Digital Media Writer/Editor

New York
Sep 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
The department of Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking a talented Digital Media Writer/Editor to conceptualize, research, and write media content for different formats and platforms such as audio tours, mobile, and interactive media. The Writer/Editor will collaborate closely with project team to create engaging, and interpretive content for visitors, both on-site and online, to support the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and related activities. Assignments typically involve: consulting with curatorial and education staff, conducting background research, leading recorded audio interviews with curators and artists, developing scripts from a variety of materials, and working closely with staff producers to review drafts and media edits. The candidate must be a strong conceptual thinker and an accomplished writer and interviewer.

Primary Responsibilities
Actively participate in discovery meetings and content planning sessions with curators and other content experts.
• Conduct background research on subject areas, contribute to project documentation including discovery reports and develop content plans.
• Conduct interviews and write compelling scripts for storytelling experiences, especially audio tours.
• Act as a story lead within projects to provide content guidance to other writers, project managers, and the internal team.
• Work closely with the project manager, creative lead, and technical lead to ensure the content, creative, and media combine for an engaging user experience.
• Integrate final content into CMS systems.
• Provide quality assurance testing of completed digital media.
• Archive final scripts and media into digital assets management systems.
• Other related duties.

Experience and Skills
At least two years of experience writing, researching, and editing in a journalism or arts environment.
• Portfolio of sample writing for museums, news organization, science centers, exhibitions, or cultural publications.
• Experience writing for a variety of media, including audio, video, online, mobile, print, and interactive.
• Ability to quickly distill and succinctly convey relevant points of information from a variety of resources.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with a variety of people within and outside the Museum.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under the pressure of deadlines.
• Strong time management skills, including: the capacity to determine priorities, a clear view of what is and isn’t practical within the constraints of time and resources, and the ability to anticipate problems and determine how to best resolve them.
• A deep understanding of the importance and value of openness and accountability.

Knowledge and Education
• Bachelor’s degree in English literature, creative writing, art history, journalism, or communications required. Graduate degree preferred.

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