Content Creator and Editor

Posted on 03/11/2021

Content Creator and Editor
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description & Details

As primary writer for the Communications team, the Content Creator and Editor handles a plethora of communications tasks and projects, with a focus on crafting both short- and long-form content about Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and our new campus. By researching and writing meaningful narratives for multiple platforms, the Content Creator and Editor helps tell a wide variety of stories about the exhibitions, programs and diverse artists, students, visitors, donors and other stakeholders of Oklahoma Contemporary. The ideal candidate will have strong PR, communication, writing and editing skills, a command of the digital and social environment and a background in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing. Art and/or nonprofit experience a plus. Team player a must.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work across all departments to write content that will grow positive awareness for, elevate the brand and reputation of and drive visitors, donors and students to Oklahoma Contemporary.
  • Work with colleagues to identify great stories, design effective communications plans and package news, information and promotions for internal/external audiences.
  • Research, write and/or edit copy for the web, social media, email marketing, editorial media, fundraising and print publications for wide-ranging audiences, using the right voice for each audience and media type.
  • Develop engaging written and multimedia content and create social media campaigns that fit our brand and align with channel best practice. Manage day-to-day social engagement across assorted platforms.
  • Write, edit and manage two to three blogposts per week for New Light.
  • Manage external contractor and production process for blog and social videos as well as post prerecorded and livestream educational programs on social platforms and the web.
  • Edit copy — from signage, advertising and promotions to catalogs, blogposts and grant applications – for accuracy, clarity, grammar, style, campaign continuity and brand consistency. Recommend edits that improve the quality of the copy, the meaning of the message and reflect our overall brand voice and tone.
  • Generate creative ideas on a constant basis and work comfortably with varied stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with and pitch stories to local, regional and national media.
  • Serve on a team that’s the voice of the brand across social, web, email, broadcast and all kinds of print media. Ensure consistent messaging, both visually and verbally, across print and online platforms.
  • Using data and analytics, track, measure and communicate the effectiveness of specific communication and marketing efforts.
  • Create talking points, speeches, fundraising asks, presentations, minutes and other supporting material as needed.
  • Assist in various Communications and outreach projects and activities and other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Two to four years’ professional writing and social media experience required. Experience in public relations or communications for a nonprofit, educational or arts organization highly desired.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills required; knowledge of AP style preferred. Demonstrated skills in interviewing diverse stakeholders.
  • Adept across numerous social-media platforms, including multimedia and video content.
  • Crave the challenge to craft stories that build the brand of a dramatically expanding arts organization.
  • Able to clearly and precisely express complex ideas with interesting and compelling angles.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, creativity, drive for excellence and attention to detail.
  • Possess confidence, patience and flexibility in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of media operations and experience in the field of public relations.
  • Highly receptive to feedback and coaching.
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, Craft (or other CMS), Wordfly (or other email marketing platforms) is a plus.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, with a strong knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Basic understanding of professional cameras, photography equipment and editing software.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, often with shifting priorities and requiring collaboration across many departments.
  • Ability to work independently with modest supervision.
  • Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

About Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.


Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.

We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples -- one short-form and one long-form piece and least at one social campaign -- here.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates. If you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the hiring manager by April 2, 2021. Anticipated start date is April/May 2021.

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision and retirement plan.