ARTnews: Digital Director

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)

Duration: Full-Time

ARTnews: Digital Director

ARTnews is hiring a Digital Director who will be responsible for the daily output of The Digital Director’s responsibilities center around directing all aspects of ARTnews’s online coverage; ensuring that trends are followed and stories are assigned and delivered; and developing staff writers and a roster of freelancers who will define the website’s tone and substance covering the global art world.

This senior position reports to the Editor in Chief but will have wide latitude to shape the coverage of the website with posts in a variety of formats from breaking news to feature stories to interviews in print and podcast form and to develop different ways of reaching our audience.

The Digital Director will develop talent in-house and among freelancers, assign stories, edit, top edit and be responsible for display copy. The person in this position is also responsible for keeping abreast of what our direct competitors in the field are doing, as well as arts coverage at other major media outlets. The ideal candidate will have a strong news sense and experience developing a strategy for coverage (defining beats, conceiving of stories and follow-up stories.)


  • At least 5 years experience in writing and editing for a website or newspaper with daily deadlines. Knowledge of the art world and art market, while helpful, is not required. We are looking for someone with strong reporting skills and experience who is keen to share their insights and experience while training staff.
  • An ability to edit, write, and report accurately while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated news judgment and organizational skills, especially directing the work of a staff and freelance journalists.
  • Solid understanding of web standards and SEO.

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About ARTnews:

Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest art magazine in the world and the world’s leading authority in art journalism. Its global readership includes collectors, dealers, historians, artists, museum directors, curators, connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Between print and digital, the magazine now reaches hundreds of thousands of readers per month. Published four times a year in print, including its celebrated Top 200 Collectors issue annually, ARTnews reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world. Its digital presence, revitalized over the past five years, follows developments in the art world daily, and two daily newsletters go out to thousands of subscribers. Noted for its editorial excellence, ARTnews has received over 40 journalistic prizes, including a National Magazine Award, and is the only artmagazine to have received acknowledgement to this extent. ARTnews’ parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, TVLine, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone,, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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