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Editorial Assistant, Aperture magazine
posted: May 22, 2019
Offered by:
Aperture offers a competitive salary and benefits.
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Title:Editorial Assistant, Aperture magazine
Reports to: Editor and Managing Editor
Status: Full-time
Date: May 22, 2019


Aperture is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work on Aperture magazine, the foundation’s flagship publication. Reporting to the magazine’s editors, the Editorial Assistant will coordinate with galleries and artists to request artwork, perform picture research, negotiate rights and permissions, assist with writing captions, proofreading, and fact-checking, and manage payments to authors and vendors. In addition to working on the quarterly print magazine and organizing long-term project research, the Editorial Assistant will also assist with photobooks that originate from the magazine department, as well as with publishing timely articles, reviews, and foundation news on Aperture Online.


• Assisting in the management of four issues of Aperture magazine per year and a number of photobooks
• Managing art logs, trafficking artwork, and performing related editorial and administrative tasks for the development and completion of magazine and book projects
• Managing invoicing for all department expenses and tracking quarterly and project-based financial reports
• Coordinating research, editing, and publishing of articles for Aperture Online
• Overseeing photo permissions and acquisitions; tracking payments; preparing
captions; and maintaining files and records
• Preparing visuals for public and internal presentations about the magazine and photobooks
• Assisting in maintaining correspondence and communication with photographers, designers, and authors
• Working in collaboration with the Manager of Education and Managing Editor to interview and train an editorial intern every intern session (July-December; January-June)


• Bachelor’s Degree
• Ideally two years of editorial experience in illustrated books, an arts
organization or publisher, and/or magazine, newspaper, or media outlet
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of photography and arts media landscape
• Detail-oriented, with an ability to multitask and remain well-organized under
deadline pressure
• Ability to work in a team environment, with all levels of staff
• Basic Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress


Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and how you heard about this opportunity, to, using the following conventions:

Subject line: Editorial Assistant
Cover letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Only applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Aperture offers a competitive salary and benefits. Our staff also has generous vacation, sick leave, and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. 

Aperture seeks to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, and welcomes all applications regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability, age, or religion.
About Our  

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization, connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, with the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multiplatform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally. We offer public programs, including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and conferences that contribute to and expand the dialogue on photography’s role in our society, as well as outreach education for children and teens, building visual literacy and aimed to engage diverse new audiences. More information about Aperture can be found at
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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