A brilliant job for those interested in social media and higher education

The LSE Impact Blog is recruiting for a new editor:

The LSE Impact Blog is an award-winning, highly popular blog aimed at academics, researchers, and HE professionals. It publishes regular blog posts on scholarly publishing, research methods, and maximizing the impact of academic research. Reaching an audience of over 80,000 unique visitors a month, the blog is widely recognised as a world leader in new forms of academic communication.

The post is suitable for someone with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in the social sciences and academic impact. The individual must be interested in debates around the future of academic communication, measuring academic impact, social media and metrics, non-traditional academic outputs, and knowledge exchange.

The Editor will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the blog. The role involves commissioning blog posts from a wide range of internal and external contributors; editing copy and giving feedback to contributors in a constructive and positive manner; maintaining a regular flow of a minimum of 3 blog posts per week; publishing contributions using WordPress; and utilising social media to disseminate posts and boost engagement.

Part of the role will also involve assisting in an exciting side project which aims to help LSE understand the impact of its public-facing blogs. Working with the project’s Research Assistant and the Social Media Manager, tasks may include event planning, promotion of the project through social media, and working with colleagues to shape project direction.

In addition to a good salary, the benefits that come with this position are a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go here or to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk quoting reference 1481958.

£27,657 – £32,013 (depending on experience)

This is a fixed term appointment with funding confirmed until 31 July 2017

Closing date for receipt of applications is 13th July 2016 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

Interviews are envisaged to take place in w/b 18th July 2016.


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