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Assistant Editor, Collections - 26474BR  
  posted: Aug. 27, 2014
 Offered by: 
Yale University
Full Time
New Haven, CT
General Purpose:
Reporting to the Director of Publications and Editorial Services, Yale University Art Gallery, the Assistant Editor manages the development, design, and execution of a variety of editorial projects, including exhibition and collection catalogues, artists’ monographs, the annual Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, interpretive brochures, special-exhibition labels, web projects, interdepartmental forms, confidential reports, and miscellanea, as assigned by the museum’s Director of Publications and Editorial Services. Collaborates with internal clients in the planning and development of manuscripts; estimates specifications and obtains production estimates; develops budgets; creates and maintains schedules; content edits, copy edits, proofreads, collects, and collates copy and/or hires freelance editors as necessary and manages their work; assists in setting print runs and retail prices and in managing art; reviews and traffics contracts for honoraria; coordinates between editorial and design work, trafficking proofs and assisting in color corrections; and coordinates shipping and delivery with printers and museum bookstore. Develops and upholds editorial styles and standards, while ensuring that all materials contribute integrally and actively to the Gallery’s mission of: encouraging an appreciation for and understanding of art and art history, reaching and educating a broad audience on the Gallery’s collection, and promoting and advancing scholarship on the Gallery’s works and the field as a whole. Provides Director of Publications and Editorial Services with additional editorial support as needed.

• Master’s Degree in English or literature appropriate to the collection and three years of experience editing and researching scholarly materials for publication or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Proven ability to manage a print project from manuscript to publication. Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and organizational skills. Previous experience generating publication schedules and budgets.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well under pressure with a variety of people on a wide range of projects.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Ability to manage multiple projects for multiple clients and audiences on deadline. Proven ability to meet production schedules and deadlines.
• Strong knowledge of and interest in art history.
• Proven skills working in a Mac-based environment and working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite
• Preferred: Master’s in art history. Exp working in a museum; in a team-based environment; in project management; in presenting/articulating creative/print concepts; w/Chicago Manual of Style; w/printing processes, image prep, color correction; w/Adobe InDesign/Photoshop, TMS, web-based content-management systems (preferably Drupal), HTML, CSS.
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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 26474BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Job #  11010
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