Assistant Editor

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Assistant Editor


Georgia Museum of Art

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Additional Schedule Information:

20 hours per week

Advertised Salary:

$12.00 hour

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary position through June 30, 2021. Possibility of continuation if funding is available..

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Serves as editor of museum’s quarterly newsletter (set story budget and deadlines; obtain images; writes as necessary; work with designer and printer; make sure copies are distributed via mail and elsewhere)

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Serves as managing editor of museum’s weekly blog: assigns stories, edits, adds to Wordpress website, ensures that they have photos, and writes as needed

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Manages wholesale sales of museum publications and maintains inventory of publications storage room; proofreads label copy for exhibitions, blog posts, press releases, and other content; submits publications for awards; runs yearly book sale; markets completed publications; provides general office assistance for vacant positions

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Assists with production of museum publications from rough-draft stage (substantial editing, contact with authors, obtaining images) to working with graphic designers (reading page proofs) to working with printers (color proofing, maintaining schedule) and mailing complimentary/review copies of finished work, as time allows

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Classification Title:

Temporary Office/Clerical





Position Summary:

The assistant editor is responsible for research, editing, and production of publications generated by the museum, both exhibition-related and general. This position supervises interns and students within the department and reports to the director of communications/editor.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in English, journalism, or art history) and a minimum one year of publishing or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Demonstrated abilities in writing, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Ability to maintain budgets, timelines, and inventory of publications

Physical Demands:

Sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal. Lift boxes weighing approximately 35 pounds.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time