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Assistant Editor, Collections
Reporting to the Director of Publications and Editorial Services, the Assistant Editor manages the development and execution of a variety of editorial projects, including exhibition/collection catalogues, monographs, the annual Bulletin, interpretive brochures, labels, and other printed materials as assigned by the Director of Publications and Editorial Services. Collaborates with internal clients to plan and develop manuscripts; estimates specifications and obtains production estimates; develops budgets; creates and maintains schedules; content edits, copyedits, fact checks, proofreads, and collates copy; hires freelancers and manages their work; assists in setting print runs and retail prices; reviews and traffics contracts for honoraria; manages art; coordinates with graphic designer on color corrections and review of proofs; and coordinates shipping and delivery with printers and museum bookstore. Schedules and prioritizes many simultaneous print projects, ensuring that deadlines are met; coordinates workflow between various departments and adjusts schedules as necessary; checks accuracy of content, which may include not only scholarship but also exhibition dates and donor information; and develops production processes and ensures that they are followed. Develops and upholds editorial styles and standards, researching field conventions as necessary, and independently resolves problems across departments in the area of editorial style and content. Ensures that all materials contribute integrally and actively to the Gallery’s mission. Builds and fosters strong working relationships with internal clients; trains new hires across the museum in editorial and production procedures; and assists in training and overseeing student workers. Provides director of department with additional support as needed.
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Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in English or literature appropriate to the collection and three years of experience editing and researching scholarly materials for publication, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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