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Content Writer/Editor (Full-Time)

The purpose of this position is to ensure the brand of the Museum is accurately reflected and maintained in all written external communications, following closely an established style guide. The Content Writer/Editor will oversee new copy and/or edits of fundraising appeals letters, website, email, social, and advertising content, press releases, CEO/Director speeches and written communications to the Board of Trustees, and any other written communications to the public. This position will work closely with the CEO/Director’s office and colleagues from Marketing and Communications, Learning and Engagement, and Collections to ensure fact-checking, grammar, punctuation, Museum branding style.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Marketing and Communications
Opening Date: 8/25/2022
Closing Date: 9/25/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • A strong background in journalism or communications
  • Experience researching and writing about a variety of topics.
  • Ability to explain complex or difficult topics in a non-intimidating manner.
  • Minimum of two years of professional writing experience.
  • Familiarity writing for a digital audience.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply both Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) and Associated Press (AP) Style.
  • Ability to meet deadlines for a number of stakeholders within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility to tackle a variety of different article types.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of related work experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with Chicago Manual Style (CMS) and AP (AP) Style.
  • Ability to plan and execute outstanding editorial content under deadline pressures.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with different team members.
  • Ability to understand how individual projects fit into larger strategic goals.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills in working with both colleagues and senior leadership.
  • Flexible and solutions oriented.
  • BA in Journalism/English/Communications

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary: $65k annually


Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.