REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Artist Anthology Project Manager and Editor

Posted On: May 10, 2022
Station/Company: All Classical Portland
Location: Portland, OR
Hours: Full Time


Job Summary

Department: Community Engagement
Supervisor: Director of Development and Marketing
Status: Freelance Fixed term

All Classical Portland is launching a new project and seeking proposals for a qualified freelance independent contractor project manager/editor for a fixed term to develop the details and substance of the project as outlined below. It is anticipated this project will be no longer than six months in duration and that all work should not exceed approximately ten hours per week during the terms of the engagement. Proposals should include information designed to address the following, at a minimum:

• The rate charged by the Project Manager
• Demonstrated experience as a Project Manager
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the goal to increase the representation of varied backgrounds and perspectives
• Demonstrated experience with community engagement
• Demonstrated experience with editing/publishing

Artist Anthology: Contemporary Creatives of the Pacific Northwest is a bold expansion of All Classical Portland’s mission to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities. Transcending core radio programming, Anthology is a curated collection of this region’s brightest artists of all media – poetry, photography, dance, painting, sculpture, and more – written by local authors, documented by local photographers, and compiled and published by All Classical Portland. A key goal of the anthology is to engage, employ, and feature creatives that represent the diverse communities of our region, focusing on representation of many heritages, experiences, art forms, and perspectives. To help achieve this goal, over half of all creatives contracted and profiled for the Artist Anthology (authors, photographers, and artists) will be members of underrepresented communities.

We’re looking for an organized and charismatic project manager to oversee a community panel; interface with artists, authors, and photographers; carefully review and edit submitted articles; and manage digital publication of the article series. The project manager/editor is a dynamic collaborator, working with multiple departments within All Classical Portland as well as creative community members throughout our region. The ideal candidate is integrated in the arts community of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and passionate about equity and accessibility in the arts.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee the development, recruiting, and meeting schedule of Artist Anthology community panel
• Coordinate with writers and photographers to create artist profiles, serving as a liaison between contracted contributors, selected artists, and All Classical Portland
• Participate in regular meetings with community panel and All Classical Portland staff
• Edit and compile written profiles and photographs to create a cohesive article series
• Review and revise written Anthology, and, following All Classical Portland approval of content, publish to web using WordPress
• Collaborate with Marketing to publicize Artist Anthology, maintain publishing schedule, and reach target engagement goals

Required Qualifications:
• Education and background in writing and editing (bachelor’s degree preferred)
• Project management experience
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and content expectations
• Excellent written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and organizational skills
• Proven integrated network and record of involvement in regional arts community
• Strong ability to communicate with and organize diverse groups of individuals, interfacing closely with All Classical Portland staff and community members
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively under deadline pressure
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
• Commitment to integrity, confidentiality, and ethical communication

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with WordPress or similar systems
• Experience editing and/or producing a publication
• Experience with photography and/or visual art
• Experience with Basecamp or similar project management software
• Interest in and commitment to the core values of public service media
• Knowledge of regional creatives

Rate of contract will be negotiated based on the experience of the contractor. This is a freelance independent contractor position of limited duration. Contractor will not be eligible for benefits or workers compensation coverage. Contractor will need to provide proof of independent business operation (such as registration with the Secretary of State), including appropriate and required insurances (proof of appropriate liability and professional insurances).

All Classical Portland is an equal opportunity workplace and contractor – we do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, marital or familial status, appearance, sexual orientation, principal language, veteran status or disability. For more information about All Classical Portland please see our history on the About page.

To apply, visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1078254 
Resume and cover letter addressing the above proposal requests are required to submit your application.

Contract open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

How to Apply

To apply, visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1078254 Resume and cover letter addressing the above proposal requests are required to submit your application.

Apply Online: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1078254

Contact Email: kristina@allclassical.org

Expiration: June 11, 2022