About the role
Five journals, The Chinese Historical Review, Chinese Studies in History, The Journal of Modern Chinese History, Ming Studies, and Monumenta Serica are seeking two Social Media Editors to create and run an engaging new journal Twitter or Weibo accounts respectively, to promote the journals, and further support their increasing reach and dissemination.
The successful candidates should have research focus in Chinese history, and the ability to engage with the public Chinese historical topics of varying subdisciplines covered across these journals. They should be able to work and communicate effectively with the journals’ Editorial teams, as well as interact with the Taylor & Francis subject account, @RoutledeHist . The Social Media Editors (one on Twitter and one on Weibo) will be expected to ‘tweet’ and post topical, popular, and newly published content to the public and to ‘tweet’ and post news and trending research from each journal, at minimum four times per year per journal.
The successful candidates will be appointed as ‘Social Media Editor’, will be provided with guidance and data to support them in their role, and work with the Editor(s) and Publisher to build awareness of these journals by connecting with the journals’ community online. They may also be invited to join journal meetings, either virtually, or in person (depending on location). The Social Media Editors will receive an honorarium of £1000 per year, to cover journal-related expenses. They will also receive an online subscription to each journal and a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.
The roles would begin January 2024.
About the journals
The Chinese Historical Review, published on behalf of The Chinese Historians in the United States, is a vigorously edited biannual journal. The journal publishes original research on the history of China in every period, China's historical relations with the world, the historical experiences of the overseas Chinese, as well as comparative and transnational studies of history and social sciences.
Chinese Studies in History, published quarterly, makes noteworthy works and important trends of historical study in the Chinese-speaking world available to English-language readers. Thematic issues present original papers or articles from academic journals and anthologies that have been selected for translation because of their excellence, interest, and contribution to scholarship on the topic.
The Journal of Modern Chinese History, affiliated with the Institute of Modern History of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is an international biannual journal providing a platform for Chinese and foreign scholars to exchange ideas directly. The journal focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries and advances discussion of political, economic, intellectual, cultural, and military history.
Ming Studies, a biannual journal published on behalf of the Society for Ming Studies, is devoted to the dissemination of knowledge about the Ming period in Chinese history (1368-1644).
Monumenta Serica a biannual multi-lingual journal published on behalf the Monumenta Serica Institute, promotes intercultural communication in cooperation and dialogue with Chinese and Western scholars.
These five journals successfully serve a huge readership, with over 69,000 total downloads in 2022.
Key Skills and Attributes
The successful candidates are likely to have proven experience of using social media channels in either their professional and/or personal lives.
To apply, please submit the following:
- brief CV: one-page maximum
- 1-2 paragraph description: outline how you meet the attributes listed above, your vision for the account(s), and how you would build awareness and maximise dissemination of the journal’s content
- three sample social media ‘posts’ from one of the five journals:
- the posts should include all text and media related to the post, and pay due regard to the conventions, character and/ or word limits relevant to the platform, and include any necessary or desired links, or ‘tags’
- timing of the post may also be taken into consideration
These can be mocked up, and sent through as a separate document, continuing on from the CV. Alternatively, you may find it easier to actually post from any existing social media accounts you oversee, and send through direct links to, or screenshots of, the posts.
Any questions, please contact Geraldine Richards: [email protected]
The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.