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Job Title: Editor (Classified, Exempt)
Company Name: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Richmond, VA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/05/2018
Expire Date: 08/05/2018
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Editor (Classified, Exempt)
In keeping with its mission to exhibit and interpret art and encourage the study of the arts, VMFA produces a wide range of written materials—scholarly and general, educational and promotional, printed and electronic— to further public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the museum and thereby lead to increased attendance and participation in museum programs.

Under the direction of the Editor-In-Chief, the position of Editor involves editorial responsibility for these types of materials—which may include books, gallery didactics, and collateral—from conception to final printed or electronic publication.

Qualifications & Requirements
Advanced editorial skills, including research, writing, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Sensitivity to language and knowledge of grammar, style, and usage; familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style is preferred. Excellent oral and writing communication skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse range of staff members and outside vendors involved in the publication process. Considerable skill in Microsoft Office Suite 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and understanding of electronic editing. General knowledge of production methods for printed and electronic media.

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in English, Journalism, Fine Arts, Art History, or a related field; prior editorial experience is required. Knowledge of basic goals and activities of fine arts museums is a plus.

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Company Name: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Company Description:
VMFA is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.
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