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Assistant Editor [Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 19, 1972 in job announcements |

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Editor

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Is responsible for editing museum ephemera, advertising and promotional materials, online and social media content, articles, and other types of printed and electronic communication for substance, grammar, and consistency (combination of content and copy editing) for both general and academic audiences. Editing with an eye toward the particular needs of varied target audiences, the Assistant Editor will ensure that all written communications adhere to Winterthur standards and style, and will assist in proofreading layouts, affirming accuracy of content and design. The Assistant Editor is also responsible for the content, creation, and distribution of Winterthur in Season newsletter and a monthly electronic newsletter, as well as soliciting features, writing copy as required, and fielding editorial questions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education: B.A. in journalism or English with coursework in preferably history, American studies, art history, or related field. Minimum knowledge/skills: Must have a keen eye for detail, well-developed verbal and critical skills. Good feature writer with ability to edit and proofread articles, manuscripts, and ephemera sensitively. Strong working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press Stylebook; knowledge of editorial procedures and standards; and proficiency with MSWord and Adobe Acrobat. Able to perform under deadline pressures, work independently and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow staff members. Minimum experience: 5 years experience as a writer/editor. Proven track record of excellence, productivity and must provide writing samples.
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