The Norton Museum of Art is seeking a Writer/ Editor responsible for writing and editing a wide variety of written projects across Norton Museum of Art departments and areas of activity. The individual will have a primary purpose to ensure that materials in all formats are clearly written, crisply edited, and effective in meeting their objectives. The Writer/Editor builds and sustains close working relationships with departments to deeply understand and stay current with goals and needs for projects with written assets and writes and edits copy to advance projects.
The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 and today houses one of the finest permanent collections in the South of over 8,000 works of art in five core collections: American, Chinese, Contemporary, European and Photography.
- Maintains a high institutional standard for the Norton’s written communications to be engaging, clear, and accurate.
- Adheres to the Norton’s style guide and updating and adapting the style guide as needed.
- Responsible to ensure all internal and external written language reflects the Norton’s institutional voice/style.
- Being an accessible copy editor and proofreader for internal and external print and digital communications including documents across departments, sometimes on tight deadlines.
- Responsible that all internal and public facing assets are proofed and typo-free.
- Ensure that appropriate consistency and accurate messaging in all written materials.
- Editing and proofreading text produced for all digital content.
- Other duties as may be assigned by manager.
- Bachelor's degree in Communications or Journalism preferred.
- Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills with an impeccable knowledge of the English language and rules of grammar.
- General understanding of graphic design principles and print production procedures.
- 5+ years of experience editing.
- Experience working in a museum or art related entity a plus.
- Strong organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail.
- Ability to set priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines.
- Ability to visually inspect detailed printed material.
- Positive, “can-do” attitude, flexible, and team-oriented.
Applicants can submit resume to HR@norton.org.
The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates a diverse team of talented staff and volunteers.