Dept-Digital- Editor

Job details:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Expiring Date: 01 August 2017
Date: 02 June 2017
Sector: Technology
Function: Journalist/Editor
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Job Description

The Metropolitan Museum of Art connects the world to 5,000 years of art and culture in its galleries and online. On any given day, incredible stories unfold across our four spaces: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, The Met Cloisters, and online. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized Editor to acquire, edit, proofread, and publish content for and related channels as necessary. S/he ensures accuracy and consistency of content. S/he is a mission-driven editor who is passionate about bringing The Met’s collection, scholarship, and stories to new and existing audiences worldwide.

S/he works closely with departments and authors across the Museum to develop and produce high-quality, deeply engaging content that extends both the Museum’s mission and business objectives. The Editor produces content and assists with the implementation of process and workflow improvements. The position reports to the Managing Editor, Digital Content.








  • Create, review, edit, and repurpose content for and related distribution channels in accordance with editorial schedules and roadmaps

  • Scout, solicit, and scope stories from across the institution, and develop them into engaging and substantive features for a global, non-specialist audience

  • Coordinate select exhibition content, and manage deadlines and communication about project status

  • Ensure consistent style and voice, and copyedit and proofread as necessary

  • Adjust quickly to changing requirements, competing deadlines, and changing processes

  • Proactively manage and undertake ownership of assigned projects

  • Understand user analytics, and work towards set measurable, time-bound goals..

  • Have a problem-solving attitude and take the initiative to troubleshoot issues

  • Other related duties, as needed






    Experience and Skills:

  • DIgital content or journalism experience

  • Minimum 3 years editorial experience in a professional digital environment

  • Impeccable writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a capacity to communicate easily with staff in diverse functional areas and departments

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Attention to detail (bordering on obsessive), creativity, and flexibility

  • Demonstrated experience with CMS, HTML

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop


    Knowledge and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Knowledge of art history a plus



  • 27 days paid annual leave

  • 10+ paid holiday days annually

  • 403(b) with option for employer matching plan

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Special access to Museum exhibitions, galleries, curatorial talks, and programs

  • A one-of-a-kind work environment



  • Send CV and cover letter to [email protected] with job title in the subject line

  • CV that highlights core skills, accomplishments, background, and education

  • Cover letter that describes what sets you apart from other candidates, availability to start, and salary requirements

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