Proofreader/Copy Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 26, 2013
Closes
Oct 26, 2013
Contact
Mr. Mirek Goraj
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
POSITION DESCRIPTION

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.


QUALIFICATIONS

• 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


TO APPLY

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line: Proofreader/Copy Editor
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE
Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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