- Creative Services
- Reports To:
- Editorial Director
- Full Time
Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. The Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three iconic stages, including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.
The Associate Editor shares in the work of the Editorial department, and plays an integral role in executing and maintaining Carnegie Hall’s editorial style guide. The Associate Editor reports to the Editorial Director and is part of a team of five with a track record of delivering thoughtfully edited content that adheres to the high standards associated with Carnegie Hall.
- Assist in the project management and editing of print and online materials across the entirety of projects that move through the Editorial department, including collateral related to the education and social impact programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Development campaigns, Special Events, and concert-specific Marketing initiatives, as needed.
- Monitor the production and ensure the editorial excellence of daily Playbill programs for approximately one-fourth of CHC presentations in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Zankel Hall, and/or Weill Recital Hall, in addition to any corresponding librettos. The Associate Editor works in the website content management system to enter and update information related to any assigned program.
- Edit and review all materials associated with the Carnegie Hall Citywide series.
- When necessary, provides support to the Production department, particularly related to scheduling and overall trafficking within the organization.
- Be an active and vocal participant within the Editorial department and overall Marketing department.
- Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule.
- Support work on additional projects is assigned based on the department’s overall workload, at the discretion of the Editorial Director and/or Director of Creative Services.
- Two or more years of proven copyediting and proofreading skills.
- Efficient and confident project-management and problem-solving skills.
- Impeccable attention to detail and organization.
- Knowledge of and enthusiasm for classical music and other genres.
- Marketing insight related to a variety of audiences.
- Expertise in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with online content-management systems.
- Culturally responsive communication and interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to be flexible in the workplace as needs shift.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of departments; ability to engage with leadership and build cross-departmental relationships.
- Excellent time management skills; ability to work in a high-pressure environment with competing deadlines and demands from cross-departmental stakeholders; ability to work on tight deadlines as well as long-lead projects.
- Highly self-motivated and decisive.
- Passion for and commitment to Carnegie Hall’s mission and values.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of editing and writing education.
- Some evening and weekend coverage required.
Carnegie Hall is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Decisions concerning employment are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications to contribute to meeting Carnegie Hall’s needs, and Carnegie Hall is committed not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender expression or status of being transgender), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, status as a caregiver, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses or stalking, criminal convictions (except where otherwise permitted by law), arrest record, credit history, pregnancy, age, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic protected by law.