Editor-Publications and Interpretation (Rego Park)


: $76,113.33 - $143,160.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media

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Editor-Publications and Interpretation We seek an Editor with prior experience working in the specialized area of museum exhibitions to provide in-house editorial services for exhibition-related publications and didactic materials. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or a related field, or equivalent work experience Three to five years of experience as the primary project editor in a cultural or nonprofit institution, with museum or visual arts experience preferred Excellent skills in traditional editing, copyediting, and proofreading, with a keen eye for detail Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style (17thedition) Familiarity with proofreading and copyediting marks Experience editing a range of texts, including catalogue essays, exhibition didactics, brochures, pamphlets, and related content Proven ability to work diplomatically and tactfully with a wide range of authors and writers Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, pursue several projects simultaneously, and meet agreed-upon deadlines Excellent skills in oral and written communication, with proven effectiveness in managing complex collaborations with graphic designers, photo researchers, curators, and others Experience and comfort with Microsoft Word (especially editing tools), Excel, and Outlook Ability to quickly change course, when needed, for time-sensitive projects or as procedures change A commitment to equality as an institutional goal Additional qualifications: Visual arts, art history, or museum background, and familiarity with the language of art history and contemporary criticism Familiarity with Google suite, InDesign/InCopy, or other publishing programs Knowledge of book production and distribution helpful Responsibilities: Act as the primary editor for a range of museum publications including exhibition copy (didactic texts, labels, and gallery guides), catalogues, and collection books Assess authors' submissions and provide feedback and guidance on necessary revisions and organizational changes Correct texts for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and standard art historical usage Write author queries Fact-check submissions Review editorial changes with authors, resolve questions, and ensure all final changes are made and applied to related texts produced for the exhibition or project Review projects in all stages of design and production, and ensure accurate implementation of recommended changes made prior to final approval Ensure texts follow the Brooklyn Museum house style Ensure consistency of printed and published materials both within an exhibition and museum-wide Proof interim and final versions of projects, collate corrections from all parties, and monitor schedules Participate in design and production meetings Ensure schedules are met and alert department head and other parties of any scheduling concerns and help facilitate revisions, if necessary Track requests and projects, making sure proofs/previews are circulated, reviewed, and approved by all necessary departments Act as a second reader for primary editors on other projects Traffic book materials as necessary Support other Museum editorial tasks as requested Start date: Immediately Department: Publications andInterpretation Reports to: Directorof Publications andInterpretation Position type: Full-time Union status: Non-union FLSA status: Non-exempt Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Apply online (If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at (see application details) .)
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