Social Media Editor needed for

Routledge Music Journals

10 June 2024

About the role

Routledge is seeking a Social Media Editor for a selection of music journals:

  • Contemporary Music Review
  • Journal of New Music Research
  • Jazz Perspectives
  • Popular Music and Society
  • Rock Music Studies
  • Journal of Musicological Research
  • Ethnomusicology Forum

The Social Media Editor will create and run an active and engaging social media account on relevant social media platforms to promote the seven journals and further support their increasing reach and dissemination. These seven journals successfully serve a huge readership, with over 490,789 total downloads in 2023.

The successful candidate should have a research focus in Music, and the ability to engage with the 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 social media accounts.

The Social Media Editor will be expected to ‘tweet’/post topical, popular, and newly published content to the public and to ‘tweet’/post news and trending research from each journal, at minimum four times per year per journal. The successful candidates are 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’, 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 Editor will receive an honorarium of £2000 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 role would begin July 2024.

About the journal

Routledge music journals

Contemporary Music Review, is an interdisciplinary forum for research in and about music now. Our six issues per year feature articles and essays across a broad spectrum of global contemporary music research as well as reports, bibliographic studies, interviews, scores and translations. Interested guest editors may submit proposals for themed issues addressing any topic in contemporary music studies, including analytical, cultural, environmental, historical, scientific, social, and technological approaches. Individual authors may contact the Editor to inquire about their article’s fit in an upcoming themed issue.

The Journal of New Music Research publishes material which increases our understanding of music and musical processes by systematic, scientific and technological means. Research published in the journal is innovative, empirically grounded and often, but not exclusively, uses quantitative methods. Articles are both musically relevant and scientifically rigorous, giving full technical details. No bounds are placed on the music or musical behaviours at issue: popular music, music of diverse cultures and the canon of western classical music are all within the Journal’s scope. Articles deal with theory, analysis, composition, performance, uses of music, instruments and other music technologies.

Jazz Perspectives provides a broad forum for promoting cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue across the academic jazz community. Our mission is to stimulate the international study and appreciation of the rich legacy of jazz and its many musical and cultural tangents, both past and present. The journal aims to bridge the jazz-as-music and jazz-as-culture divide of contemporary jazz studies, as well as to promote broader international perspectives on the jazz tradition and its legacy.

Popular Music and Society publishes articles, book reviews, and audio reviews on popular music of any genre, time period, or geographic location. Popular Music and Society is open to all scholarly orientations toward popular music, including (but not limited to) historical, theoretical, critical, sociological, and cultural approaches. The terms "popular" and "society" are broadly defined to accommodate a wide range of articles on the subject. The journal focuses especially on music as a manifestation of popular culture.

Rock Music Studies publishes articles, book and audio reviews, and opinion pieces on rock music and its numerous subgenres. To best focus this international journal, the editors of Rock Music Studies, which evolved from Popular Music and Society, limit the usually all-inclusive definition of rock to exclude other genres such as doo-wop, country, jazz, soul, and hip hop, but include roll and roll, rockabilly, blues rock, country rock, jazz rock, folk rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, prog rock, metal, punk, alternative, and other subgenres of rock.

The Journal of Musicological Research publishes original articles on all aspects of the discipline of music: historical musicology, style and repertory studies, music theory, ethnomusicology, music education, organology, and interdisciplinary studies. Because contemporary music scholarship addresses critical and analytical issues from a multiplicity of viewpoints, the Journal of Musicological Research seeks to present studies from all perspectives, using the full spectrum of methodologies. This variety makes the Journal a place where scholarly approaches can coexist, in all their harmony and occasional discord, and one that is not allied with any particular school or viewpoint.

Ethnomusicology Forum formerly known as the British Journal of Ethnomusicology, is the academic, refereed journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. The journal seeks to provide a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology, defined broadly as the study of "people making music", and encompasses the study of all music, including Western art music and popular music.

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Key Skills and Attributes

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

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. brief CV: one-page maximum
  2. 1-2 paragraph 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’ from one of the seven 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.


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.