Careers

Writer & Editor, Communications

New York

Pace is a modern and contemporary art gallery representing many of the most important artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries. With galleries in New York, London, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Geneva, and Seoul, Pace is made up of a global team of diverse and energetic individuals, all driven by our belief in the power and importance of art and artists.

The Writer & Editor, Communications will create texts focused on Pace’s artists, principally related to the activities of the Communications & Public Engagement department. This will include, but not be limited to, press releases, website texts, social media posts, art fair sales packets and exhibition interpretation materials. The postholder will have the opportunity to author editorial texts as part of Pace’s homegrown editorial initiatives and will contribute towards the gallery’s global content strategy.

The Writer & Editor, Communications will also be responsible for copyediting and proofreading for the department at large and, on occasion, for Pace’s robust publications program. The postholder will maintain a writing and editorial calendar detailing writing tasks for the department and for Pace’s curators.

The position requires excellent research, writing, editing and proofreading skills, with experience writing for both scholarly and accessible purposes as well as strong organizational ability and attention to detail. Effectively managing and prioritizing multiple projects at once are essential for this position.

Department

Communications

Responsibilities
  • Draft texts for press releases including exhibitions, artist announcements and corporate initiatives, guided by the public relations team
  • Write texts on individual artworks for use in gallery sales packets and online, as coordinated by Marketing Associate and dealer offices
  • Write original copy for Pace’s social media channels and edit texts on exhibitions to repurpose for social media as required for the content team
  • Write and maintain biographies for Pace artists
  • Provide rich and in-depth research and material for art fair collateral
  • Assist in the production of exhibition interpretation materials for selected projects in lieu of senior curators, including exhibition overviews and copy for labels, gallery guide text and website
  • Create and maintain tone of voice guidelines for various communications platforms within the gallery, in consultation with the content, curatorial, and publications teams
  • Create and maintain the Pace writing style guide in collaboration with colleagues from the Communications and Research & Archives teams
  • Copyedit and proofread texts generated by artists, curatorial colleagues, the communications team and dealer offices according to the Pace style guide
  • Copyedit and proofread essays and contributions to Pace’s publications, as needed.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working for a commercial art gallery, auction house, museum or with fine art
  • Solid computer skills including Outlook/Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent punctuation and grammar, as well as a familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style
  • In-depth knowledge of and confidence writing about contemporary art
  • Masters degree in Art History, Curating, or related field desired

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.