PSA journal seeks new Social Media Associate Editor
Politics are seeking to appoint a new Social Media Associate Editor to augment the existing editorial team. The new Social Media Associate Editor will have responsibility for managing the journal's online presence and the visibility of published articles.
Politics is a journal of the Political Studies Association. Our ethos is the dissemination of timely, research-led reflections on the state of the art, the state of the world, and the state of disciplinary pedagogy that make an original contribution to the field. Politics is pluralist with regards to approaches, theories, methods, and empirical foci. Politics publishes articles up to 8000 words in length.
As part of our strategy to promote our authors and articles to as wide an audience as possible as well as improve our impact factor, we are seeking to implement an active online strategy based around our blog (www.politicsblog.ac.uk) and Twitter (@JournalPolitics). We expect this strategy to be integrated with our promotional activities at conferences and workshops as well as the publisher's online strategy. We are seeking someone with a good knowledge of online publishing and social media to develop, implement and manage this strategy on an ongoing basis. At a minimum, we expect the blog to publish 2 posts per week and the Twitter account 2 tweets per day. In addition, the Social Media Associate Editor will need to solicit material for the blog and develop medium and long-term plans for developing our presence as measured by, for example, altmetric and citation scores. Also, we are very keen that our policy-relevant articles be advertised effectively to policy and media contacts.
If you wish to be considered for the role, please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- CV (no more than 4 pages in normal academic format)
- Letter of application (no more than 2 pages outlining the skills and experience you have that that are relevant for this position as well as how you would develop politics presence in a way that will maximise our audience and metrics).
We expect the role to begin on 1st October 2015. We are happy to receive applications from scholars at all stages of their career (including PhD) regardless of location or status. However, we expect that the role will require a weekly commitment throughout the year until the end of the editorial term in December 2017 and ask applicants to bear this in mind.
This role would be for the remainder of the Newcastle Editorial team's tenure at Politics and would end in December 2017. There will be no peer review responsibilities associated with this position. There is no financial remuneration associated with the role, but up to £1000 per annum for conference or other travel relevant to the role can be made available to support the Social Media Associate Editor.
Deadline for receiving applications: 15th August 2015
Please email applications to email@example.com with the subject line 'Social Media Associate Editor Application'
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org