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Managing Editor, Corning Museum of Glass

  • January 24, 2020 12:57 PM
    Message # 8671539
    MANY Staff (Administrator)

    Corning Museum of Glass

    Position Summary

    Title:                Managing Editor

    Status:              Full-Time, M&P

    Reports to:       Director of Collections


    Directs the activities of the Publications Department, including strategic planning, supervision of staff, and budget oversight for the Corning Museum of Glass Publications Department. Responsible for Publications Department operations including: editorial, graphic design, rights and reproductions, production and distribution. Coordinates work of contributing authors, reviewers, and editors. Contributes to compilation and editing of selected titles.  



    ·       Responsible for developing and executing strategic and operational plans for the Museum’s publication program, including transition to digital publication platforms for editorial workflow and selected publications.

    ·       Manages the day-to-day operations of the publications department.

    ·       Responsible for development and oversight of departmental budget, as well as contracts with external vendors for editorial and production services.

    ·       Oversight of rights and reproduction functions, including management of intellectual property related to the Museum’s publications.

    ·       Cultivation of publication and distribution partnerships.

    ·       Active engagement with museum and academic publishing communities through participation in professional organizations, conferences and book fairs.


    ·       Oversees all editorial and production aspects of the Museum’s serial and monographic publications.

    ·       Compiles and edits the Museum’s Annual Report and Notable Acquisitions.

    ·       Collaborates with the Editors of the Museum’s serial publications, New Glass Review and Journal of Glass Studies, including oversight of workflow, text editing and proof-reading, and compilation of some text sections as required.

    ·       Working with exhibition curators, develops exhibition catalogs.

    ·       Working with Museum curators and other staff, identifies topics and develops Museum collection catalogs, monographs, and other Museum publications.

    ·       Edits or oversees editing of other collection-related texts such as gallery and exhibition labels as requested.

    ·       Edits or oversees editing of all publications for accuracy, consistency, style, and format.

    ·       Reviews layouts prepared by the Publications Designer.

    ·       Proofreads or oversees proofreading of all publications.

    ·       Conducts research and writes text for selected publications, as requested.


    ·       Supports and amplifies the Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

    ·       Develops departmental budget and monitors costs for all publications.

    ·       Hires, supervises, and trains the Publications Designer and Editorial Associate.

    ·       Offers suggestions regarding the content, audience, style, and production of planned publications. 

    ·       Sets and supervises internal deadlines for receipt of copy and illustrations.

    ·       Communicates deadlines and other requirements to authors and other content contributors.

    ·       Fact-checks, as time permits, staff contributions to popular and academic publications.

    ·       Compiles or oversees compilation of bibliographies for all publications that include them.

    ·       Contracts external indexing services for all publications that contain them.

    ·       Works closely with the Museum’s Shops and other departments to plan future projects.

    ·       Awareness of current issues and trends in museum and academic publishing including emerging technologies and scholarly communications.


    ·       Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience preferred.

    ·       Demonstrated experience as an editor of books, newspapers, or magazines.

    ·       Outstanding writing and editing skills.

    ·       Excellent research and organizational abilities.

    ·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    ·       Knowledge of foreign languages desired.

    ·       Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft and Adobe software products.

    ·       Ability to meet deadlines and to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    ·       Excellent supervisory skills.

    ·       Ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner.

    ·       Excellent interpersonal skills.

    ·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong collaboration skills.

    ·       Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    ·       Flexibility in hours necessary.

    ·       Respect and exemplify the values of the Corning Museum of Glass in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and the public. 


    To apply, we ask for an email to employment@cmog.org or postal mail sent to The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Human Resources.  The Corning Museum of Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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