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Senior Editor

The Jewish Education Project

This is a Full-time position in San Marino, CA posted June 10, 2021.

At The Huntington, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to support and promote the appreciation of the humanities, the arts, and botanical science.

The Huntington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

The Huntington

Founded in 1919, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution open to the public, housing world-class library, art, and botanical collections.

Its mission is to support research and promote education in the arts, humanities, and botanical science and to display and interpret its extraordinary resources for diverse audiences.

The Culture

Here we are committed to the highest of standards in all that we do – from preserving and protecting the collections, to exhibitions, educational and scholarly programming, visitor and reader services, and beyond.

Achieving excellence across these pursuits requires a diversity of perspectives, expertise, experience, and methodologies. We are better together.

We believe an explicit commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion directly impacts and improves staff and audience engagement and experience. 

Job Description

The Role

The Huntington is seeking an energetic, creative, meticulous Senior Editor to oversee copyediting and proofreading for the institution’s busy Office of Communications and Marketing.

The position requires a meticulous editorial sensibility as well as top-level writing skills, with a knack for creative storytelling, an innate curiosity, and the ability to turn out high-quality blogs, feature articles, news releases, brochure copy, and web content on tight deadlines.

The Senior Editor also serves as writer and project manager/editor for publications as assigned.

The position reports to the managing editor in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Essential Functions

Editor—Serves as a deadline-oriented copy editor and proofreader, organizing and managing the content flow of a variety of materials circulating through the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Works collegially to coach writers.

Collaborates closely with graphic designers, and other members of the Communications team, as well as colleagues across the institution as necessary.

Provides quality control of publications and products through editing and proofreading.

Project Manager—Oversees editorial content of special publications, copyediting, and ensuring timely printing and delivery.

Works in collaboration with writers, graphic designers, freelancers, and others to produce high-quality copy on deadline.

Writer—Serves as back-up writer for Communications, drafting high-quality copy on deadline.

Qualifications

Must have excellent track record of producing high-quality editorial material on tight deadlines.

Must have well-honed interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with writers and collaborate successfully with other colleagues in Communications and beyond.

Must have experience providing oversight to writers and content producers and the ability to provide constructive feedback.

Must have a strong project management background with a proven track record for publication management.

Must possess the ability to efficiently manage time, navigating competing demands and clearly communicating and properly prioritizing deadlines.

Ability to write and edit quickly with exemplary attention to detail while supporting brand integrity, voice, and mission.

Must have worked in a deadline-oriented capacity and be able to coordinate work on several projects at once. 

Must have extensive knowledge of AP style.

Must submit a portfolio showing published writing from a museum, university, news organization, or cultural organization.

Must have proficiency in MS Office, Sharepoint, and related copyediting software.

copyediting software.

Education and Experience

Five to six years’ experience in editing and writing for cultural organizations, museums, universities, or news outlets.

These skills and abilities are usually acquired through the completion of a B.A.

degree, preferably in English, journalism, or equivalent coursework.

Demonstrated ability and job experience may provide an appropriate substitute for preferred degree.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and three published clips that they have edited.

Candidates who reach the final round of consideration will also be asked to complete a timed editing exercise.

You will have the opportunity to “upload” additional documents during the “My Experience” step of the application process. 

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens is a cultural and educational institution of global significance.

Building on Henry E.

Huntington’s renowned collections, the Huntington today supports research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development of a community of scholars, school programs and partnerships, and through display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.