The Missouri History Museum is seeking a full-time Editor for its Publications Division.

Core task details include:

  • Creating and adhering to Press schedule
  • Editing book manuscripts: includes copyediting, formatting, working with authors on revisions, obtaining foreword and prefaces, and indexing
  • Editing Gateway articles: includes copyediting, formatting, working with authors on revisions, determining content for departments, and helping with production management
  • Acquiring photos and permissions for book projects and Gateway
  • With Director, receiving and responding to author proposals and manuscript submissions; acquiring new book projects and Gateway articles
  • Writing columns for Gateway and MHM blog
  • Editing and/or proofreading MHM blog
  • Sitting on exhibition teams and copyediting and proofreading labels for exhibitions
  • Copyediting text for all divisions of MHS: includes Exhibit labels, Education newsletters, brochures, and web content
  • Other duties as assigned
  • M.A. (or B.A, with 2 years minimum job experience) in History, English or American Studies.
  • Must edit approximately 2–3 book manuscripts and Gateway magazine annually in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Must track book projects through all stages of the publication process and submit reports on a regular basis on all book-related activities
  • Must work well with authors, in-house staff, freelancers, interns
  • Excellent writing skills are essential; must be able to write and edit text for a general readership as well as an academic audience
  • Should be interested in overall activities of the Society and be willing to participate in committee work
  • Must be Macintosh literate and willing to expand knowledge of Macintosh programs.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Please submit letter of interest and resume to email address listed.

Candidates may also respond to: Missouri History Museum-HR   P.O. Box 11940   St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Information
  • St. Louis, Missouri, 63112-0040, United States
  • 26364672
  • December 24, 2015
  • Editor
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Publications
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite 
    • BA/BS/Undergraduate
    • 2-3 Years
    • 0-10%