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Call for Social Media Editor

Deadline: 12th August 2022

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About the Role

Science and Medicine in Football is seeking a Social Media Editor to run the @SciMed_Football Twitter account, to promote the journal, and further support SMF’s increasing reach and dissemination.

The successful candidate should be studying for or possess a doctoral degree in Sport Science, or a related area. They should be able to work and communicate effectively with the journals’ Editorial team, as well as interact with the Taylor & Francis subject accounts, including @TandfSport, @TandfMedicine, and @RoutledgePsych. The Social Media Editor will be expected to ‘tweet’ topical, popular, and newly published SMF articles to the public, and to ‘tweet’ each newly published article, and issue, once. 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 to build awareness of SMF 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 £600 (pro-rata for the remainder of 2022), to cover journal-related expenses. As an Editorial Board member, they will also receive gratis online access to the journal, as well as a 30% discount for Routledge, Taylor & Francis books.

Submitting your Application


Applications shall include:

  • Brief CV: one-page maximum

  • Cover Letter: outlining how you meet the attributes listed above, your vision for the new accounts, and how you would build awareness and maximize dissemination of journal content

  • 3 sample social media ‘posts’: suitable for three different social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Instagram)
    – 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, sample posts should all promote the following article:

    Daniel D. Cohen, Alfredo Restrepo, Chris Richter, John R. Harry, Martino V. Franchi, Carlos Restrepo, Rodrigo Poletto & Matt Taberner (2021) Detraining of specific neuromuscular qualities in elite footballers during COVID-19 quarantine, Science and Medicine in Football, 5:sup1, 26-31, DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2020.1834123

    These can be mocked up, and sent through as a separate document; continuing on from the CV; alternatively, you may find it easier to actually post from any existing social media accounts you have, and send through direct links to, or screenshots of, the posts.

    The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

About the journal

Science and Medicine in Football (SMF) is a quarterly international, peer-reviewed journal. The mission of the publication is to advance the theoretical knowledge, methodological approaches and the professional practice associated with the sport of football. The journal aims to publish meaningful articles on various aspects of sports medicine and science related to all codes of football.

SMF is an internationally renowned journal with Medline, JCR, and Scopus indexing. SMF already successfully serves a huge readership, with over 250,000 downloads in the past three months alone.

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