Associate Editor

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.

Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

Responsibilities

The ASSOCIATE EDITOR is responsible for copyediting and proofreading Museum of Art publications, which include exhibition catalogues and books related to the collection, exhibition labels, gallery guides, special program brochures, course catalogues, curriculum materials, newsletters, and online communications. Assesses goals and requirements in conjunction with the director of publishing, curatorial, exhibitions, education, web, and marketing staff for specific publications and projects, and manages, monitors, and coordinates progress from concept through writing and production phases. Is the project manager for all print and digital publications produced by the education department; proofs all press releases, ads, and other marketing materials. Works with the web and marketing departments to develop web content, assist in day-to-day web updates, and maintain clear and consistent public messaging. Takes the lead on content development for exhibition microsites and other substantive online projects. Serves as coordinating editor for Storyboard, the museum’s award-winning online journal. Executes and provides substantive editing (including manuscript preparation and content/structural review), copyediting, and proofreading. Develops, implements, and enforces in conjunction with the director of publishing, editorial standards and museum style guide. Lead editor/project manager on various exhibition projects. Assists with book and catalogue projects as necessary.

  • Develops and strategizes, in conjunction with the director of publishing, web and digital media, curatorial, education, and marketing to determine the best way to present website content, including exhibition posts and updates, exhibition microsites, Storyboard (online journal), education materials, etc.; actively searching out possibilities for development and selecting web content;

  • Serves as coordinating editor for Storyboard - managing editorial calendar, communicating with contributors, editing essays, and commissioning new content;

  • Develops processes and procedures for seamlessly integrating the creation and production of online content into the museum’s operations;

  • Oversees web updates performed by marketing and proofreads content entered by other departments;

  • Assesses goals and requirements in conjunction with the director of publishing, curatorial, exhibitions, education, web, and marketing staff for specific publications and projects, and manages, monitors, and coordinates progress from concept through writing and production phases;

  • Is the project manager for all print and digital publications produced by the education department;

  • Proofs all press releases, ads, and other marketing materials;

  • Works with the web and marketing departments to develop web content and assists in day-to-day web updates;

  • Takes the lead on content development for exhibition microsites and other substantive online projects;

  • Executes and provides substantive editing (including manuscript preparation and content/structural review), copy editing, and proofreading for the museum’s printed materials and in-gallery communications;

  • Develops, implements, and enforces, in conjunction with the department head, editorial standards and museum style guide in both print and online;

  • Lead editor/project manager on various exhibition projects. Manages project timeline, defines objectives, manages budget, assembles and coordinates project staff, works to resolve issues, and assesses progress and results of the project;

  • Assists with book and catalogue projects.

Requirements
  • Individual must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and a creative thinker/problem solver;

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage conflicting deadlines, coordinate project schedules, and work in a fast-paced environment;

  • Highly developed aesthetic sensibilities, as well as superior communication, interpersonal, and organization skills are also required;

  • Ability to multi-task and manage a complex schedule of deliverables is essential;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required;

  • Proficiency with electronic editing using PDFs and with website content management systems is required;

  • Familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign is a plus;

  • Individual is expected to gain proficiency with EMu, the museum’s collection management database;

  • Proficiency with WordPress is required; all museum web properties are built in WordPress environments

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA in art history or English required; MA in art history, museum studies, or English preferred;

  • A strong interest in the visual arts is required;

  • Minimum five years of museum or publishing experience, preferably copyediting and proofreading experience in a professional editorial environment, such as a museum, newspaper, publisher, or corporate editorial or public affairs department.

How to Apply

Visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities. Click on Search Jobs and Click on Apply within this job posting (Req #247). It is encouraged that you upload your resume and cover letter (in one file) – detailing your specific and unique educational background and experiences that would promote your success.

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Posted on May 7