The Walker Art Center seeks a detail-oriented full-time Assistant Editor to provide critical support for our communications. In collaboration with the Senior Editor and Design Studio Manager and across all teams, the role will be responsible for overseeing proofing of print and digital projects. This is done by implementing the Walker’s style guidelines and brand tone to exemplify institutional values through editorial process and texts. Working closely with colleagues, the Assistant Editor is tasked with engaging current and potential audiences with flexible, dynamic language that is human and understandable.
- Edit, copyedit, compile, and proofread textual material for Walker communications (across departments) for print and the website, including:
- marketing materials, i.e. quarterly calendars, highlights brochures, flyers, postcards
- institutional communications, i.e. annual report; exhibition materials, invitations, and signage
- Proofread exhibition catalogues.
- Typeset corrections and editorial changes into designed projects as needed; approve printers’ proofs.
- Work closely with Design and Marketing teams to write copy for video projects, overarching marketing campaigns, and social media initiatives.
- Modulate reading levels of text for different types of content and audiences, from scholarly to broad-based.
- Participate in departmental objectives by contributing to the development of processes and systems to increase efficiencies across all communication projects; strategies to fulfill the Walker’s nascent hybrid print/digital publishing ecology; and work with Education and curatorial on interpretive strategies.
Schedule and Compensation:
- Full-time; exempt
- Mid-40’s, dependent on experience. Excellent benefit package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.
- Strong skills in copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading required.
- Able to confer with clients; work with designers to unite copy and design elements; and integrate the department’s goals with the Walker’s mission.
- Proficient in word processing programs, Adobe InDesign and Acrobat.
- Content management systems and electronic editing protocols experience desired.
- Master’s degree in English, Literature, Art History, Visual Culture or equivalent fields and/or professional experience required.
- General understanding and appreciation of contemporary art forms, as well as an interest in contemporary publishing and online communication desired.
Email attachments of your cover letter, resume, three professional references, one example of editorial work, and one example of copywriting work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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