Told You They’d Be Shaking Things Up Over There


Why is it always that the minute you write something about someone you’re walking down Lafayette with your sidekick on a Thursday evening and you meet them? So yeah. That’s how we met Abby Bussel, new editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine, stepping up to take the place that Chris “CC” Sullivan just vacated (sweet freedom!). And Abby wants help. Maybe your help. Or maybe yours. Either way, they’re looking for a Senior Editor and an Associate Editor. According to Ms. Bussel herself,

We’re looking for editors with lively voices who have a strong eye and an opinion or two about what’s happening out there in the design world. People who can put architecture in the larger context — social, political, cultural, economic — in which it must operate.

Wait, you mean… architecture doesn’t occur in a vacuum?? My GOD! It’s…so…beautiful!!!

Official-ese after the jump.

Senior Editor
Architecture magazine has an opening for a Senior Editor. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker and lively writer, with thorough knowledge of the issues and ideas that are shaping current architectural discourse. Candidate must be able to work independently, efficiently balance multiple projects, and deliver copy under deadline.

The successful candidate will have 5-7 years of design publishing experience and established contacts in the field. Responsibilities include scouting, pitching, writing, and editing articles for all sections of the magazine (from news to features and opinion pieces). Job duties also include meeting with architects and manufacturers; traveling to attend trade shows, conferences, media events, and exhibition openings; working with freelance writers and photographers; and developing the magazine in its various forms (print, online, conferences, awards programs). Strong copyediting skills and knowledge of Quark are essential. An architecture degree is a big plus.

Associate Editor
Architecture magazine has an opening for an Associate Editor. We are seeking a junior-level editor with 2+ years of writing and editing experience, knowledge of the design community, and strong copyediting skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic editor to acquire hands-on experience in all facets of design publishing. Responsibilities will include research and writing, heavy copyediting, tracking product introductions, and attending conferences and other architecture-related events. Occasional travel will also be required, as will work on special projects.

The ideal candidate will have proven copyediting skills and be detail oriented, deadline driven, and well acquainted with the Chicago Manual of Style. While familiarity with the design world is preferred, candidates without such knowledge should be curious and compelled to learn about the profession. Required computer skills: MS Office and Quark.

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