Copywriter/Copyeditor (Temporary Position), New York Public Library, NYC


(Interim position, temporary through December 31, 2015)

Position Description:


The New York Public Library is seeking an experienced copywriter/copyeditor to work with its Communication & Marketing Department on a part-time, interim basis. Candidates must be able to commit to about 20 hours per week and have the flexibility to work onsite in our Midtown Manhattan office as needed.

The copywriter/copyeditor will collaborate with the in-house Creative Services Team to perform a variety of writing and editing tasks for an array of materials. This includes writing short feature articles, copywriting, line editing, copyediting, and proofing for platforms ranging from publications, brochures, event collateral, and other printed promotional pieces, to ads and online materials.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and proven creative writer and editor with strong project management skills. Excellent copyediting skills required. The ability to multitask in a fast-paced, team-based environment and juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines is also a must.


  • Supporting in-house staff in the development of content and project management of a variety of time-sensitive promotional materials as assigned, including brochures, publications, and event/exhibition marketing collateral
  • Writing, editing, and project managing presentations and other internal communications
  • Developing, writing, and fact-checking visitor experience and wayfinding materials
  • Providing copyediting and proofreading support as needed

Key Competencies:




Relationship Building


  • BA required, in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field
  • 5+ years work experience in marketing, publishing, journalism, corporate communications, or related area with hands-on responsibility for developing, writing, editing, and project managing print and/or online publications
  • Excellent writing, research, and reporting/interviewing skills, and the ability to line edit, copy edit, and proofread content for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and style
  • Proven ability to translate complex topics and tailor writing style to various audiences
  • Ability to comprehend communications strategy and offer solutions and unique creative concepts that support goals and objectives
  • Ability to thrive well in a fast-paced team environment with a proactive approach and a highly responsive work style
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and other stakeholders and to project manage publications and collateral to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills; highly professional
  • Advanced computer skills; familiarity with InCopy and other desktop publishing programs, as well as project and content management systems is a PLUS

Work Environment:

Off-site/office environment and work on-site as needed, plus occasional travel to other library locations


20 hours per week
To be scheduled with the Manager

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