Proofreader/Copy Editor

547 W 27th St 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Competitive salary and benefits
Apr 23, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Position Title: Proofreader/Copy Editor

Reports to: Senior Text Editor

Status: Full-time

Aperture is seeking a full-time Proofreader/Copy Editor to provide critical editorial support for the organization 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.


  • Copyediting and/or proofreading all print and digital ephemera produced by Aperture, 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 catalogues and tipsheets.

  • Copyediting texts for the biannual newspaper The PhotoBook Review.

  • Copyediting texts for Aperture books and proofreading layouts, as time allows.

  • Working with Senior Text Editor to consistently implement house style across all departments and projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 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

  • Knowledge of photography preferred


Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and how you heard about this opportunity, email , using the following conventions:

Subject line: Proofreader/Copy Editor
Cover letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Only applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted. 

Aperture offers a competitive salary and benefits. Our staff also has generous vacation, sick leave, and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. 

Aperture seeks to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, and welcomes all applications regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability, age, or religion.


Aperture is a not-for-profit organization, 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. We offer 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. More information about Aperture can be found at

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