The Oxford American seeks an Art Director.

(View a PDF of the request for proposal here.)

We are accepting proposals from now until July 31, 2018. To apply, please review the RFP and submit the following as one single continuous PDF attachment via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  1. One-page cover letter stating your interest in and familiarity with the Oxford American, and why you’d be the right fit for this role

  2. Resume / CV

  3. Web links to your portfolio of relevant work samples, to include:
    a)  Examples of design work that pairs thematically with an editorial concept
    b)  Examples of collateral / sales sheets you created to help a client sell a product or service
    c)  Examples of publications or periodicals you’ve designed and laid out
    d)  Any other example that showcases your design capabilities, sense of detail, and creativity


The Oxford American seeks an Accounting Manager.

(View a PDF of this job description here.)

The Accounting Manager (AM) is a full-time salaried position who’ll play an essential role managing the organization’s day-to-day accounting and banking functions and longer term budget and cash flow planning. The AM reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is further accountable to the board of directors and editor. In addition to having experience in Accounting, including use of QuickBooks, the successful candidate will be committed to the mission of the Oxford American, extremely detail-oriented, and capable of balancing multiple deadlines simultaneously. The AM should be comfortable functioning in a fast-paced environment, and will work as part of a team with a finance assistant to ensure on-time delivery of accurate financial reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of daily accounting needs of the Organization, including bank reconciliations, billing and receivables management, payroll, vendor payments, contributor payments, ticket sales accounting and reconciliations, and subscription accounting and reconciliations
  • Create and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis
    • Experience in nonprofit grant and restricted funding accounting/reporting is desired
  • Work with and provide oversight to finance assistant, ensuring timely and accurate processing and recording of deposits, invoicing/accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial accounts reconciliation
  • Work with ED and ad sales team to ensure timely collection of accounts receivable
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of grant funding requests and grant reports
  • Work with ED and Editor on budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and keep leadership abreast of OA’s financial status
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors
  • Manage organizational cash flow and work with the ED to forecast future cash flows
  • Manage advertising/sponsorship/donation contracts and commitments, ensuring that the billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow support operations
  • Stay abreast of accounting, financial reporting and tax compliance standards applicable to nonprofit organizations
  • Review contracts for financial accounting and reporting implications
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the ED, editor, and/or board of directors

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain Staff Employment records and health files in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as any specific donor requirements
  • Work with third party payroll service organization to ensure payroll is processed accurately and timely
  • Manage employee on-boarding process by communicating HR policies and Employee Handbook
  • May be required to work at occasional events (which may occur outside of normal business hours) to oversee collection of cash/credit card payment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in accounting/financial reporting
  • CPA preferred
  • QuickBooks experience required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Competitive salary and benefits package available, including excellent healthcare, dental, and 401(k) plan.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with demonstrated experience and skills.

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Oxford American seeks a temporary editorial assistant.

(View a PDF of this job description here.)

The Oxford American is a nonprofit quarterly literary magazine with a national following. We are devoted to exploring the cultural complexity of the American South through our print magazine, website, and live events.

We are seeking a temporary editorial assistant to join our team for twelve weeks in the fall of 2018. The editorial assistant’s primary duties will include maintaining OxfordAmerican.org, overseeing the magazine’s social media accounts, and managing the organization’s suite of e-newsletters.

The Oxford American has a small editorial staff, including several remote team members. It is crucial that applicants work well with others in both a collaborative in-person workspace and across cloud-based project management systems. The editorial assistant will be based at the magazine’s main offices in Little Rock, Arkansas. Telecommuting is not an option.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the magazine’s website publication schedule and uploading content to OxfordAmerican.org
  • Maintaining the OA’s social media presence (managing the OA’s social media calendar; scheduling posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Formatting, testing, and scheduling the OA’s weekly editorial e-newsletter, as well as other e-newsletters related to events, fundraising, and circulation
  • Training and overseeing three editorial interns on the following duties: uploading content to OxfordAmerican.org, posting to social media
  • Supporting the OA’s online fundraising efforts
  • Some administrative duties (sorting mail, helping out at OA events, assisting senior staff members as needed)

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the Oxford American magazine and a commitment to the OA’s mission
  • Sound judgment
  • Experience working with social media in a professional setting and a desire to expand the Oxford American’s online reach
  • Excellent computer skills (including fluency in e-mail marketing, social media, and web publishing platforms)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently while handling multiple projects and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The Oxford American is published by the Oxford American Literary Project, Inc., an equal opportunity nonprofit organization.

Compensation: This is a temporary contract position without benefits that runs from approximately October 1-December 21, 2018, for thirty hours per week. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience.

Application: This application requires a cover letter and a one-page résumé. Please email your application to Sara Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject line: Temporary Editorial Assistant Position).

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately with a goal of filling the position by July 2018.


The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.

Internships are unpaid, and we have full-time and part-time positions available. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates. Six-month internships are also available. The Oxford American's office is located in the South Main neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas, and we have a satellite office on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines:

  • March 15 for internships starting in June
  • June 15 for internships starting in September
  • October 15 for internships starting in January

The duties of an intern include editing, fact-checking and research, proofreading, answering phones, generating article ideas, and monitoring the progress of special projects. Interns participate in the planning of issues, evaluate manuscript submissions, and are encouraged to write for oxfordamerican.org.

Applications should include a résumé and writing samples. Please specify the term for which you are applying.

Submit your application using this form. Simply create a Submittable account and follow the instructions to attach your materials.

Thank you for your interest.