Position Context and Who We’re Looking For
SpokenWeb – a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator Jason Camlot – is seeking someone to coordinate our social media platforms and help us tell our stories. We’re a research project that aims to develop and connect collections of recorded literary performances from across our international network, engaging with a broad spectrum of inquiries from pedagogy to audio signal analysis. You can find out more about us at our website: https://spokenweb.ca.
We are looking for someone who has strong communication skills – bilingualism is a plus – and who enjoys connecting with folks across a diverse range of study areas and institutions. Previous experience working with social media and publishing content online (e.g., via WordPress) will be an asset. The work will be well suited for someone who feels comfortable working by themselves, but also enjoys connecting virtually with a diverse cohort of academics, librarians, web developers, designers, artists, other students, and community stakeholders.
This position will be supervised by Aphrodite Salas (Concordia, Journalism), in coordination with the SpokenWeb Principal Investigator and SpokenWeb Project Manager, with the ultimate goal of developing and pitching stories identified within SpokenWeb to a range of media outlets at large.
Description of Job Duties
Primary responsibilities of the position would be as follows:
- Maintain SpokenWeb’s social media – i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – presence.
- This includes the development of new content, posting regularly and with adherence to the established Style Guide.
- A schedule of weekly posts to the identified platforms will be required, with additional content generated to promote and document SpokenWeb events as needed
- Management of the links submission spreadsheet
- Be active in dynamically and thoughtfully evolving SpokenWeb’s approach to social media – e.g., new platforms, new ways of posting, refining templates and style as required.
- Attend SpokenWeb meetings and events to generate content and media to share.
- Work with the role’s supervisor to identify engaging stories from SpokenWeb events and the network, more broadly, and determine which media suits the story best.
- Establish a practice of pitching these stories to the media at large, whether local, provincial, or national, as appropriate.
- Stories could also be published on SpokenWeb platforms such as SPOKENWEBLOG and the SpokenWeb Podcast.
Salary & Eligibility
Position open to any student in good standing. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement for 10 hours per week.
How to Apply
Send a statement of interest, including information about relevant experience, and a resume to: Ben Hynes, SpokenWeb Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.