College Art Association

Publications and Programs Editor

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes four scholarly journals, and offers a variety of other programs. Visit for a complete description of programs and offerings.

CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers. 

Position Title: Publications and Programs Editor   
Supervisor: Managing Editor
Full-time, salaried with benefits


The Publications and Programs Editor works on CAA’s peer-reviewed publications to ensure that the highest standards of publishing are maintained:

  • Copyedits and proofreads texts for
  • Acts a primary liaison to commissioning editors and reviewers for
  • Copyedits reviews for The Art Bulletin and Art Journal and proofreads AJO
  • Working with the Programs Department, copyedits and proofreads content for Annual Conference and other program publications
  • Copyedits and proofreads other CAA materials
  • Ensures that reviews are in compliance with CAA publication policies, including conflict of interest guidelines
  • Attends editorial board meetings
  • Attends and works at the CAA Annual Conference, which may involve one week’s travel each year
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history
  • Strong proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style (copyediting tests will be given)
  • Excellent writing, verbal, proofreading, communication, and time- and project-management skills
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a copyeditor
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Track Changes, Excel, and basic web editing
  • Ability to work resourcefully and adapt to changing needs within the department
  • Some night and weekend work may be required

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Joan Strasbaugh via e-mail (with “Publications and Programs Editor” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

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Contact Information

Joan Strasbaugh, Publications and Programs Editor
Programs and Publications
50 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York
Contact Phone: 
(212) 392-4404
Contact e-mail: