Artist Anthology Editor – Portland, OR

Artist Anthology Editor

Greater Public

Portland, OR


Artist Anthology Editor

All Classical Portland




Application Deadline: Saturday, Apr 08, 2023


Department:Community Engagement

Supervisor:President & CEO; Artist Anthology Project Manager

Status:Freelance Fixed Term

All Classical Portland is launching a new project and seeking a qualified freelance independent contractor editor for a fixed term to develop the details and substance of the project as outlined below. It is anticipated that this project will be at most six months in duration and that all work should be up to approximately ten hours per week during the terms of the engagement.

About the project:

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 40 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 contemporary creatives that represent our region’s diverse communities, focusing on representing 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 experienced editor to create a writing style guide for hired writers to reference, carefully review and edit submitted articles, and help compile artist profiles into a cohesive limited-edition book and online presence for release in 2023-2024. The editor is a dynamic collaborator, working with multiple departments within All Classical Portland and creative community members throughout our region. The ideal candidate is integrated into the arts community of the Pacific Northwest.


  • Create a comprehensive style guide for writers to reference when crafting their artist profiles
  • Edit and compile written profiles and photographs to create a cohesive article series
  • Review and revise the written Anthology
  • Collaborate with Marketing to strategize on the publication of Anthology

Required Qualifications:

  • Education and background in writing and editing (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • 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 the regional arts community
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively under deadline pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Commitment to equity and accessibility in the arts, as well as integrity, confidentiality, and ethical communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with WordPress or similar systems, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience editing and/or producing a publication
  • Background in 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).

To Apply:

Please visit to apply.

Resume and cover letter are required to submit your application. In the cover letter, please include your compensation rate; additional materials may be requested after application is reviewed (e.g., links to similar projects or examples of work demonstrating your experience as an editor).

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 About page.

This initiative is generously funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Kristina Becker

[email protected]


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