The Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking a full-time editor to join its publications department. Reporting to the director of publications, the editor will be responsible for printed and digital exhibition catalogues, books, and essays as well as exhibition graphics and some exhibition-related ephemera.


–          Manage and edit approximately three exhibition catalogues per year (from manuscript to bound book)

–          Edit exhibition graphics for approximately six exhibitions per year

–          Edit brochure essays

–          Edit exhibition-related ephemera

–          Hire, contract, and manage freelancers

–          Perform research

–          Liaise with production managers

–          Assist other editors as needed

–          Create sales materials for the Whitney’s trade publishing partner



–          B.A. in English or Art History

–          Minimum of seven years of experience managing and editing illustrated scholarly publications

–          Understanding of modern and contemporary American art

–          Knowledge of general museum style and the Chicago Manual of Style

–          Adept at proofreading, fact-checking, and rewriting

–          Meticulous attention to detail

–          Ability to work well under deadline pressure

–          Diplomacy, collegiality, and excellent communication skills

–          Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe programs.

–          Familiarity with TMS (The Museum System) preferred

–          Foreign language a plus

Job Information
  • 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, 10014, United States
  • 26650141
  • March 9, 2016
  • Editor
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Publications
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 7-10 Years

About The Whitney Museum of American Art

About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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