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2019 Biennial Content/Copy Writer Whitney

2019 Biennial Content/Copy Writer - Whitney Museum of Art

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The 2019 Whitney Biennial Content/Copy Writer will be responsible for researching and writing content and copy for marketing and communications initiatives in concert with the overall creative direction of the exhibition’s campaign. The Content/Copy writer will work collaboratively across multiple departments (communications, graphic design, digital media, and marketing) to describe and promote the exhibition via assorted web, social, print, and environmental collateral.

The position is 20 hours per week through September 2019.


  • Research/report unique and thoughtful stories in connection with 2019 Whitney Biennial

  • Works with Chief Communications and Content Officer to implement content strategy for Biennial

  • Works with CCCO to create an editorial-like content calendar for all the social channels of the Whitney Museum that is updated in real time. This includes drafting & editing posts

  • Works with copyeditor to ensure all copy conforms to Museum’s voice and language style guide

  • Works with creative director and design team to ensure all content suits its application and intended audience

  • Content includes: advertising copy for digital (search, social, display, etc.) and traditional mediums (print, OOH, etc.), marketing emails, organic social media posts, website copy, direct mail, exhibition guides, and programs


  • B.A.

  • 5+ years’ experience with proven track record of content production in cultural sector

  • Deep knowledge of the arts

  • Excellent researching, reporting, writing, and editing skills

  • Versed in workflow for social, digital, and print-based content creation

  • Has detailed knowledge of social media best practices across all platforms (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)

  • Fast, flexible, and fluid writing skills.

  • Open and collaborative with all key stakeholders

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.