Call for Contributors: IASblog Staff Writers

The Italian Art Society’s IASblog seeks applications for staff writers to contribute regular features for the 2019-2020 term. IASblog publishes posts on all aspects of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. These articles can include historical notes tied to anniversary dates of births, or other significant events related to Italian artists, architects, designers, and patrons, as well as historians and critics of Italian art. Notes on current exhibitions, new publications, and news items relevant to the study and conservation of Italian art and architecture are also welcome. Our thematic and geographic content ranges from the emergence of environmental and activist art as a chief feature of the Venice Biennale to the mummy portraits of the Fayum. Innovative approaches to topical matters as well as methods of presentation are encouraged.

Bearing the possibilities of born-digital content in mind, in July 2019 the IASBlog will move from its original home on Tumblr to the home page of the Italian Art Society website, which will launch a redesign the same month.

Staff writers will create new content and/or migrate and revise existing content, averaging approximately three short (250 words) and one substantive (approximately 1,000 words) posts per months. All new content will include author bylines with hyperlinks to personal or professional websites or social media profiles, and each staff writer will have a short bio posted on the blog’s “About” page. The position of staff writer does not carry additional compensation. Visit IASblog to see sample posts.

The blog will use the Divi Visual Builder within a WordPress codebase. Therefore knowledge of WordPress, SEO, and blogging technology is preferred; some training will be available.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and a shortwriting sample to the IASBlog editor Jean Marie Carey by 31 May 2019. Successful candidates should be advanced scholars of art history and must be or become members of the Italian Art Society. and will begin contributing to IASblog upon appointment for a one-year, renewable term on 1 July 2019.

Please write with any questions.

Image: Portrait of a Young Woman in Red, First Century, Roman Period, Egypt. Accession Number:09.181.6; The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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