RSUS Call for Social Media Editor

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Call for Social Media Editor

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Application Deadline
30 October 2020

About the Role

Journal of Sustainable Tourism is seeking a Social Media Editor to take over the active and successful @JSustTour Twitter account, to promote the journal.

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a doctoral degree in Tourism, or a related area.  The successful candidate should be able to work effectively with the journals’ Editors and Editorial Board, be eloquent and concise in communicating (‘tweeting’) newly published Journal of Sustainable articles to the public (at least once per published article, and online issue), and interact with the @TandFSport, @RoutledgeGPU and related Taylor & Francis accounts. The candidate is likely to have experience of using social media channels in either their professional 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 Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 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 £500 (pro-rata for the remainder of 2020), to cover journal-related expenses. As an Editorial Board member, they will also receive an online subscription to the journal, and a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.  

How to Apply

To apply, please email a brief CV (one-page maximum) and cover letter to the Taylor & Francis Portfolio Manager, Alejandra Black ([email protected]). Please outline in your cover letter how you meet the attributes listed above, your vision for the accounts, and how would build awareness and maximise dissemination of the journals.

The Journal of Sustainable Tourism is a leading tourism journal which advances critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development. It publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject. Critical views and perspectives are encouraged, as well as new ideas and approaches in relation to the theory and practice linking tourism and sustainability. Contributions can be from all disciplinary perspectives, with inter-disciplinary work especially welcome. Holistic and integrative work is encouraged. All geographical areas are included, as are all forms of tourism, both mass and niche market. Papers can be especially useful if they contribute new understanding and insights not just to the field of sustainable tourism but also to the wider social sciences or between the social and natural sciences. Many contributions include significant empirical evidence, but some innovate in the field by providing new perspectives, approaches and insights through critical reviews. The journal publishes Main Papers, Book Reviews, and occasional Opinion Pieces. Book reviews and Opinion Pieces are by invitation only. We also commission Special Issues – contact the editors if you have a proposal for a Special Issue or Opinion Piece. Peer Review Statement Quality is ensured by rigorous, anonymous peer evaluation of each main paper by three independent referees. The Editors, on behalf of the Editorial Board, make the final decision concerning publication. Submission is online through the journal’s website and ScholarOne submission system.

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