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Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Editor is responsible for the project management of individual publications covering a wide array of topics and in both print and digital formats. As one of four Editors in the department, he/she manages the publication process from initial manuscript development through proofreading and finalization of the content. The Publishing Department produces approximately eight to nine books a year, with an emphasis on scholarly collection and exhibition catalogues. Long recognized for the strength of its scholarly publications, the department will be expanding its program in the coming years to include more popular books, explore the development of books for children and families, and continue its recently launched work on digital publications. Working with the Director of Publishing, Production Manager, and the author, the Editor shapes the content of a given publication, develops project schedules and works closely with other authors, curators, designers, photographers, production staff, translators, and other freelancers to keep the project focused and on schedule.
- A BA in art history or English is required. An MA in art history, museum studies, or English is preferred.
- A minimum of three to five years of editorial experience in art-book publishing is required. Museum, trade, or university press experience are all desirable.
- Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and with the creation and implementation of editorial style sheets are required.
- Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and a creative thinker/problem-solver, with the ability to multitask and manage complex schedules.
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills are required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, is required.
- Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is a plus.
- Proficiency in electronic editing using PDFs and with Website content-management systems is desirable. Familiarity with TMS, Photoshop, and InDesign is a plus.
- Experience with digital publishing is strongly preferred.
- Must be flexible and able to work independently to meet rigid deadlines.
- Must have meticulous attention to detail and well-developed organizational talents.
- Paid time off, including up to four weeks’ vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year
- Retirement-savings program with a Museum match
- Medical, dental, and vision benefits at low cost
- Fully paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
- Perks: tickets for special exhibitions, store and café discounts, free general admission for immediate family members, reciprocal memberships with local and national museums, and more.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and résumé with your application at: http://philamuseum.applytojob.com/apply/uS4zH817Mm/Editor
Posted on this site 12/07/17.