The Getty

  • Assistant Editor

    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(12/19/2018 1:08 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-3310
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Program/Department
    GRI - 0436-Publications
    Category
    Publications
    Salaried/Hourly
    Hourly
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $24.19 - $30.24 Hourly
    Salary
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an Assistant Editor to collaborate with authors, editors, designers, and production coordinators to facilitate the publication of scholarly print and electronic art history books. This is a full-time hourly position reporting to the Managing Editor of GRI Publications. The Assistant Editor prepares manuscripts for editing; copyedits ephemera, exhibition materials, and essays to ensure clarity and conformity with editorial standards; collates corrections to page proofs and review them for errors; edits indexes; and represents publication projects in marketing meetings.

     

    The Assistant Editor will be given the opportunity to complete courses in copyediting, proofreading, and digital media and to attend professional conferences. The Getty offers medical insurance (choice of 3 health plans and dependent coverage available), dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and paid sick leave; a telework program; a retirement savings program (includes an employer contribution and match); and a free fitness center on-site.

     

    In the cover letter, please mention prior editing or publishing experience.

     

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Prepares manuscripts for editing and for transmittal to design.
    • Proofreads and copyedits texts, and checks corrections made by proofreaders and authors.
    • Assists with project management of publications, which may include communicating with Getty colleagues, authors, freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers.
    • Works with Rights Coordinator to ensure acquisition of high-resolution art and copyright permissions for heavily illustrated publications.
    • Develops knowledge of publishing through trainings, reading, and on-the-job experience.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in the humanities (preferably in English or Art History); MA preferred
    • 1-3 years in publishing, preferably in a museum or university press environment

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Copyediting and proofreading skills.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and conventions of academic writing are helpful.
    • Reading knowledge or familiarity with one or more European languages is helpful.
    • Interest in the arts and a career in academic publishing is preferred.
    • We value diversity and encourage individuals from communities underrepresented in publishing to apply.