Job opening detail :
Editorial Assistant, Books
posted: Aug. 2, 2019
Offered by:
Aperture Foundation
Health; Dental
Full Time
New York, NY
Aperture is seeking a talented Editorial Assistant to work on a diverse list of photography
books. The editorial assistant plays a vital role in coordinating the editorial process,
collaborating with all in-house departments (production, sales, publicity, development, etc.).
• Assisting in the management, research, and development of twelve illustrated titles per
year, working in close collaboration with a Senior Editor
• Coordinating schedules, managing outreach and communication, and maintaining shared
documents with external organizations and partners
• Managing and trafficking artwork, and performing related editorial and administrative tasks
for individual book projects
• Researching and negotiating image rights and permissions on a project by project basis
• Writing cover and catalog copy, as well as title information sheets. Preparing materials
needed for sales and marketing
• Corresponding and coordinating with authors, artists, designers, and freelancers, including
copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, etc.
• Preparing and tracking budgets, contracts, payment schedules, and expense reports
• Checking and tracking layouts through all stages of review
• Working in collaboration with the intern coordinator and Managing Editor to interview and
train an editorial intern every intern session (July-December; January-June)
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Editorial experience in illustrated books, an arts organization or publisher, or related field
• Ability to work on highly complicated, art- and design-heavy books
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask
• Ability to work independently and also in a team environment, with all levels of staff
• Knowledge of photography preferred
• Sense of humor appreciated
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
Mirek Goraj
547 w27th street 4FL
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.
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