Call for Social Media Editor

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Call for Social Media Editor

Journal of Sports Sciences

Application Deadline
31 January 2021

About the Role

The Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS) has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed. It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. 

JSS already successfully serves a huge readership, with over 1 million downloads in 2019 and over 40,000 Twitter followers. The journal is seeking a Social Media Editor to run the active and successful JSS Twitter account (@JSportsSci), to promote the journal, and further support its increasing reach and dissemination.

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a doctoral degree in sport and exercise science, or a related area. The successful candidate should be able to work effectively with the journals’ Editors and Editorial Board. She or he should also be eloquent and concise in communicating (‘tweeting’) topical, popular, and newly published JSS articles to the public (at least once per published article and issue), and communicate effectively with Editors, including @GrantAbt, Taylor & Francis’ Portfolio Manager, @AlejndraBlack, as well as interact with the @TandFSport, @TandFBioSci and @TandFMedicine, and other related Taylor & Francis accounts. The successful candidate is 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’ on the journal’s Editorial Board, will be provided with guidance and data to support them in their role, and work with the Editors and Publisher to build awareness of JSS by connecting with the journal’s community online. She or he 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 £1,000 (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.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit via email the following to JSS Executive Editor Grant Abt ([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 journal content
  3. three sample posts: suitable for three different social media platforms
    1. 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
    2. 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’
    3. timing of the post may also be taken into consideration
    4. the three different posts should all be promoting the following article:

The influence of COVID-19 measures in the United Kingdom on physical activity levels, perceived physical function and mood in older adults: A survey-based observational study https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2020.1850984

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

About the Journal

The Journal of Sports Sciences has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard and is both Medline and Clarivate Analytics-listed. It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives. 

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