Now Recruiting: Journal of Religious History – Social Media Editor

Social Media Editor – Position Description

This position reflects the Journal’s commitment to explore ways of making more strategic use of social media channels. It will involve working with Wiley, the editorial team, and the authors of published papers to promote the contents of the Journal. The focus will be on developing a strategy to improve the Journal’s social media presence, particularly on Twitter, and investigating other appropriate social media platforms.

This is a formal editorial position, and the Social Media Editor will be part of the editorial team.

The Social Media Editor will:

  • Create, manage, and contribute content for the Journal’s Twitter account
  • Ensure that each new published article is promoted on Twitter at least once
  • Work with authors to maximise opportunities for summarising and promoting their work
  • Investigate additional social media platforms that may be appropriate for promoting the Journal’s outputs

Other Key Responsibilities

The additional key responsibilities of a Social Media Editor include:

  • Representing and promoting the Journal amongst colleagues/at conferences
  • In collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Office, make every effort to ensure that there is no defamatory or plagiarised material
  • Attending Editorial Meetings via videoconference
  • Maintaining confidentiality of Journal matters, content , and collaborators
  • Carrying out the responsibilities of the Social Media Editor to the reasonable satisfaction of the Editors-in-Chief
  • Identifying and suggesting topics and authors for invited manuscript submissions for consideration to Editors-in-Chief

Further Information

The Social Media Editor’s name and affiliation are included on the journal home page and masthead. The Social Media Editor position is voluntary and honorary.  The Social Media Editor will also receive opportunities for mentoring from the editors and RHA Committee where appropriate.

Social Media Editor position has a duration of two years, with possibility of renewal and extension, as recommended by the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Office.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Professor Constant Mews ([email protected]), President of the Religious History Association (RHA).

Applications (a letter and brief CV) close at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2023.