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Publications Editor  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Director of Publications, the Publications Editor provides in-house editorial services and helps produce catalogs, museum labels, and other materials related to the Academy Museum’s exhibitions, collections, archives, and public programs. You will work independently on tasks of varying magnitude and scope, meeting agreed-upon deadlines and maintaining exacting editorial standards.

You Will:

  • Provide substantive editing, copy editing, fact-checking, and proofreading for a range of materials, including exhibition catalogues, collection books, didactic texts, museum labels, and gallery and programming guides.
  • Track projects through all stages of editing, design, and production, ensuring drafts and proofs are reviewed and approved by all necessary departments and partners.
  • Prepare style sheets and contribute to the development of biographies, chronologies, bibliographies, image captions, and photo or loan credits, front and back matter, and marketing materials.
  • Source images for reproduction, coordinating image procurement and permissions processes and tracking relevant paperwork.
  • Conduct research in libraries, archives, and collections databases.
  • Coordinate the production, shipping, and storage of publications.
  • Be a second reader for primary editors on other projects.
  • Work independently and meet deadlines.



Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience editing a range of texts for museums or nonprofit cultural institutions.
  • MA/MFA desired.
  • Understanding of the principles of editing, including knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).
  • An exceptional eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse writers.
  • Effectiveness in managing complex editorial projects and collaborations with curators, graphic designers, photo researchers, and museum colleagues at all levels.
  • Familiarity with the craft, technology, industry, history, and art of filmmaking.


Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Leave
  • 401(k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Editor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 1/19/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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