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Jobs: Soho, New York City

Posted 5 February 2013

Art Observed seeks an enterprising and motivated intern to assist in broadening its media presence in the world of contemporary arts writing.

The position will include assistance with data entry, photography, show coverage and social media, as well as, should the candidate be interested, potentially helping with larger projects that will expand the capabilities and presence of the site online, including close collaboration on e-commerce ventures, ad sales and bartering, and website development.  Strong writing and photography skills are a plus.

Art Observed is a globally focused fine arts website, emphasizing diverse and knowledgeable perspectives on the world of contemporary art.  Art Observed currently ranks at the highest levels of web traffic for arts media globally, with 200,000 to 300,000 and 30,000+ twitter followers.  Our position as a trusted source for arts coverage and commentary affords us a high-degree of access to exclusive events and opportunities for our staff.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend special events and build a strong portfolio of insightful arts writing and photography while working in our Soho penthouse loft office.  Art Observed will also work closely with the candidate to develop a plan that will best serve them, be it in social media, writing, on-site reporting, or website development and online commerce.

Candidates are asked to provide a resume, examples of past work is a plus. To apply, please send materials to Info@ArtObserved.Com with the Headline: “AO INTERN”


Posted 5 February, 2013

Art Observed seeks an ad sales representative for work in our Soho office on a full- or part-time basis.

AO offers a selective, editorialized perspective on the global fine art arena as well as the trends and forces that drive the market. We seek to bring an ethical, unbiased and informative account of relevant art news globally. Our web traffic ranking and readership are among the highest of any art-news related website globally, with 200,000 to 300,000 monthly impressions and roughly 30,000 twitter followers.

The ideal candidate should have some experience in ad sales for a magazine or website but direct previous experience is not required. Knowledge of the contemporary art landscape is also a plus.

Compensation will as a whole be commission based, but very competitive. There is hourly compensation available for certain ad related projects and further unique barter opportunities afforded to the position. For the right candidate there will likely be a good deal of in person exposure to upper management of galleries, art institutions and other related companies. The goal is for the ad sales representative to make thousands of dollars per month as there is a good amount of space available on our site which should be able to command a high monthly revenue due to our traffic.

Should you be interested, please send a short cover letter and resume to with “AO AD SALES” in the subject heading.