Frequently asked questions

Got a question not answered here? Call us on 01223 200200 or email ads@artsprofessional.co.uk.

Q: Who reads ArtsProfessional?

A: Visit this page to download our most recent readership figures, including web stats, email distribution and social media reach. You can see our client list here , and read some testimonials here.

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Q: What’s the difference between ArtsJobFinder and ArtsProfessional?

A: ArtsProfessional is the online magazine that provides news, features and commentary aimed at the cultural sector. ArtsJobFinder is the specialist recruitment section within the online magazine.

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Q: Do you charge for advertising?

A: Yes. Our price framework for recruitment advertising is here or you can download the full ratecard here.

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Q: Why do you charge for advertising?

A: There are two very simple reasons:

1. We no longer charge anyone to read ArtsProfessional, and this means we rely on advertising revenues alone to sustain our position as a trusted independent voice, in a sector where others may feel unable to speak out.

2. Independence gives ArtsProfessional the freedom to draw attention to some of the most important issues facing the arts sector today. We’re not funded by anyone, and we take seriously our responsibility to speak the truth and hold public bodies to account. Every advert that is placed with us helps us continue with our work supporting the sector.

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Q: How much do you charge?

A: Our price framework for recruitment advertising is here or you can download the full ratecard here.

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Q: Do you offer discounts for charities?

A: The vast majority of our clients are charities, so our prices already reflect this. However, we can zero- rate VAT invoices for registered charities. Please provide your charity registration number upon booking.

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Q: Do you offer multiple booking discounts?

A: Yes. There is a scale of discounts for adverts placed and invoiced at the same time.

  • 2 adverts: 5%
  • 3 adverts: 10%
  • 4 adverts: 15%
  • 5+ adverts: 20%

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Q: Do you offer discounts for board/trustee roles?

A: Yes. We offer a 20% discount for unpaid positions.

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Q: Do you offer discounts for project and freelance positions or invitations to tender?

A: Yes. We offer a 50% discount for consultancy projects, freelance positions or invitations to tender, so long as a project fee is offered as a fixed fee or daily rate (salaried roles are not eligible). 

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Q: Do you give commission to recruitment agencies?

A: Yes, 10% to bona fide registered agencies.

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Q: When is your copy deadline?

A: There is no copy deadline. As soon as we receive your booking we can put your job advert online. But you may wish to time your start date to coincide with our regular email bulletins:

  • Monday – NewProfessionals (fortnightly): includes junior level roles only
  • Tuesday – ArtsJobFinder: includes all job listings
  • Thursday – Good Reads: includes standard and premium listings only
  • Friday – News: includes all job listings

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Q: How long does it take to get an advert online?

A: Once we have received your copy, logo and details of your requirements, we can usually get jobs online within an hour or so.

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Q: How do I book?

A: Either

  • Click here to submit your job online; or
  • Email your copy and a logo to ads@artsprofessional.co.uk Let us know a) which level of advertising you would like b) for how long c) to which email address we should send the invoice and d) the purchase order reference, if required.

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Q: What’s the difference between a Premium, Standard, Basic, and Junior advert?

A: These terms refer to the level of prominence and distribution of the advert. The higher the prominence, the more people you can expect to see your advert. Full details of these levels and distribution through email, Twitter and Facebook can be found here.

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Q: What conditions are attached to the Junior jobs package?

A: The junior jobs package is only available for roles with a full-time equivalent salary of up to £20k. The salary must be published with the listing and the advert paid for by credit or debit card upon booking.

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Q: Which level of prominence is appropriate for our advert?

A: As a rule of thumb we suggest:

  • Premium are ideal for senior or hard-to-recruit roles where target candidates are less likely to be actively looking for a new role. Or for short intense recruitment campaigns.
  • Standard are ideal for middle management, to reach candidates who are keeping an eye open for new opportunities.
  • Basic are ideal for attracting candidates who are actively seeking work.
  • Junior is a value option, only available for roles with a salary of up to £20k FTE.

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Q: Can I include our logo?

A: Yes – ideally a PNG file, 72dpi.

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Q: How much text can I include?

A: You may include unlimited text. And include links to your own website.

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Q: Can I upload a job description and other documents?

If you choose Premium level, you can include up to three downloadable documents, such as a job description, person specification or application form.

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Q: Can I include photos or videos?

A: At Premium level you can include an image or embed a video in your advert.

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Q: Can I include a funder logo?

A: Yes. If your funder insists, this can be included in the main body of text. To include more than one funder logo you must provide a single PNG file with the logos combined, maximum total width 550 pixels.

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Q: I have two similar jobs, can I book just one advert?

A: If you are recruiting two identical roles (same job title/salary/description) at the same time, then you can advertise both vacancies in one advert. Otherwise you will need two listings.

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Q: Will my advert be taken offline after the closing date?

A: We will schedule your advert to be published online from the date that you tell us you are ready to advertise until either your closing date, or until the end of the period of time that you have paid to advertise – whichever is sooner.

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Q: If I want to attract more applicants, can I extend my advert?

A: Yes, so long as your initial advert was booked for no more than 2 weeks and no changes to the copy are required.

We offer special rates to extend an advert and the price depends on the length of your initial booking:

  • If your booking was for up to 1 week it will cost £125 to extend it for another week, or £200 for up to 4 further weeks; 
  • If your original booking was for 1-2 weeks, it will cost £75 to extend it for up to 4 further weeks.

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Q: Can I make corrections after my advert has been published?

A: We expect to receive final copy for publication, but we can correct errors if necessary. We will send you a link to check the copy immediately after your advert is published, and it is your responsibility to inform us of any errors as soon as possible. 

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Q: Do I need an account?

A: For booking and invoicing we will set up a new account for you if have not previously advertised with us. We require an email and postal address for invoices.

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Q: Do I need to pay on booking the advert?

A: Normally no, we will raise an invoice for the organisation that books the advert. Freelancers who book adverts on behalf of organisations must either pay upon booking or provide a written confirmation from the organisation that they will take responsibility for settling the invoice. The exception is Junior roles, where we ask for payment by credit/debit card upon booking.

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Q: Can I pay by invoice?

A: Normally yes, if you are a formally constituted organisation. If you are not a formally constituted organisation, or you have outstanding debts to settle with us, we reserve the right to request payment in advance.

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Q: What are your payment terms?

A: Strictly 28 days.

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Q: Can I pay by credit/debit card?

A: Yes, over the phone: 01223 200200.

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Q: Can we pay you by electronic bank transfer?

A: Yes. Our bank details appear on the invoice.

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Checklist for advertisers

To upload your advert, we need to know the following:

Level of prominence required (premium/standard/basic/junior)
Start date for advert to be published
Length of time online
(up to 1 week, 1-2 weeks, 2-6 weeks)
Copy, to include:

  • Job title
  • Employer/organisation name
  • Employment type (employed/freelance/board/voluntary/internship/tender)
  • Contract type (permanent/temporary/casual/fixed term)
  • Full-time/part-time
  • URL for further information / application pack
  • Salary range and type (per annum/pro-rata/hourly/daily/fixed fee) – alternatively, no salary disclosed
  • How to apply
  • Closing date for applications
  • Interview date (if relevant)

Organisation logo
Funder’s logo (only if a funder requirement)
Payment option (Debit/credit card or invoice)
Invoicing details (Organisation name/contact name/email address/phone number)
Postal address (new accounts only)
Registered charity number if zero-rate VAT required
Purchase Order reference if required

Up to 3 downloadable documents if required (Premium only)
Image/video if required (Premium only)

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