Cultureshock, Editor/Writer (Arts & Luxury)

Hybrid role. Home and London office
On application
Closing date
Jun 19, 2023

Job Title:        Editor, writer (arts and luxury: client publishing)
Reporting to:        Head of editorial
Liaises with:         Production editor.
Responsible for:     Freelancers

The Role: Editor/Writer

We are looking for an experienced editor with a strong track record of arts reporting, interviewing and writing to work on Cultureshock’s client portfolio. You are able to write sparkling articles on a short turnaround, commission clearly and creatively, and fix weak copy with confidence and sensitivity. 

You will have at least five years’ experience as a journalist. You will ideally also have a recognised journalism qualification and a degree in the arts or art history. Knowledge of the art market and luxury business would be a distinct advantage. 

Cultureshock’s clients cover fine art, museums, luxury, literature, theatre, opera and dance. We work across print, digital, apps, films, social media and book publishing. 

An important part of the role includes client management, supporting the head of editorial and working closely with our in-house and freelance writers, photographers, illustrators, filmmakers and our digital, design and production teams. 

Your tasks will include: 


Editing a small number of our major titles, including:

  • Pitching ideas to clients
  • Commissioning writers
  • Editing copy for quality and accuracy
  • Briefing picture editors and designers
  • Liaising with our production team 
  • Repackaging content for online and social media
  • Meeting deadlines and budgets

Editing and writing on one-off projects (print, online and social media).

Writing and research

Writing news items, interviews and features across our titles and projects

Overseeing the maintenance of our arts and luxury forward diary


Supporting and deputising for our head of editorial

Working closely with our head of production on schedules

Contributing to major pitches and tenders

Contributing to company strategy days and creative sessions

You will be:

  • A talented journalist and editor
  • Enthusiastic about the arts, art market and luxury trades, and the people who work in them.
  • Inquisitive and plugged into the latest cultural trends. 
  • Motivated and hard-working with a positive attitude to colleagues and clients

Essential requirements:

  • Five years’ professional experience as a journalist and editor
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passion for and knowledge of arts, culture, and art/luxury market
  • Ability and willingness to work proactively with clients.
  • Team player
  • Numerate
  • Organised, deadline focused.
  • An eye for detail

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