10 Jan 2017

Full-Time Job Editorial Director – Publications

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description


Responsible for all editorial management aspects of the Museum’s publishing program, including catalogues, exhibition-related ephemera, and a growing number of non-exhibition projects (research publications, trade art books, children’s books, international co-editions, digital publications, and long-form writing in multiple media).
Directs, manages, and hires editorial staff, coordinating work with associate publisher/business and marketing, production director, design and production staff and freelancers, in the planning and editing of books, catalogues, educational materials, and other Museum-sponsored or Museum-commissioned writing.
Plans future publications with curators, authors, designers, and Publications managerial staff. Participates in formulation of publishing procedures and strategies.
Manages all editorial aspects of publication, including scheduling and monitoring, working closely with authors and freelance contributors to ensure timely manuscript deliveries.
Works with publisher and other Publications management staff in establishing editorial and writing budgets and schedules, and is directly responsible for monitoring and adhering to them.
Maintains and manages cadre of editorial freelancers, translators, and translation reviewers. Supervises all editorial aspects of foreign editions and co-publishing ventures.
Works with publisher and associate publisher/business and marketing to acquire and develop new titles.
Stays informed about established and emerging writers and scholars in the Museum’s areas of publishing.
Provides editorial guidance to Museum staff in general and style sheet guidelines specifically. May edit individual major publications.
Participates in MoMA’s Editorial Advisory Board with curatorial members and other museum staff. Reports to Publisher.


15+ years of progressive experience with proven track record in all aspects of editorial management, with special emphasis on art books and scholarly museum-quality publications.
Familiarity with all aspects of workflow for print and digital publications, and a demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of English-language editing, together with demonstrated comfort is working with foreign-language publishing partners.
Demonstrated effectiveness in managing complex collaborative editorial projects.


If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

If submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in a PDF format.
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.



• Job Title: Editorial Director – Publications
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: moma.org
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, exhibition, library, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 49 days.