Digital Editorial Director

The National Gallery of Art is looking for a creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic Digital Editorial Director to help us tell stories about art, creativity, and our shared humanity.

We need a digital-savvy self-starter who is energized by the challenge of establishing the editorial identity of our recently refreshed museum brand. This is a new role charged with planning, developing, and delivering engaging editorial content, and creating and implementing growth strategies based on audience needs and priorities for our collections, exhibitions, and programs. The position reports to the chief content officer on the staff of the deputy director.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead content development for journalistic storytelling on the website.
  • Create core topic areas. Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Direct editorial coverage and assignments for staff and freelance writers; spot and create opportunities to commission original writing and reporting.
  • Build a national network of external writers, editors, and content producers.
  • Provide editorial direction, working with writers to scope and develop their work; mentor editors and coordinate their assignments.
  • Research, write, and edit original content to ensure it is accurate, timely, engaging, accessible, and strategic.
  • Develop strategies for attracting and building a national audience, working in collaboration with the digital experience and communications teams; be accountable for growing the number of readers and extending national reach and engagement in measurable ways.
  • In collaboration with others, deeply understand the impact of editorial strategies, activities, and processes on the National Gallery’s goals and objectives. Use this information to drive a continuous cycle of improvement in editorial content throughout the National Gallery.
  • Build internal partnerships and processes among the Content Strategy, Brand Creative, Communications, and Digital Experience teams to develop editorial approaches, integrate content projects, and create communications and promotional plans and schedules.
  • Guide a variety of stakeholders and contributors that might include curatorial subject matter experts, program leaders, and content partners in the digital experience, communications, education, and other departments to identify opportunities to broaden, deepen, and grow national audience engagement.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Apply and see complete information at USAJOBS: and

Apply to both postings if you qualify for both.

Deadline: May 5, 2023

The deadline may be extended, so please refer to the direct vacancy link for more details.


Salary range: $132,368 – $172,075 per year