POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Head of Research & Archives, the Writer & Editor is responsible for using in-depth art-historical and industry knowledge to develop original content for Lévy Gorvy’s sales, exhibition, publication, marketing, advisory, and inventory materials, ensuring all editorial content is consistent with house style and key brand messages.
Research, write, edit, and fact-check notes for consignments and gallery inventory; narrative artist biographies; proposals for artist and estate representation; and exhibition proposals
Draft, edit, and fact-check text for exhibitions, including loan letters and other correspondence, wall labels, and in-gallery texts; marketing materials; and gallery publications including acknowledgments and chronologies
Develop sales packages and advisory content for Sales Directors including market research and comparables
Work with team members to shape texts for clarity, accuracy, and audience
Clear and strong oral and written communication
Able to adapt writing style for a wide variety of audiences and applications
Excellent copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking skills
Strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
Able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Consistent, reliable, and detail-oriented
Enthusiastic about working collaboratively within a team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Passionate about the art world and driven to raise the profile of the gallery
Master’s degree in art history from an accredited institution, preferably with an emphasis on twentieth-century to contemporary art
5+ years of experience in a gallery, museum, or other arts institution specializing in modern to contemporary art
3+ years of professional editorial experience and familiarity with text production standards
Computer skills: MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign skills preferred)
Must be available for gallery openings and other events as needed, which may take place over weekends or fall outside normal gallery hours.
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.
With a cover letter and CV, please submit two to three writing samples, each approximately 400–1,000 words, with at least one focusing on a secondary market artist or work and another on a primary market subject, to email@example.com.