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Working at the Smithsonian


  • Writers/Editors can be found throughout the Smithsonian in public affairs, publications, development, exhibits offices, with the magazine staff or doing technical writing in IT or a scientific department. They oversee the creation and production of printed materials, including exhibit labels, brochures, exhibit catalogs, fundraising materials, promotional materials and grant proposals.
  • They perform editing, copy editing, proof reading, approval of color separations/proofs and press checks. They are increasingly called on to produce content for websites and other new media.
  • A writer/editor must have a great command of the English language including grammar, and style standards. Many Writers/Editors have English degrees.

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