As Katharina Niemeyer will be HJFRT book review editor from July 2017 on, IAMHIST seeks a new webmaster and online community manager who could begin her/his work after the IAMHIST Paris conference.
– a scholar or media practitioner who is interested in media history/media and history and in IAMHIST-activities (www.IAMHIST.org).
– you are very familiar with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook and other social online media
– you are fluent in English
– you are in touch with a number of networks in the fields of media studies, media history, history …
– you are reliable and communicative
– you will be affiliated to the IAMHIST council during two years (http://IAMHIST.org/about-us/IAMHIST-council/) and you will be invited to the council meetings.
– you will receive free IAMHIST membership during 2 years, http://IAMHIST.org/membership/)
– you will receive a small stipend per year
– you will build a wide network in the field of media and history/media history
Information and what you would have to do
– On average, being webmaster and community manager means up to 3 cumulated hours of work per week (sometimes more, sometimes less; also depending on special events etc.).
– You are of course free to divide your own time, but it is important to be flexible and available when it comes to special or important IAMHIST events (deadline reminder, prize announcements etc.).
– There is a transition period of two months during which the former and the new online community manager will work together.
– Register to several newsletters related to media history and media studies and filtering the announcements you receive by selecting those that are relevant for IAMHIST
– At least 1-2 times per month: Posting calls for papers, interesting publications, open positions etc. on the IAMHIST website (those filtered from the newsletters or those you receive from colleagues via mail)
– posting special IAMHIST events in exchange with the council members (masterclass, conferences etc.)
– updating the website in general (new members, council members, IAMHIST events etc.) in exchange with council members
– answering/forwarding mails received via the IAMHIST contact form on the website
– give input about the online strategy of IAMHIST to the council
– present an annual website and community management report for the council meeting
– special community management during IAMHIST events: shares on Facebook or tweets
– co-administration of the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/IAMHIST/)
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a mail with a short motivation statement and CV to:
IAMHIST.firstname.lastname@example.org / Deadline: May 15th, 2017.