Call for Social Media Editor

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Call for Social Media Editor

The Physician and Sportsmedicine

Deadline
14 May 2021

About the Role

The Physician and Sportsmedicine is seeking a Social Media Editor to run the journal’s existing Twitter account (@PhysSportsMed) to promote the journal, and further support its increasing reach and dissemination.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine already has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard, and is indexed in Medline, the Web of Science’s, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Scopus. The journal publishes research on various aspects of the field, including: managing chronic disease, surgical techniques in preventing and managing injuries, the latest advancements in treatments for helping patients lose weight, and related exercise and nutrition topics that can impact the patient during recovery and modification.

The journal already successfully serves a huge readership, with 95,000 downloads in 2020, and over 17,800 Twitter followers.

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a doctoral degree in Sport Medicine, or a related area. They should be able to work effectively with the journals’ Editor and Editorial Board. They should also be eloquent and concise in communicating (‘tweeting’) topical, popular, and newly published Physician and Sportsmedicine articles to the public (at least once per published article, and issue), and communicate effectively with Editors, Taylor & Francis’ Portfolio Manager, @AlejndraBlack, as well as interact with related Taylor & Francis subject accounts, including @TandFSport, @TandFMedicine, and @TandfBioSci. The successful candidate will 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 Physician and Sportsmedicine, 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). The Social Media Editor will receive an honorarium of £500 (pro-rata for the remainder of 2021), to cover journal-related expenses. As an Editorial Board member, they will also receive online subscriptions to the journal, and a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit via email the following to Alejandra Black, Taylor & Francis Portfolio Manager ([email protected]):

  1. Brief CV: one-page maximum
  2. Cover letter: outlining how you meet the attributes listed above, your vision for the account, and how you would build awareness and maximise dissemination of the journal content
  3. Three sample posts: suitable for three different social media platforms:
  • This could be for example Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or, for example the Chinese equivalents, Weibo, WeChat, and Maimai, as appropriate to where you may be based
  • 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 be promoting the following article: The effect of isolation on athletes’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

These can be sent through as a document, though you may find it easier to post from any existing social media accounts you have and send through direct links to the posts.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine is a peer-reviewed, clinically oriented publication for primary care physicians. We examine the latest drug discoveries to advance treatment and recovery, and take into account the medical aspects of exercise therapy for a given condition. We cover the latest primary care-focused treatments serving the needs of our active patient population, and assess the limits these treatments govern in stabilization and recovery. The Physician and Sportsmedicine is a peer-to-peer method of communicating the latest research to aid primary care physicians’ advancement in methods of care and treatment. We routinely cover such topics as: managing chronic disease, surgical techniques in preventing and managing injuries, the latest advancements in treatments for helping patients lose weight, and related exercise and nutrition topics that can impact the patient during recovery and modification.