Contributing Editor, Miami

About the Position

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.

Responsibilities & Duties

The Contributing Editor will report to Oolite Arts’ Education & Community Engagement Manager and Burnaway’s Artistic Director as part of Burnaway’s 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
  • Maintain and uphold Burnaway’s Conflict of Interest policy

Experience & Qualifications 

  • 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.


This is a contractual position. Compensation for this position is $1000 per month. The position will initially run for 6 months with the opportunity to extend an additional 6 months, and possibly longer.

To Apply

Please submit the following to Burnaway Artistic Director, Erin Jane Nelson ([email protected]):

-A brief cover letter
-One writing sample

Applications are due October 18. Position begins November 1.

About Burnaway

Burnaway is an Atlanta-based magazine of contemporary art and criticism focusing on the Southern United States South. We 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.