Art. World. Jobs.
Paid internship with the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine
Full-time for 12 weeks (May 2019 – August 2019)
About the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions, whose purpose is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. Our public programme promotes the creation, study and enjoyment of art to a wide range of audiences through exhibitions, education and debate.
Last year we unveiled our expanded campus in the heart of Piccadilly, in celebration of our 250th anniversary. A major building project has completely refurbished one part of the campus and linked our two main buildings, Burlington House and 6, Burlington Gardens, through a scheme architected by David Chipperfield RA.
RA Magazine is published quarterly in association with the Royal Academy of Arts in London and distributed to the 100,000 Friends of the RA. We have a print run of 100,000 and sell the additional 10,000 copies of the magazine on newsstands and by subscription, making us one of the largest art magazines in circulation in the UK and Europe.
We cover art, architecture, books and events at the Royal Academy – as well as those across Britain and abroad – that might interest our readership, which is made up of arts enthusiasts as well as experts. Former contributors include Hilary Spurling, Jenny Uglow, Eric Hobsbawm, Orlando Figes, AC Grayling, Andrew Marr, Peter Conrad, Fiona Maddocks, Martin Gayford, Sarah Dunant and Max Hastings.
Given the prestige of the magazine and its print run, the editorial team is surprisingly small, so this placement offers a rare chance to be an integral part of the magazine-making process, from start to finish. RA Magazine is based at the Royal Academy of Arts offices in Burlington Gardens.
The intern will assist the editorial team of RA Magazine, consisting of the Editor and Deputy Editor, as well as freelancers.
We are looking for bright, motivated and resourceful candidates who are eager to gain experience working in art magazine publishing.
A willingness to learn and muck in, excellent attention to detail, a professional and friendly telephone and email manner along with a highly-organised and pragmatic approach to tasks are essential. Candidates should also have a demonstrable interest in journalism and knowledge of visual art.
The RA provides a half-price discount at the RA restaurant (not between 12-2pm), half-price at the cafe and 20% discount at the RA Shop. Other benefits include free access to all RA Exhibitions and free entry to many exhibitions in major London galleries.
Skills and experience that you need
Skills you can develop
Writing, knowledge of magazine publishing, social media, picture research, subediting, proofreading, fact-checking, art criticism
DEPARTMENT: Publications Department, RAE
REPORTS TO: Deputy Editor, RA Magazine
To assist the editorial team in delivering the RA Magazine on time to a high quality and to agreed budgets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
Interviews will take place: Thursday 25 April 2019
Internship start date: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Art. World. Jobs.