio ceramics since 1958, and today is the UK’s largest and most diverse ceramics community. With a membership of over 1200, the CPA links a huge network of ceramists, collectors and enthusiasts from across the country.

The Contemporary Ceramics Centre operates at a profit selling work by CPA members and also mounts monthly exhibitions by top ceramists. Founded in 1960, the gallery had its most successful year ever in 2017.

 


 

Volunteers

Volunteers are an important and valued part of Ceramic Review‘s team. We want to ensure volunteering helps you to achieve your goals, and most of all that you enjoy the experience.

We’re looking for volunteers to help us at the events we attend where we have an official presence in the form of a display stand.

Volunteers will handle customer enquiries, collect survey data, assist with social media updates, provide administrative support and process sales. Food and travel will be reimbursed up to £15.00 per day.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, equal opportunities form and cover letter to editorial@ceramicreview.com , outlining why you are interested in volunteering with Ceramic Review and specifying the skills you would like to develop.