Call For Social Media Editor

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Call for Social Media Editor 

Critical Studies in Education

6 April 2021

About the Journal

Critical Studies in Education is one of the world’s leading journals in the sociology of education, publishing articles of the highest quality and importance. While primarily informed by critical sociology, we welcome submissions with a critical stance that draw on other disciplines (e.g. philosophy, social geography, history) to understand ‘the social’. Articles published in the journal make original theoretical or theorised empirical contributions aimed at moving the field forward. They focus on education policy and/or practice across formal education contexts (e.g. schooling, vocational education, higher education) as well as informal settings (e.g. television, communities, social media), and typically focus on power relations associated with gender, class, poverty, race, ethnicity and the reproduction or disruption of disadvantage through educational processes. See our aims and scope statement for further details.


About the Role

The Editors of Critical Studies in Education are seeking to appoint a Social Media Editor with a particular focus on Twitter @CritStudsEd, to support an ambitious social media strategy. In the first instance, the appointment is for a period of 3 years (ending 30 April 2024) and carries an annual honorarium of £1,500. While we will consider all applications, we think the position might suit a PhD student or an early career researcher (i.e. ECR as defined by the UKRI and interpreted by the AHRC who is researching in the critical sociology of education.

We are looking for an education academic who will generate interest in newly published CSE articles and in the journal more generally, including promoting calls for papers, new issues, general updates and news. Working with the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and the Editorial Board, the Social Media Editor will develop ideas for social media engagement, including working collaboratively with authors on promoting their work through social media and potentially other media forms. For example, one strategy might involve Twitterviews: interviews with authors conducted via Twitter about a given topic. Taylor and Francis have published a helpful interview with a current serving SME on what SMEs do. They have also provided tips on using social media to promote journals here and a social media guide for journal editors here.



Submitting your application

Applicants should submit a short CV, the names and contact details of two referees and a statement (up to two A4 pages) setting out their goals and plans for achieving them. Applications should be addressed to Dr Stephen Parker and emailed to [email protected] by Tuesday 6 April 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a short online interview.


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Critical Studies in Education is one of the few international journals devoted to a critical sociology of education, although it welcomes submissions with a critical stance that draw on other disciplines (e.g. philosophy, social geography, history) in order to understand 'the social'.