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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Date Posted
General Description:
The Editor supports the Managing Editor and senior editors with editing texts, finalizing galleys and page layouts, communication with curators and other staff, and administrative duties.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Edit catalogue texts, exhibition panels and labels, and ephemeral pieces, as determined by the Managing Editor
• Maintain editorial standards and deadlines and oversee projects from initial planning state through all phases of proofreading, design layout, and bluelines
• Organize publication materials; work closely with authors, production staff, designers, and editorial freelancers
• Assist the editor of quarterly bulletin and annual journal
• Assist in editing and proofreading of annual report
• Communicating with curators and other staff
• Other projects, as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
• Requires two years of editing and publishing experience with art books
• Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Knowledge and Education:
• B.A. degree
• Background in art history and/or humanities
• Extensive knowledge of editing and publishing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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