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EOI – un Editor vol. 17

un Editor vol. 17
Proposals are due by 5pm AEST Friday 18th Feb 2022

un Projects is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for an Editor/s for un Magazine Vol.17, publishing two issues, 17.1 and 17.2 in April and October 2023 respectively. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the development and production of one of Australia’s most respected independent contemporary arts publications. 

The un Magazine Editor will be contracted to deliver two issues in 2023 (April and October) and is responsible for the following tasks:

  • – Directing the editorial concept and management of two Issues of Volume 13 of un Magazine
  • – Overseeing a call for proposals as well as the independent commissioning of content 
  • – Working in close relationship with the Editorial Committee and reporting to the un Projects Board in the planning and generating of content for the magazine 
  • – Working closely with contributing writers and artists to develop and edit their work to high publication standards and expected deadlines  
  • – Working closely with the un Projects designer and General Manager in the administration of content, copy editing, images, and permissions
  • – Being accountable to un Projects for the magazine budget and the delivery of contents against strict timelines, in liaison with un Project’s General Manager
  • – Working with the General Manager to produce the launch events of both issues
  • – Other curatorial and/or editorial responsibilities for digital content and events, as they may arise 

The Editor/s will:

  • – Receive remuneration is a $3,500 editor’s fee per issue; a total of $7,000 for the year.
  • – Have an allocated budget to commission the associated writers and artists contributions
  • – Receive mentoring and support from un Project’s Board members

Application Guidelines:

Please fill out this form. Which will include your CV and a 1 x page PDF that outlines the following:

  • – Your vision for both issues of the magazine (250 words max)
  • – Your previous engagement with writing, editing and contemporary art 
  • – Five artists, collectives or exhibitions you would like to profile/review
  • – Five arts writers you would like to commission 
  • – Current artistic, theoretical or historical interests 

All short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with members of un Project’s board.

un Magazine encourages applications from writers and artists who identify as Aboriginal and First Nations, as queer and/or trans, as having a disability, people of colour, and people of all genders.

un Projects does not currently have a physical office. As such this position will be required to work remotely. Applications Australia-wide are encouraged. 

About un Magazine

un Magazine is a free, independent contemporary art magazine, founded in 2004 and published twice a year. Guest Editors have been appointed annually since 2008. It is printed in Narrm Melbourne, Australia, and distributed to art organisations, galleries and education institutions around the country and to selected outlets internationally. un Magazine is also published concurrently and with extended content online. 

It is strongly recommended that you familiarise yourself with un Magazine and un Extended (our digital content), although at the same time your application doesn’t have to replicate past issues; we welcome new approaches and ideas.

un Magazine is published by un Projects, a collective based in Australia that aims to generate independent and critical dialogue around contemporary art. 

un Projects is funded by the City of Yarra and Creative Victoria. 

un Projects is based on the unceded land + waters of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation; we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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