Content Producer

The Content Producer is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Content & Engagement. The primary goal of this position is to create original content featuring the Academy’s Poets Laureate Fellows in ways that link to and leverage the organization’s programs, publications, and channels. The Academy produces Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, American Poets magazine, National Poetry Month, Teach This Poem, the Dear Poet Project, and more.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Digital Events

  • Produce “Feature” Videos:
    • Liaise with readers for our feature programs 
      • Send/track requests and provide video recording aid when needed
      • Collect materials (videos, bios, bios photos, poems …)
      • Send contracts, W9s, checks
    • Create proposed run of show
      • Build CTA & social media doc
    • Assist editing video projects 
    • Create and maintain Crowdcast and EventBrite pages
    • Produce email marketing for programs (invites, followup), etc.
    • Coordinate graphic needs
  • Produce “Live” Readings
    • Liaise with readers 
      • Send/track requests and provide video recording aid when needed
      • Collect materials (bios, photos, poems from new book …)
      • Send contracts, W9s, checks
    • Update Books Noted ROS
      • Build CTA & social media doc
    • Create and maintain Crowdcast and EventBrite pages
    • Produce email marketing for programs (invites, followup), etc
    • Coordinate graphic needs

Social Media

  • Promote Poets Laureate Fellows on the Academy’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
    • Follow Poets Laureate Fellows across platforms and share their work from the Academy account
    • Draft, schedule, and publish social media posts promoting Poets Laureate Fellows’ work, including recent publications, events, and promotions for fellowship projects

Written Content

  • Collaborate with the Library of Congress to promote Poets Laureate Fellows’ work on the LOC blog and poets.org
    • Collect materials, such as copy for blog posts and photos, from Fellows

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) 
  • Email platform including Mailchimp
  • Live streaming platform including Crowdcast
  • Video editing
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Goals driven
  • Collaborative style and a sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of job experience
  • A passion for poetry; familiarity with the poetry community a plus 

This position is temporarily remote with the opportunity to work in-person in the main New York City office alongside other staff when it’s determined safe to do so.

The American Academy of Poets is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a staff that reflects the diversity of the population that it serves. Interested candidates can email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]