The Social Media Coordinator and Writer creates engaging, brand-oriented, original text, photo and video content for Oklahoma Contemporary’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. They manage day-to-day social engagement across platforms and participate as the brand in conversations across Oklahoma City, the arts and arts education industries and the nonprofit field. They also handle other communications tasks and projects, with a focus on crafting both short- and long-form content about Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
and our new campus. The ideal candidate will have a deep command of the social and digital environment; strong PR, communication, writing and editing skills; comfort in working in a fast-paced setting; and a background in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing. Art and/or nonprofit experience a plus. Team player used to working collaboratively a must.
Essential Job Functions
- Create original, daily, brand-aligned social content (text, photo, video, stories) tied to Oklahoma Contemporary’s exhibitions, programs and audience. Research and implement new strategies, identify new ways to engage via current platforms and make recommendations about new tools.
- Manage day-to-day social engagement across assorted platforms, including creating, observing and responding to conversations within our brand community. Regularly engage with brand advocates, partner organizations, arts institutions, other nonprofits and our audience.
- Analyze engagement data, identify trends and plan digital campaigns to build community online. Create actionable plans to both grow and maintain followers.
- Optimize content and technology. Monitor and adapt to social media trends.
- Manage external contractor and production process for social and blog videos as well as post prerecorded and livestream educational programs on social platforms and the web.
- Research, write and/or edit copy for the web, blog, email marketing, editorial media, fundraising and print publications for wide-ranging audiences, using the right voice for each audience and media type.
- Work with colleagues to identify promotional needs and package news, information and promotions for internal/external audiences.
- 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.
- Assist in various Communications and outreach projects and activities and other duties as assigned.
- Create talking points, speeches, fundraising asks, presentations, minutes and other supporting material as needed.
Essential Job Requirements and Qualifications
- Proven track record in social media management. Adept across numerous social-media platforms, including basic experience creating multimedia and video content.
- Two to four years’ social media and writing experience required. Experience in public relations or communications for a nonprofit, educational or arts organization highly desired.
- Ability to develop the right voice and understand the audience for each social media platform.
- Proficient using multi-social posting and scheduling programs such as Hootsuite, Facebook Creator Studio and Facebook Business.
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment on tight deadlines.
- Outstanding writing and editing skills required; knowledge of AP style preferred. Demonstrated skills in interviewing diverse stakeholders.
- 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) and Asana (or other project management software) 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.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Nothing in this job description is to be construed as a contract of employment. All job duties are subject to change as business needs necessitate.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
May require some nights and weekend work. Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily. Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. - combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis.
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.
Submit a cover letter and resume along with writing samples (three social campaigns plus one short-form and one longer-form written piece) 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 Nov. 15, 2021. Anticipated start date is early December 2021.
Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision and retirement plan.
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.