In Spring 2024, CAM will reopen its doors to the public with a renovated building, an expanded garden, and the vision to unlock the transformational power of art to affect personal and societal change. Resolutely contemporary, we aim to be celebrated locally and internationally for our unique collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese art, our innovative programme of exhibitions and live arts, and our topical mediation/participation and research initiatives. We are committed to creating an institution that is welcoming and dynamic, and champions imagination as the essential tool for designing better futures.
The Editor joins the team at this pivotal and exciting time. Reporting to the Coordinator of Diffusion, they will be responsible for developing CAM’s tone of voice in concert with FCG and CAM’s 5-year strategies, preparing text, developing print and digital content and institutional messaging across multiple channels. The Editor will help bring CAM’s vision and key messages to life to build and sustain meaningful relationships with audiences, both first-time visitors as well as longtime loyal ones, taking large, often complex stories and distilling them into concise and compelling messages.
The Editor will work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple deadline-driven projects across numerous stakeholders, ensuring the quality and consistency of each piece and that all communications align with CAM’s brand and strategy.
Contractual conditions: Permanent Employment Contract
Develops and implements CAM’s tone of voice in alignment with CAM’s vision, values, and messaging strategies. This includes text as well as advising on image selection to strengthen the tone of voice.
Crafts engaging and informative copy around exhibitions, events, and institutional initiatives for all channels (including marketing and communications materials, on-site printed interpretation, web, social media). This includes acting as primary writer as well as editing collated text created by colleagues and external collaborators.
Act as editor of CAM’s website and particularly its Listen, Watch, Read section. Following CAM’s editorial strategic framework, define storyboards and angles for CAM’s various programmes and audiences, involving a mix of internal and external contributors to ensure multiplicity of perspectives. Collaborate with all contributors to refine content, balancing curatorial/authorial voice and institutional voice with interpretive goals and audience needs.
Maintain knowledge of, and implement as relevant, established and evolving best practices for creating accessible and inclusive content for diverse audiences and for fostering inclusion. Ensure appropriate reading level and language usage for a variety of audiences.
Drive planning by establishing clear processes and procedures, including style guidelines and templates. Agree workflow and schedules for each project, and ensure deadlines are met and completion is achieved smoothly and on time. Manage the production process at all stages, reviewing and resolving changes with all stakeholders until final approval.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of significant experience in journalism, the cultural sector, or publishing.
- Excellent skills in writing, copyediting, and proofreading, in both Portuguese and English, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to synthesize input from multiple stakeholders.
- Proven ability to successfully collaborate with multiple stakeholders at once in a fast-paced environment, delivering a high volume of creative deliverables in parallel.
- Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts, Journalism, or Creative-Writing (preferred but not required).
- Excellent skills in oral and written communication, with proven effectiveness in managing complex collaborations with graphic designers, photo researchers, curators.
We welcome applications from the widest possible range of people, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or incapacity, especially those which identify with under-represented groups at the Foundation.