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Publication or Company Aperture Foundation
Job Title Proofreader/Copy Editor
Industry Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Non-profit, Photography
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY

Aperture is seeking a full-time Proofreader/Copy Editor to provide critical editorial support for the foundation by proofreading copy for a large amount of ephemeral materials produced by our communications, sales, exhibitions, education, development, and book departments. The ideal candidate has razor-sharp proofreading, copyediting, and writing skills; is well versed in Chicago style; and is highly organized. A familiarity with the discourse around photography and contemporary art and culture is helpful. The position will report to the Senior Text Editor.

Responsibilities include:

• Copyediting and/or proofreading all print and digital ephemera produced by the foundation, including e-newsletters and e-vites, colophons, exhibition wall texts and captions, educational brochures, media kits for Aperture magazine, development materials, news releases, and seasonal sales catalogs and tipsheets.

• Proofreading the biannual newspaper The PhotoBook Review.

• Copyediting texts for upcoming Aperture titles, as time allows.

• Working with senior text editor to consistently implement house style sheet across all departments and projects.


• Bachelors Degree
• Knowledge of photography preferred
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• 2-3 years of copyediting and/or proofreading experience
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline
Proofreader/Copy Editor
September 26, 2013

Aperture Foundation
New York, NY

Aperture is a not-for-profit foundation, 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. The Foundation offers 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.

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