Recruiting for Social Media Editor, Editorial Board Members and Reviewers

Journal of College Student Mental Health

15 December 2023

About the role

The Journal of College Student Mental Health (formerly College Student Psychotherapy) is seeking a Social Media Editor to launch and oversee an engaging new journal X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn account, and help to develop an outreach strategy that promotes the journal via social posts, and increases its reach and impact.

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a bachelors' or masters' degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related area. Alternatively, a candidate studying marketing will also be considered. They should be able to work and communicate effectively with the journals Editorial team, as well as interact with the Taylor & Francis subject accounts, including @tandfpsychology and @tandfonline.

The Social Media Editor will be expected to post topical, popular, and newly published journal content to the public, including new article alerts, new issue alerts, Special Issue promotion, best paper award winners, and more. The Social Media Editor will also be expected to contribute ideas for further social media campaigns to increase engagement with the community. The successful candidate is likely to have proven experience of using social media channels in either their professional and/or personal lives.

The successful candidate will be appointed as ‘Social Media Editor’ on the journal’s Editorial Board, will be provided with guidance and data to support them in their role, and work with the Editor and Publisher to build awareness of the Journal of College Student Mental Health by connecting with the journal’s community online. They may also be invited to join journal meetings, either virtually, or in person (depending on location). As an Editor, they will receive an annual contribution to cover any expenses incured during their work, an online subscription to the journal, and a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.

The journal is currently recruiting for Editorial Board Members and Reviewers.

About the journal

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The Journal of College Student Mental Health explores significant issues in the field of college student mental health and is devoted to publishing content directly relevant to the clinical specialty of college psychotherapy or counseling. We welcome full-length or brief articles on professional issues, practice, or research findings. In addition, the Journal features opinion pieces, on-line interviews from international counseling centers, comments on key articles, and book reviews. We encourage as much diversity as possible in their samples to reflect the student population.

Journal of College Student Mental Health is an internationally renowned journal with Scopus and Web of Science indexing, among others. The journal already successfully serves a large readership, with over 51,000 downloads in 2022.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Familiarity with major social media platforms including X, LinkedIn, Facebok, YouTube, among others.
  • Good marketing knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly engaging, versatile, and adaptable.
  • The ability to keep up with industry trends and new social networks.
  • Design knowledge and proficiency in design tools such as Photoshop and Canva is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of social scheduling and analytics tools such as Hootsuite, Google Analytics, and Buffer is desired but not required.

Application Instructions

To apply for Social Media Editor, please submit via the apply button below the following:

  1. brief CV: one-page
  2. cover letter: outline how you meet the attributes listed above, your vision for the role, and how you would build awareness and maximise dissemination of the journal’s content
  3. three sample social media posts

Please contact the editors, Danielle Oakley ([email protected]) and Holly Harmon ([email protected]) with any questions.


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.