Position Announcement: SHEAR Social Media Coordinator

The Society of Historians for the Early American Republic (SHEAR) seeks to appoint a Social Media Coordinator for a term of at least one year and the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

In addition to handling official communications for SHEAR on social media channels, the successful candidate will work in consultation with the SHEAR President and Executive Committee to develop and implement a strategic plan for expanding and deepening the intellectual community of SHEAR members online, as well as for making scholarship and work by SHEAR members more visible and accessible to interested audiences outside of the Society. A part of this strategic plan will include outreach to potential new members through occasional social media campaigns.

Applicants must have experience using social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) to curate and deliver engaging content. The best-qualified applicants will possess strong writing skills, strong teamwork skills, familiarity with audience research and outreach, and/or advanced experience producing digital content for educational purposes. Graduate students, contingent faculty, and historians working outside of the academy are encouraged to apply. Attendance at the annual meeting is expected during the coordinator’s term, and the successful candidate will be paid a stipend and reimbursed for travel to the meeting during their term.

For fullest consideration, please upload a resume/CV and a cover letter, addressed to President Amy Greenberg, by Friday, October 9, to this link.

The cover letter should include evidence of past experience as well as a discussion of the candidate’s ideas and vision for the role if appointed.

SHEAR is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from members of groups historically under-represented within the organization.

On behalf of President Amy Greenberg and the SHEAR Advisory Council

Caleb McDaniel, Rice University, caleb.mcdaniel@rice.edu

Amanda B. Moniz, Smithsonian Institution, MonizA@si.edu

21 September 2020

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