Oolite Arts, in partnership with Burnaway, an Atlanta-based magazine of contemporary art and criticism, seeks an experienced writer to lead our new partnership focused on bringing critical visual arts writing to Miami-Dade County. The Miami Contributing Editor will be able to work independently with guidance from the team at Burnaway and the Education & Community Engagement Manager at Oolite Arts. This position is based in Miami, but primarily remote with occasional in-person meetings.
The Miami Contributing Editor will report to Oolite Arts’ Education & Community Engagement Manager and Burnaway’s Artistic Director and be part of Burnaway’s editorial Masthead. They are responsible for commissioning new writing centering artwork produced in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Contributing Editor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identifying local and non-local writers to commission new writing about art in Miami-Dade County
Working with writers and Burnaway to edit and prepare final publication of 2 pieces per month
Writing one new work on a monthly basis to be included in the monthly publication
Keeping an organized program calendar to track progress of publication
Working as a liaison between the commissioned writers and Burnaway & Oolite Arts
Attending all necessary meetings in person and/or virtually, as needed
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
1-2 years of experience in arts writing, editing, and/or copy editing.
Based in Miami-Dade County.
Experience with and knowledge of the visual arts landscape in Miami-Dade County.
Exceptional project-management and program coordination skills.
Demonstrable editorial skills and experience with scheduling procedures & production.
Knowledge of contemporary visual arts and a genuine interest in critical arts writing.
Detail oriented, self starter with exceptional organizational skills.
Proficient in oral and written English language required; bilingual Spanish and/or Creole is a plus
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Understanding and strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Please submit the following to Burnaway Artistic Director, Erin Jane Nelson (email@example.com):
A brief cover letter
One writing sample
Burnaway is an Atlanta-based magazine of contemporary art and criticism focusing on the American South. We publish online weekly and in print annually.
About Oolite Arts
Oolite Arts strives to be a leader in the South Florida contemporary visual art scene as a creative learning center and internationally recognized as a world-class cultural center.