i, Assistant Arts Editor

London, W8 5HF
07 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
Job Type
Full Time

i is expanding its Arts Section, and we are recruiting an Assistant Arts Editor to join our team.

We are looking for an arts journalist with experience in editing, commissioning and writing across the arts, a good contact book, and with a keen interest in digital arts coverage.

There is scope to pursue some specialisms within this role, but the Assistant Arts Editor will work across all aspects of i's arts coverage and across all platforms.

About i

i is Britain’s brightest and newest national newspaper; it has evolved into a highly successful standalone title.

The inews.co.uk website has embarked on a period of steep growth. Last year its audience grew by 457%: our website is one of the fastest growing and most trusted news sites in the UK (PAMCo, March 2019).

The i’s editorial staff has grown every year since its launch to match the audience and financial success of the brand across all platforms.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Think about the arts in an original way, commission cleverly and with flair, and edit copy - for print and online - with lightning speed.
  • Produce unique writing and content - from exclusive interviews to original features and provocative columns - that will drive reader loyalty and engagement in print and online
  • Commission and edit arts reviews across all disciplines
  • Use social channels to source and promote quality journalism
  • Monitor how arts stories are performing online in terms of audience engagement, to ensure we understand what is resonating with our audience
  • Work quickly, creatively and accurately under pressure, to tight deadlines, honouring our high standards.
  • Contribute to the arts desk’s long-term publishing strategy across all platforms
  • Represent the title through public and media engagements.
  • Contribute to i’s loyalty digital products, including i’s TV newsletter.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Have strong arts desk experience on a national or major regional title, and in digital publishing.
  • Have a strong background working in arts, with a full book of contacts across performers, artists, PRs and institutions.
  • Show a passion for all areas of the arts, and a particular interest in how the ways we consume them are changing.
  • Understand i’s audience - in print, online, on the app and on social channels.
  • Comfortable working to tight deadlines.
  • Command of libel law, understanding of and compliance with Editors’ Code of Practice and IPSO regulations.
  • Able to write quickly, accurately and with flair.


  • Have experience in editing a daily section of features and reviews and a weekend arts section in print and online.
  • Understanding of and experience with print production systems
  • Experience in commissioning live reviews across arts disciplines
  • Experience of working in a multiplatform environment

Critical Skills and Competencies:

  • High standard of written English.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Excellent knowledge of the arts
  • Ability to work with other teams effectively against deadline.
  • High standards of accuracy
  • Good organisation
  • Decisiveness
  • Good IT skills and ability to learn
  • Digital publishing skills

To apply, please click 'APPLY' and complete the application form with a CV and a covering letter, explaining what you would do with the role and including three examples of your writing, by 10am, Monday 21 September.