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Careers with Ourselves Black

Ourselves Black is looking for talented, creative and enthusiastic individuals who can join our team. You will be working as part of a small, active and friendly team and will be exposed to the day-to-day running of a fast growing magazine.

Content Strategist

Content Strategist is responsible for assisting the Creative Director in implementing Ourselves Black's overall visual digital social media communications footprint. This position will build awareness about Ourselves Black within social media channels and online communities, and will be geared to increase engagement and readership/subscriptions for both online and print formats.

Reporting Relationship

  • Creative Director


  • Work with Creative Director to refine social media strategy and best practices

  • Managing social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and editorial calendar to ensure content is timely, relevant, and engaging

  • Draft weekly e-newsletters to Ourselves Black subscribers via Mailchimp

  • Prepare weekly updates and reports to track growth and success rates of campaigns

  • Keep up to date and informed on new social media trends and adapt accordingly

  • Ensure proper messaging is being executed online

  • Identify leaders and influencers (internal/external) and engage them in brand activities


  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Exceptional ability to manage details

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs

  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Be available for at least 5 posts each week at best times on all platforms.

  • Strong art background and curation skills

  • A firm understanding of Ourselves Black visual brand guidelines

  • Understands and can utilize emerging platforms, digital media, and web/social media management and measurement tools (e.g. HootSuite, Google Analytics)

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience a plus

  • Strong working knowledge of email marketing applications (e.g. Mailchimp)


  • References should speak to the applicant’s sense of camaraderie, integrity, professionalism, responsibility, and flexibility.

Start DATE

  • Immediate


  • Based on experience

so Here is how it works…

  1. Check to see what the Field Notes Topic of the week is (you will find this below).

  2. Capture a quick video or audio recording of yourself with your cell phone answering the question of the week and send it to fieldnotes@ourselvesblack.com. Get as creative as you would like. (if you found out about this challenge via an instagram account please be sure to include in the body of the email the instagram handle of the account you follow)

  • Introduce yourself (optional)

  • Share your city and/or state (optional)

  • Share your social media handles (optional)

  • Share your answer for the question of the week (up to 30 seconds)

Our team will select a number of videos and audio files to post to our “Field Notes” page. Some, that we are particularly impressed with or find creative, we will issue a gift copy of OB magazine.