Communications and Publications Officer
Oklahoma Humanities is looking for a detail-oriented, experienced, and conscientious communications and publications professional who can narrate the impact of the public humanities statewide. This full-time (35 hours per week) salaried position oversees all communications and assists with magazine publication. 70% of this position (25 hours per week) includes communications management and creation including an electronic newsletter, social media, press releases, website management, public relations, congressional notifications, and assists grant-funded partners to ensure project media is amplified and OH organization is properly acknowledged across all marketing. 30% of this position (10 hours per week) will be to provide assistance to the Oklahoma Humanities magazine editor. Publication duties to include research, fact-checking, writing OH news and ad content, proofreading, and other tasks as required. This position reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with staff members and board committees.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications: The right fit to join our team should be curious, an excellent writer, and have established experience with various communications channels.
- 3+ years of communications experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including attention to detail and the ability to match the tone of communications to multiple audiences: board member professionals, the media, grantees, and the general public
- Initiative to cultivate new audiences across demographics
- Experience with Bloomerang and Adobe design and photo applications
- Podcasting experience is relevant but not required
- A convivial attitude
Occasional in-state travel and limited out-of-state travel is required. Expected start date is May 1, 2021 [or sooner]. Starting salary range: $40,000- $45,000 dependent upon education and experience.
Benefits include: 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid leave including a holiday break between Christmas and the New Year; 35-hour flexible work week; employer-paid retirement contributions after 1 year of employment; 100% employer-paid parking; modern downtown OKC workspace in the heart of the Arts District; national, high-profile professional development and training opportunities; congenial and dedicated coworkers.
This position is 100% remote until the physical Oklahoma Humanities office re-opens post-pandemic (TBD in 2021). The Oklahoma Humanities office is headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City. Employees are required to work full-time, in-person in downtown Oklahoma City upon the reopening of OH offices. Oklahoma Humanities is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications are due via online submission by March 15, 2021.
Please note required application materials include a current resume / CV, a cover letter, and two writing samples as outlined.
- A sample press release announcing the forthcoming tour of the Crossroads exhibit, [which will travel to six rural Oklahoma communities, September 2021-August 2022] as part of Museum on Main Street, a partnership between Oklahoma Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. Find background information on the program and exhibit at: museumonmainstreet.org
- A brief essay/article on a humanities-related topic that includes quoted material and a list of “websites cited” to fact-check your sources.