Social Media Editor Required
Culture, Theory and Critique
About the Role
Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures. We are looking for a new Social Media Editor with a related academic background, as well as experience in effective use of social media. It would be ideally suited to an early career researcher.
The successful candidate will work closely with the journals’ Editor in Chief and General Editors, supported by the Advisory Board and Taylor & Francis in their work. An ideal candidate would have a broad understanding of the current research in the area and be enthusiastic about promoting the journal to international research communities, academics and students in the field. The overall role of the Social Media Editor (SME) is to set up (where necessary) and operate social media accounts on behalf of the journal; driving traffic to journal content and engaging with readers and followers about the journal; and keeping up to date on trends within the field. Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses and will also supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. Becoming the SME of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks and promote the research that you are passionate about.
Interested in applying?
Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
• Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
• Confidence to engage with authors and researchers on social media
• Strong organizational skills to ensure that social media engagement is both regular and novel
• The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as General Editor
• This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.
Submitting your Application
If you are interested in the position, please apply by sending a CV and a statement no longer than 1 page of A4, outlining why you’re interested, how you’re suited to the role and how you would address the main role and responsibilities by 30th April 2021. Please send your application document to the Editor in Chief, Greg Hainge ([email protected]). Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a short online interview.
Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures. This reconceptualisation of critical theories is achieved by: • assessing how well theories emerging from particular spatial, cultural, geographical and historical contexts • travel and translate into new conjunctures; • confronting theories with their limitations and aporias through immanent critique or application to specific social, political or cultural phenomena; • interfacing theories from different intellectual, disciplinary and institutional settings. Given its interdisciplinary character, Culture, Theory and Critique will appeal to anyone working at the interface between disciplines such as anthropology, critical geography, critical race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, ecology, gender, sexuality and queer studies, historiography, literary theory and criticism, film studies, media studies, philosophy, postcolonialism, science and technology studies, social and political theory and visual culture.