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Aperture is a not-for-profit foundation, connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, with the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multiplatform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally. The Foundation offers public programs including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and conferences that contribute to and expand the dialogue on photography’s role in our society as well as outreach education for children and teens building visual literacy and aimed to engage diverse new audiences.

Sales and Rights Associate

Position Description

Aperture is seeking a full-time Sales and Rights Associate to provide critical support to the Managing Editor and Sales Director, Books.  The position will report to the Managing Editor.

Key Responsibilities

 The Sales Associate will support our publishing program in several ways:

  • Coordinating and producing book-related sales materials, including our bi-annual catalog
  • Overseeing front and back list book data
  • Pursuing and coordinating foreign co-editions and licensing opportunities
  • Handling book-related permission requests
  • Providing general support as necessary to the Managing Editor and the Sales Director, Books.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a publishing, legal or library environment
  • General knowledge of publishing practices with respect to permissions and contracts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in the arts and/or familiarity with photography
  • Strong ability to establish priorities and work independently
  • Detail-oriented, with an ability to multitask and remain well-organized under deadline pressure
  • Sales-oriented and proactive
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with all levels of staff
  • Sense of humor appreciated
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish would be an advantage
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite

To Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhiresales@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Sales Associate

Cover Letter and Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_sales_associate.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE.

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Assistant

Position Description

We are seeking a full time Executive Assistant to work directly with the Executive Director and assist him with all aspects of his work.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing the Executive Director in person and by phone, and handling inquiries appropriately within the organization
  • Supporting and handling, where necessary, Executive Director’s daily schedule, including processing mail, email, voicemail, business appointments, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Administering Executive Office, including preparing monthly expense reports,  maintaining digital and paper files, and managing database of contacts
  • Providing support for Board of Trustees meetings, including announcements, taking minutes at meetings, and compiling and circulating relevant materials
  • Maintaining all related Trustee information and files
  • Assisting with projects, whether managing them or assisting in a more limited capacity, as specified by the Executive Director 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in an arts organization or publisher, ideally involving work with photographers
  • Bachelor’s Degree and associated work experience
  • Detail oriented, with an ability to multitask and remain well organized under deadline pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment, with all levels of staff
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion, maturity and professionalism
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with both Mac and PC platforms preferred

To Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Executive Assistant

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  NO CALLS, PLEASE

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Graphic Designer

Position Description

 Aperture is seeking a full-time graphic designer, experienced in print and online design, to work with Aperture’s editorial and development staff to maintain the quality of Aperture’s brand, communications, house graphics, and various design projects (some handled in house, as part of the job; others handled by outside designers).

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating page layouts and design features on deadline;
  • Managing design workflow;
  • Designing and overseeing book promotion materials, events calendars, exhibition invitations and signage, as well as evites, the program for our annual benefit, display and wall signage, magazine ads, and occasional book covers (requiring work to existing templates as well as original design work);
  • Prepping files for print and transmitting files to printer and maintaining archives of all pre-press files and PDFs;
  • Managing print requirements for house materials;
  • Assessing design work by outside designers, and proposing first class outside designers for Aperture to add to its roster; and
  • Managing and supervising an intern to balance workload.

Qualifications

  • Two to three years’ professional print design and production experience.
  • Bachelor’s or other advanced degree.
  • Passion for Aperture’s mission.
  • Knowledge of online design, website building, CSS, etc.
  • Strong grasp on issues of contemporary photography and/or the arts a plus
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to thrive under deadline pressure.

To Apply

Please send a resume, a link to your design work, and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newdesignerhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Designer

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  NO CALLS, PLEASE

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Proofreader/Copyeditor

Position Description

Aperture is seeking a full-time Proofreader/Copy Editor to provide critical editorial support for the foundation by proofreading copy for a large amount of ephemeral materials produced by our communications, sales, exhibitions, education, development, and book departments. The ideal candidate has razor-sharp proofreading, copyediting, and writing skills; is well versed in Chicago style; and is highly organized. A familiarity with the discourse around photography and contemporary art and culture is helpful. The position will report to the Senior Text Editor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Copyediting and/or proofreading all print and digital ephemera produced by the foundation, including e-newsletters and e-vites, colophons, exhibition wall texts and captions, educational brochures, media kits for Aperturemagazine, development materials, news releases, and seasonal sales catalogs and tipsheets.

 

  • Proofreading the biannual newspaper The PhotoBook Review.

 

  • Copyediting texts for Aperture books and proofreading layouts, as time allows.

 

  • Working with Senior Text Editor to consistently implement house style sheet across all departments and projects.

 
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • 2-3 years of copyediting and/or proofreading experience
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline
  • Knowledge of photography preferred

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhireproofreader@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line: Proofreader/Copy Editor

Cover letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer