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WANTED: SSLH web editor and social media officer

The SSLH is looking for a postgraduate student to act as our web editor and social media officer. The post holder will be responsible for updating the SSLH website, posting material on Facebook, sharing news items and conference alerts on our Twitter feed, as well as periodically sending information out to subscribers to the SSLH newsletter which is managed using Mailchimp.

The role is paid at £500 per annum and offers the successful candidate a wonderful opportunity to gain new skills, enhance their CV and extend their academic and public history networks. As there will be minimal technical support this position requires experience of web editing and outstanding IT skills and self-management. Knowledge and experience of Twitter and Facebook is required and you must be willing to learn how to manage a mailing list and send newsletters via Mailchimp (it’s very simple!).

The post holder will keep a detailed account of all work undertaken (form provided) and will be required to attend the annual AGM and exec meeting which is generally the last Saturday in November (travel costs will be paid) to present a short report which will have been circulated in advance.

Interested candidates should contact Janette Martin Janette.martin@manchester.ac.uk and Charlotte Alston charlotte.alston@northumbria.ac.uk in the first instance with a CV and details of why they are suited to the role.

It is expected that the post holder will have an active interest in labour and/or radical history, and will be (or will become) a student member of the SSLH. The position would be offered initially on a 3 month trial.

The following links will take you to our existing social media platforms:

Website: http://sslh.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Society-for-the-Study-of-Labour-History-234316553360106/

Twitter: @StudyLabHistory

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For over fifty years the Society for the Study of Labour History has been an important connection between labour historians (professional and amateur), an active promoter of Archive preservation and creator of new perspectives and resources.