Recruiting for Social Media Editor

Emerging Microbes & Infections

06 October 2023

About the role

Emerging Microbes & Infections is seeking a Social Media Editor to create and run an engaging new journal Twitter account, to promote the journal, and further support its increasing reach and dissemination.

As part of the Social Media Editor role they are expected to:

  • Identify relevant societies, conferences, social media profiles, blogs and key figureheads in academia and in industry, and keep apprised of their updates, engaging with them where appropriate to build up relationships;
  • Share links to the latest articles that have been published in the journal, or any of T&F’s online marketing campaigns that involve the journal;
  • Promote priority articles identified by the Society;
  • Encourage the submission of articles from expert researchers in the field;
  • Be the Ambassador for the journal; build, nurture, and grow a community around it;
  • Increase awareness of the articles, sections, or article collections published in the journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues.

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(s) and Publisher to build awareness of EMI 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 Editorial Board member, they will receive a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.

We also welcome applications for Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers.

About the journal

Cover image - Emerging Microbes & Infections

Emerging Microbes & Infections is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing research on emerging immunology and microbiology viruses.

Emerging Microbes & Infections aims to disseminate information on microbes and infections, especially those associated with increasing biological and clinical significance and pathogenic frequency. The journal is committed to bridging the gap between scientific communities in developed and developing countries.

Emerging Microbes & Infections covers relevant topics of critical biological and clinical value including, but not limited to:

  • Epidemic surveillance
  • Clinical manifestation
  • Diagnosis and management
  • Cellular and molecular pathogenesis
  • Innate and acquired immune responses between emerging microbes and their hosts
  • Drug discovery
  • Vaccine development research

Emerging Microbes & Infections
 accepts original research articles, review articles, letters, and commentaries.

Emerging Microbes & Infections is ranked 13/161 in Immunology, 8/96 in Infectious Diseases and 9/135 in Microbiology in the JCR.

The journal operates a single-blind peer review policy. All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication.

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Key Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a doctoral degree in infectious diseases, immunology, microbiology or a related area.

They should be able to work and communicate effectively with the journals’ Editorial team, as well as interact with the Taylor & Francis subject account(s).

The successful candidate is likely to have proven experience of using social media channels in either their professional and/or personal lives.

Application Instructions

How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

1. Brief CV: one-page maximum

2. Cover letter: 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

3. three sample social media ‘posts’: suitable for three different social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn )

- 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

- the three different posts should all promote the following article:

Full article: Impact of National Omicron Outbreak at the end of 2022 on the future outlook of COVID-19 in China (

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.


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.