Fancy a p/t job as Web Manager for History Workshop Online?

A friend sent this to me, as it fits my skillset, but I’m already over-subscribed with work for next year, but keen to see someone who’ll be good at this take post!


History Workshop Online: Web Manager

The editors of History Workshop Journal are looking for a part-time web manager and administrator to help establish and run a new website, History Workshop Online<>. This WordPress website is intended to reach beyond an academic audience and to be both a discussion forum and a resource for radical historians and for those interested in the interplay between past and present. The job involves an average of six hours work a week at an hourly rate of £16.50.

The post-holder will:

  • assist editors in commissioning material for the website and sub-edit contributions for publication
  • post material on the website, including picture research and layout
  • ensure the website is refreshed regularly, with the best use of images and design
  • maintain the noticeboard and forthcoming events sections of the site
  • ensure that the website is compliant with copyright, legal and other requirements
  • generate traffic to the site through search engine optimisation, posting of links on other relevant sites, and arranging mutual click throughs with other appropriate sites
  • use social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to promote the site
  • organise and attend meetings of the web committee (roughly every six weeks)
  • attend general meetings of the editorial collective (roughly every six months) and  prepare for these a brief report on the progress of the site
  • liaise with the web designer as appropriate
  • seek approval and account for any expenditure required for the upkeep and improvement of the site

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience in website management and administration
  • can work independently
  • has good IT and design skills
  • has an interest in history
  • can attend evening and occasional weekend meetings, usually in London
  • has good oral and written communication skills
  • is very organised

To apply for the post please send your CV with a covering letter, plus links to any websites on which you have worked, to [email protected]. The deadline for applications isJune 10th.

For further information about this post, email Barbara Taylor on [email protected]


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