Managing Editor

Radius Books

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Radius Books is seeking a full-time managing editor who will be an integral, creative, and collaborative member of the publication team, working with writers, artists, designers, and curators. In addition to overseeing day-to-day project management, the applicant should be someone who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment and is naturally resourceful and imaginative.


Organize all book submissions and prepare presentations of selected proposals for 6-8 Publications Committee per year; follow up with artists and/or institutions who submit book proposals

Develop book project presentations for various internal and external stakeholders, including foundations, distributors, donors, and co-publishers; gather information on artists and potential book projects from curators and scholars related to potential foundation-funded book projects

Draft contracts, budgets, and production schedules related to all books; manage production deadlines for artists, writers, co-publishers, and in-house staff

Work with artists to determine contributing writers or source historic/previously published texts for inclusion in books; edit and format original writing for contributors, offering suggestions for improvement and fact-checking

Work with publisher, artists, and curators to determine necessary permissions, and source high-resolution images and obtain necessary copyright permissions as needed

Organize captions, credit pages, author bios, and other back matter for all publications; correspond with artists, writers, and institutions to obtain necessary back matter content

Proofread typeset texts and input changes with designer

Participate in all Radius community events, including Artist Openings & Talks, Donation Days and Artist Weekend


Required: Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Adobe InDesign, and Chicago Manual of Style

Preferred: Adobe Suite, Squarespace, Dropbox, editing and proofreading various types of original writing, experience in the arts, publishing, nonprofit, or design sectors a plus

General: enthusiastic about books and the arts; organized and able to manage timelines for multiple projects simultaneously; outgoing, communicative, and happy to engage with artists and writers; able to work independently and as part of a fast-paced team

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits include paid vacation and health insurance

Must live in Santa Fe, NM; this is not a remote position

How to Apply

Radius Books is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. We aim to hire talented people of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities.

Please send your cover letter and resume to and indicate Managing Editor in the subject line. No calls please. For more information about Radius Books, please visit

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Posted on October 28