Senior Manager, Publications & Editor, Carnegie Magazine

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The Senior Manager, Publications & Editor, Carnegie Magazine is responsible for managing the editorial planning and production of publications and related communications produced by the Carnegie Museums central communications department.

This individual serves as editor of Carnegie magazine, a renowned quarterly publication distributed to 30,000 member households, working closely with the magazine art director and the director of communications.

This position manages all freelance writers, schedules all internal editorial meetings with staff at the four museums, work with content experts to plan content and is on the front-line of producing each issue, which includes interfacing with numerous staff at all four museums, as well as numerous outside contacts who participate in the stories created for our publications.

This position edits all copy, works with the art director to plan, review, and proof page layouts, and works with the art director to schedule and manage traffic flow and the production schedule

This position works with the art director to produce the online magazine for each issue of Carnegie magazine, and subsequent e-communications related to each issue.

This position also supports the director of communications on other non-publication projects through editing, proofreading, and planning, and tactical contributions on various web and e-communications projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, communications, or related field
  • At least 10 years of publications/communications experience, including experience editing a publication.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced writer of feature and news stories; a proven project manager and multi-tasker, with the ability to plan, develop, and manage projects from start to finish;
  • an experienced editor, preferably with experience working with freelance writers;
  • detailed-oriented, with exceptional proofreading abilities; innately curious, and comfortable working with content experts in all areas of the arts and sciences;
  • adept at working with staff at all levels, including senior management;
  • a team player, eager to work with an expansive team of colleagues beyond the immediate Communications departmental team;
  • experienced working within a limited budget.
  • experienced working within a more complex nonprofit or corporate environment.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; a can-do attitude; and a passion for storytelling in a creative and stimulating environment.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Serves as Editor of Carnegie magazine
  • Works directly with the Director of Communications and the Art Director, but also works extremely autonomously on editorial planning, writing, and editing.
  • Works closely with others in the Development department, members of the museum marketing groups, as well as numerous content experts throughout the four museums, including curators, scientists, and educators.
  • Manages publication schedules and works with Communications Director and Art Director to plan and produce publications and other communications directed to shared Carnegie Museums audiences.
  • Leads and collaborates with all freelance writers, as well as photographers; edits all copy.
  • Collaborates with Art Director on page layouts.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

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